Best Healthy Dinner Recipes

These are the best healthy dinner ideas that our readers come back to again and again for delicious and nutritious recipes.

Best healthy dinner recipes

For years, we’ve been writing healthy dinner recipes here on A Couple Cooks. Because: if you’re going to the trouble of eating dinner, why not make both delicious and nourishing? This is the passion that fuels us week after week, creating recipes that you’ll love to make for your friends and family. Alex and I wanted to create a collection of some of the recipes that have gotten a standing ovation from our readers and followers for being not only delicious, but healthy dinner ideas too.

What’s our definition of healthy? Alex and I don’t follow any diet plan specifically. The way we eat generally follows Mediterranean diet: lots and lots of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats like olive oil. Our idea of healthy is less about calorie counts and more about nutrients and variety of veggies. Did I mention lots of and lots of vegetables? Many of the recipes you’ll find here are vegetarian or vegan, but they taste so delicious you don’t feel like you’re making any sacrifices. We hope you’ll enjoy these healthy dinner recipes as much as we do!

And now, our best healthy dinner recipes!

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Easy Salmon with Chimichurri


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This baked salmon is an ultra quick healthy dinner recipe, and tastes incredible paired with a bright green chimichurri sauce!


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Ingredients

For the salmon

For the chimichurri

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, tightly packed (about 1 large bunch)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves and tender stems, tightly packed (about 1 large bunch)
  • 2 green onions (tops only)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Several grinds black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Generously sprinkle the salmon with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake the salmon for about 10 minutes until flaky and just cooked; test it with a fork to assess doneness. Watch the salmon to make sure not to overcook; the timing can vary based on the thickness of the salmon and variations between ovens.
  4. Meanwhile, make the chimichurri: Slice off the tops of the green onions. In a blender, blend all ingredients until a smooth sauce forms, (if necessary, stop and mix the ingredients to allow them to fully blend).
  5. To serve, drizzle the salmon with chimichurri, and serve with potatoes.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Healthy Dinner Recipes, Dinner Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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    Anonymous
    October 29, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    cool

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