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Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowl- a fast and delicious weeknight meal loaded up with healthy veggies! | www.feastingathome.com

Grilled Salmon with Tzatziki

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: fish, salmon,
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Grilled Salmon served over optional quinoa (or rice) with greens, grilled vegetables, fresh veggies and  Tzatziki Sauce. Feel free to substitute chicken or tofu for the salmon ( see notes). If going grain-free, leave out the quinoa and add more grilled veggies.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 812 ounces salmon (serves 2)
  • olive oil for brushing
  • salt and pepper
  • one lemon- sliced in half
  • one large tomato sliced in half
  • one small eggplant, sliced (or sub zucchini)

Make this Tzatziki Sauce Recipe! (or use store-bought)

Optional Additions:

  • Everyday Quinoa (tastes great here) or rice,
  • Greens -arugula, spinach or mixed greens.
  • Fresh veggies- radishes, cucumber,  microgreens, sprouts
  • Fresh herbs- dill, mint or Italian parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat heat grill to medium-high.
  2. Set the quinoa or rice to cook on the stove, according to directions.  (Quinoa only takes roughly 20-30 minutes)
  3. Brush salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Brush the eggplant or zucchini with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Make the optional  Tzatziki Sauce, or use store-bought.
  5. Place salmon on a well-greased grill, along with the lemon (open side down), the tomato (open side down) and the sliced eggplant.  Grill salmon on both sides for 3-4 minutes, shorter or longer depending on the thickness of the cut. Grill the lemon and tomato until deep grill marks appear, and flip the eggplant, grilling till tender and translucent. (You will use the grilled lemon to squeeze over the salmon before serving.)
  6. When veggies and salmon are done, assemble the 2 bowls.
  7. Divide quinoa among two bowls. Top with a handful of greens. Add any fresh veggies you like and drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and a squeeze of the grilled lemon. Arrange the grilled vegetables and salmon over top. Squeeze more of the grilled lemon over the whole bowl. Spoon a few generous spoonfuls of tzatziki sauce over top of the salmon. Scatter with fresh dill or other herbs.
  8. Pour yourself a glass of white wine. Enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to substitute grilled chicken or tofu for the salmon, adjusting grilling times. Leave the grains off if going grain-free and add more grilled veggies.

Try grilling half lemons, using them to garnish the finished dish.

You can also bake the salmon 350 or 375 F  10-15 minutes depending on thickness and desired done-nesss.

The tzatziki serves 6-8, while the bowls serve 2- so you will have extra tzatziki to spoon into wraps and over salads during the week.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 451
  • Sugar: 5.8 g
  • Sodium: 90 mg
  • Fat: 24.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.2 g
  • Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 29.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.3 mg

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