Fresh herbs are the key to healthy, flavorful cooking. If you don’t typically buy fresh herbs on a regular basis, I encourage you to pick a few up at your next grocery visit. For little to no calories, they instantly brighten the flavor of salads, sides, entrees and even desserts. I very rarely create a meal that isn’t garnished with a few fresh herbs right at the end of the cooking time. Today’s recipe is intended to inspire you to pick up fresh dill the next time you see it at the store. Here are a few other quick and easy ways to incorporate herbs into your diet:
What herbs are easy to incorporate into your diet?
Cilantro: Garnish chili, stir-fry or even sprinkle on toast with avocado slices.
Parsley: Toss into your salad, add into your marinara sauce or sprinkle in your rice.
Basil: Mix with mint and cilantro to create an Vietnamese style salad or stir-fry.
Mint: Add into your salad, stir into warm peas and butter or sprinkle on a fruit-based dessert.
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Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon
- 2 wild salmon filets (6-8oz each)
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic (grated)
- 2 tbs fresh dill (minced)
- 1 tbs lemon zest
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 4 slices lemon
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Meanwhile, mix olive oil into a paste with garlic, dill, lemon zest, sea salt and pepper.
- Spread paste evenly on top of each salmon filet.
- Place filets in a baking dish and top with lemon slices.
- Roast for 15-20 minutes – do not over-cook.