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Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

My husband requested salmon for dinner so I decided to simply roast it in the oven with fresh lemon and dill. I served it on top of garlicky orzo with sautéed tomatoes, spinach, fresh dill, lemon juice, and feta. It was a light and delicious meal that we all loved. My kids ate every single bite off of their plate – you can’t beat that! This was such a simple dinner that took very little time to prepare which makes it perfect for a weeknight meal.

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

How to Make Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Combine the butter, olive oil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Sprinkle freshly chopped dill all over followed by a layer of lemon slices.  Place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.

Cook the orzo in salted water per instructions, drain the orzo. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained orzo, spinach, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Toss to coat evenly then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Taste and add more olive oil, lemon juice, or salt & pepper, if needed. Divide into four serving bowls then sprinkle with feta cheese.

Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Don’t overcook! Remove the salmon from the oven and cut into four servings then place fish on top of each bowl of orzo with additional slices of lemon if desired. Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

 

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Salmon:
  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Fresh dill to taste
  • Lemon slices
  • Orzo:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz of orzo prepared per instructions
  • Handful of grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh dill to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked lemon pepper to taste
  • Feta cheese to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.
  • Combine the butter, olive oil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Sprinkle freshly chopped dill all over followed by a layer of lemon slices. Place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Cook the orzo in salted water per instructions, drain the orzo. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained orzo, spinach, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Toss to coat evenly then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Taste and add more olive oil, lemon juice, or salt & pepper, if needed. Divide into four serving bowls then sprinkle with feta cheese.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Don't overcook! Remove the salmon from the oven and cut into four servings then place fish on top of each bowl of orzo with additional slices of lemon if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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15 Comments

  1. Kim in MD says:

    Yum! I woke up this morning with no idea what I am cooking for dinner tonight. Now I know!

  2. Love this meal.. I’ve been eating a lot of salmon lately as it’s about the only fish I can have while pregnant. This sounds like a perfectly simple way to enjoy it!!

  3. Peggy Recker says:

    Sounds really tasty!

  4. I had a really good salmon dish at a restaurant last night and it has me craving it! The lemon and dill in this sound pretty perfect.

  5. I’ve done that same recipe, but with lime juice instead of lemon juice. It’s really good, because you don’t expect the lime!

  6. To me there’s something wonderful about the combination of salmon and dill. Then add lemon and you’ll have me totally sold. This definitely looks like my kind of dinner.
    I’m posting salmon too, though mine won’t be up till tomorrow. I love that there are a zillion ways to make it! I could eat it every day!