Honey Mustard Basil Salmon
This has become my favourite salmon recipe! It is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious! You can either bake the salmon on its own, or sometimes we cut up some onion, peppers and carrots in slices and put them around the salmon and cover with the sauce. Another option is to lightly sauté some spinach, kale, or Swiss chard in a frying pan with some coconut oil with onion and garlic. Be careful to cook this on a low temperature to prevent damages the nutrients in the leafy green. Pair the sautéed greens with the salmon on a bed of brown rice or quinoa and you have one belly satisfying meal!
What I used:
1 piece of wild (not farmed) salmon
2 tbsp. Olive oil
4 tbsp. Dijon mustard ( I used an organic brand free of additives)
1 tbsp. Honey (I used raw, unpasteurized honey)
1 tbsp. Lemon juice squeezed from a lemon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
optional: Salt and pepper
1. Add olive oil, mustard and honey to a bowl and mix together. Stir until the ingredients are blended together.
2. Add lemon juice and garlic to mixture and stir until well blended.
3. Put the salmon in a baking dish – I generally use a glass baking dish. If you are adding veggies alongside the salmon then place veggies in baking dish around salmon.
4. Cover salmon (and veggies) with mixture. Depending on the size of your salmon, you may need to double the ingredients.
5. Sprinkle basil over the salmon. If you desire, sprinkle some salt and pepper over salmon as well.
6. Cover baking dish and let salmon marinade for 30 minutes.
7. Set oven to 375°C and bake salmon for 10-15 minutes or until it flakes with a fork. It should be a light pink colour when cooked. To ensure salmon stays moist and tender cover dish with tin foil.
What’s Healthy about This Meal:
I prefer wild salmon over farmed salmon for many reasons because it generally contains less contaminants or mercury, and has a very high nutrient profile, which includes omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. It is also a great source of protein!