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Roasted Salmon With Lentils

A mustard vinaigrette gives this Mediterranean-inspired dish its tangy flavor. Drizzle some over a leafy-green salad, and serve it on the side. The cooking time for lentils can vary widely depending on their age. Older lentils require more time. For the best results, we recommend buying a fresh, new bag.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Serves 4
Roasted Salmon With Lentils

Source: Everyday Food, November 2003


  • 3/4 cup lentils
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, (6 ounces each)
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Heat broiler. Combine lentils and 2 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Add onion and celery; cover, and continue cooking until lentils and vegetables are just tender, 15 to 25 minutes more. Drain, reserving cooking liquid. Transfer lentils and vegetables to a medium bowl.

  2. In a bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons reserved cooking liquid with vinegar, oil, mustard, garlic, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Toss half the dressing with the lentil mixture.

  3. Meanwhile, season salmon with salt and pepper. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange salmon on sheet; broil until opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon lentils onto plates; top with salmon, flaking it into large pieces, if desired. Drizzle with remaining dressing.


Chopped celery leaves add wonderful flavor to the lentils. Use them in place of or in addition to the parsley.

Reviews (3)

  • wheelingbcats 17 Sep, 2011

    Sounds delicious... will try. As for the oven temperature... it says to broil the salmon, so I think that is more than enough info for cooking the salmon.

  • leroi 16 Sep, 2011

    as with so many recipe's the cook forgot to say what the oven degree was for cooking the salmon

  • mtbella 5 Aug, 2009

    Loved the lentils but haven't tried the salmon yet

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