Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Lentils

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Grainy mustard adds body and zip to this easy-to-make broiled-salmon dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small

  • ½ 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. 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. 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.

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