I didn’t think I’d be able to squeeze in another non challenge post before the end of the month, but I guess I was wrong. I just wanted to make a post about my dinner last night because it was super delicious. I also feel like I do not share enough “full meals” on my website, so that’s what pushed me to get this one up.
Let’s start with the salmon. I love salmon because it can take on so many different flavour profiles. I kept it super simple here with lemon, olive oil, capers, thyme and pepper. I recently tried capers for the first time a few weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since – weird obsession, I know. But they’re like little bites of salty goodness and I can’t get enough of them. They went really well with the lemon and flavoured the fish nicely.
Next, we got some quinoa with vegetables. I started off by sautéing some red onion and zucchini then adding corn kernels and spinach. I let all that cook down before adding a few cups of cooked quinoa. Then to season, I put lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and tons of dried oregano. This was a really nice and light side dish. You could just stop here and have the quinoa with salmon on top but I made one more side.
Last but not least was my roasted vegetables. I had some cauliflower, bell peppers and a few cloves of garlic. I tossed those with olive oil, salt and pepper (yes, that’s it) and let them bake. Took about 30 minutes which was only a bit more time than the salmon.
I know this might sound like a lot of ingredients and many dishes but I had dinner on the table in 1 hour. As long as you have your ingredients prepped before you start cooking, you should be good to go. I was also doing a bit of multi tasking but overall, it was quite manageable to get done.
Dinner time shouldn’t be stressful. You just have to make good food using good ingredients. I hope this post inspires you to make dinner this weekend 🙂
P.S. the last chickpea recipe will be up later today. Hint: it’s a sweet one