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Poached Salmon & Lentil Salad

Poached Salmon & Lentil Salad

I try to eat a lot white and lean protein, mostly from fish and chicken, these are heathy protein intakes. More often than not, I poach salmon.

The first time I heard the term “poach” I must admit I was intimidated by it. After trial and error, I realized there was not much to it.

This recipe is a bonus recipe, because it has also the lentil salad. Then again, shamefully I must admit I had lentil salad just a year ago, I’ve always eating lentils in stews or soups, never in salad, and if you also haven’t tried, you are missing a lot.

This recipe yields 2 portions.


3 cups of dry lentils (boiled to tender and drained)

1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of dry dill

2 small red onions (chopped)

1 lemon (juiced and zested)

2 salmon fillets (skin-in)

½ cup of dry white wine (I used: sauvignon Blanc)

½ cup of water

5 sprigs of parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste


1. In a bowl add: lentils, mustard, 1/2 dill, onions, ½ of the lemon juice and ½ of zest, salt and pepper to taste put in the fridge let it chill.

2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

3. In a sauté pan bring to a simmer: wine and water. Place the sprigs of parsley and ½ dill.

4. Place the salmon skin down on the pan and cover. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes (depending on the thickness). Serve warm or cold.


1. Tomato salad and artisan bread are always great companions to any meal, what I usually like to do is a tomato medley salad with a simple vinaigrette and add oats/nuts to the baking goods.



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