Smart Salmon and Lemony Lentil Bowls
with Garlicky Feta Crema
Golden, seared salmon fillets get a flavour boost from garlicky feta cheese sauce, all sitting atop a bed of lemony lentils, roasted sweet potatoes and ever-so-slightly wilted baby spinach. Eat until your heart's content with this carb and cal-conscious bowl.
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Salmon Fillets, skin-on
(Contains Fish, Seafood/Fruit de Mer)
Feta Cheese, crumbled
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Garlic Guide for Step 3 (dbl for 4 ppl): 1/4 tsp mild, 1/2 tsp medium and 1 tsp extra! Using a strainer, drain and rinse lentils. Peel, then cut sweet potato into 1/2-inch cubes. Peel, then finely mince or grate garlic. Zest, then juice half the lemon. Cut remaining lemon into wedges.
Add sweet potatoes and 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to an unlined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Roast in the middle of the oven, flipping halfway through, until tender, 16-18 min.
Meanwhile, add feta, sour cream, half the garlic, half the lemon zest, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tbsp water (dbl both for 4 ppl) to a small bowl. (NOTE: Reference garlic guide.) Using a fork, mash until almost smooth.
Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. While the pan heats, pat salmon dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. When hot, add 1 tsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then salmon, skin-side down. Cook until skin is crispy, 4-5 min. Flip and cook until salmon is opaque and cooked through, 2-3 min.** Remove and discard skin, if desired. Using a fork, break up salmon into bite-sized pieces.
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then remaining garlic. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec. Add lentils and 1/4 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl). Cook, stirring often, until lentils are warmed through, 2-3 min. Remove the pan from heat. Drizzle 1/2 tbsp lemon juice (dbl for 4 ppl) and sprinkle remaining lemon zest over the pan. Add spinach, then stir until slightly wilted, 1-2 min. Season with pepper, to taste.
Divide lentils between bowls. Top with sweet potatoes and salmon, then drizzle feta crema over top. Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.