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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