This salmon recipe may be quick and simple, but don't be fooled by the humble appearance—each ingredient packs its own nutritious punch. Whether it's the salmon (omega-3 fatty acids) and olive oil (oleic acid, vitamin E, and flavonoid antioxidants), or the baby spinach (iron, vitamin A, and lutein) and garlic (countless benefits, including lowering overall cholesterol and blood pressure), this dish is no slouch in its impact on your family's health.
Servings: Serves 4
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds total; preferably wild Alaskan)
  • 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 12 ounces baby spinach , rinsed
  • Directions
    Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat broiler. If your oven doesn't contain a separate broiler, move rack to 5 to 6 inches below heating element.

    Place fish on the baking sheet and drizzle the fillets evenly with 2 teaspoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Broil for 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through.

    Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and sauté, stirring, for 20 seconds. Add spinach, several handfuls at a time, and toss until each batch wilts and all 12 ounces fit into the skillet. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

    To serve, divide spinach among 4 plates. Top each with a fillet.


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