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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Lentils

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. Step 1

    Heat broiler, with rack set 8 inches from heat. In a large broiler-proof skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cumin and cook, stirring, until onion is golden, 8 minutes. Meanwhile, rub mustard on salmon and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    Add lentils to skillet, stir, and season with salt and pepper. Nestle salmon in lentils and broil until opaque throughout, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Everyday Food, November 2012

Reviews (4)

  • 7 Sep, 2013

    Great meal. I have never used canned lentils before, but they are really a time saver and if rinsed properly, taste almost as good as the dried. This recipe comes together very quickly and is something that I will repeat. I finished the dish with parsley as I had it in the garden. "Very French".

  • 5 Sep, 2013

    This recipe is full of flavor. Prepared fresh lentils and used shallots as I did not have an onion. It is a lovely meal in relatively little time, tastes great and the cilantro is the perfect finishing touch.

  • 4 Sep, 2013

    What happened to the PRINT recipe option? I'm not seeing it anymore.

  • 17 Aug, 2013

    Very good and so simple!!! If the lentils are made ahead, super quick. Even when I cook the lentils as I prepare other items, dinner is on the table in a short amount of time, and really delicious and elegant.