Crispy, oven-baked salmon atop a mound of flavorful lentils cooked in vegetable stock for a light, veggie-rich meal!
I received free samples of Progresso Cooking Stock mentioned in this post at no cost. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Progresso Cooking Stock and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
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Seeing as 2016 has been declared the “Year of the Pulses” it only seems appropriate to include them in my first recipe post of the year! Pulses include foods such as lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas. High in fiber and plant-based proteins, pulses are nutritious and affordable, making them a great addition to any diet. Lentils are simple to prepare, and when cooked in a flavorful stock like in this recipe, you can easily add them as a side or toss in extra veggies for a heartier dish.
I decided to show some love for turnips in this dish….because turnips just don’t get enough love! If you haven’t tried turnips because you didn’t know what the heck to do with them, this is a great way to introduce them into your diet. They’re wonderful roasted and add a nice texture to these veggieful lentils. The turnip root is high in vitamin C, as are the carrots, and the kale provides vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, and copper. Salmon, of course, is high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12, but did you know that wild salmon is an excellent source of vitamin D?
Save time during the week by preparing the lentils and roasted turnips and carrots on the weekend and then reheat when ready to serve with the seared salmon. Dinner will be on the table in less than 10 minutes!
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