I am always looking for simple recipes that don’t use a lot of ingredients but that pack a lot of flavor and will WOW anyone I serve them to.
I have been really honing in on my fitness and nutrition this month (as are most others this time of year) but that doesn’t mean I want to eat plain, boring chicken or steamed veggies every day. If that is what I had to do I would not last long. I follow the nutrition plan from the 21 Day Fix program.
I love it because it does not exclude any food groups (YES – you can eat carbs!!) and it has taught me how to eat the right portions of each food group every day. Along with all of the yummy food I eat I have incorporated Shakeology in every day for breakfast. I drink the chocolate flavor but they have just released the new Café Latte flavor and I am excited to try it when my next shipment arrives at the end of this month.
Before you judge Shakeology, take a minute and watch this video to see what this game changer in my fitness and nutrition routine is all about. It is above and beyond your typical protein shake or meal replacement shake you can get at any nutritional supplement store. It tastes phenomenal and I look forward to whipping one up every day! It provides me with over 70 essential vitamins and minerals, curbs my cravings, has helped improved the quality of my nails and skin, and has a wide variety of uses – you can even make desserts with it!
I hope you enjoy my Walnut Encrusted Dijon Salmon recipe. Dijon mustard is considered a free food on my nutrition plan so I use it frequently on chicken and fish where in the past I would have typically used an egg and flour breading technique.
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- 1 cup of red quinoa
- 4 salmon filets
- Pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Garlic Powder (to taste)
- 8 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/2 cup of walnut halves, crushed
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- Coconut oil spray (or olive oil spray)
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to the package directions and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Lay the salmon filets on one half of a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (you will need the other half for the asparagus later).
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (to taste).
- Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on the top of each filet. Sprinkle dried parsley on top.
- Crush the walnuts and press them on top of each piece of salmon.
- Bake for 7 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and lay the asparagus on the other half of the sheet. Spray the asparagus with coconut oil (or olive oil) spray and use a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional).
- Place the baking sheet back in the oven and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes until the salmon is cooked through and the walnuts have browned slightly.
- While the salmon is finishing cooking heat the olive oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Add the cooked quinoa and sauté with the garlic for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.
- Remove the salmon from the oven.
- Serve each piece on top of a 1/2 cup of quinoa and with 10 asparagus stalks.