Baked Salmon with Spinach

Heart health salmon pairs nicely with the longevity benefits of spinach
Baked salmon and spinach are delicious and healthy!

Centenarians - those who live to be 100 or older - often eat small portions of fish with a larger portion of vegetables. Leafy greens like spinach have been found to have disease- and age-fighting benefits, plus they add calcium, fiber, and magnesium to your meal!

 

Baked Salmon with Spinach

Source: Blue Zones

Ingredients:

1 lb. of Salmon fillets
½ cup of fresh spinach leaves
3 – 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
1 clove of garlic minced
2 T craisins chopped
2 T nuts chopped (pecans, walnuts or almonds are recommended)
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 T Dijon Mustard
½ cup breadcrumbs

 

Instructions:

Sauté the spinach, lemon zest, and garlic until spinach is wilted.

Combine the craisins, nuts, basil, and oregano leaves in a small bowl. Add the wilted spinach mixture to the small bowl and combine.

Cut a pocket horizontally into each salmon fillet. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of the combined mixture.

Spread 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard on the salmon and finish by sprinkling breadcrumbs on top of each fillet.

Place salmon on non-stick baking sheet or backing sheet lined with oven safe paper and bake for 20 minutes at 375° F or until fillets are fully cooked.

Enjoy!