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Broiled Salmon with Mediterranean Lentils

I used to weight-train to keep myself in shape for my work as a volunteer firefighter, and I often prepared this dish. It’s loaded with fiber, protein and antioxidants. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom, I make it to give me energy to chase the little ones. —Dawn Bryant, Thedford, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 55 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dried green split peas
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small saucepan, saute carrot and onion in oil until tender. Add the lentils, peas, garlic and capers; cook and stir 3 minutes longer.
  • Add the water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until tender. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Spritz fillets with butter-flavored spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lentil mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 422 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 14g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • Steffanie
    Aug 6, 2017

    I gave this 4 stars because I added spices, which I felt made it better. I also deviated on the salmon because I was afraid it would dry out. My husband devoured it, and it was a nice change of flavors.

  • muffbear74
    Jun 8, 2016

    I'm not always crazy about Mediterranian dishes, but I liked thiss.The lebtils were a nice combination with the salmon and I felt like I was eating healthily.