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Almond-crusted Salmon, Mediterranean Vegetable Orzo & Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Almond-crusted Salmon, Mediterranean Vegetable Orzo & Lemon Parmesan Asparagus


  • Prep: 10 mins

  • Cook:

  • Serves: 2

  • Difficulty: Easy

Take the pressure off Valentine’s Day and embrace the romance of a wholesome, delicious dinner at home! This easy, colourful Valentine’s dinner, specially curated by Holistic Nutritionist Jordana Hart + Farm Boy, comes together in less than 30 minutes. Featuring a colourful menu of almond-crusted salmon, Mediterranean vegetable orzo, and lemon Parmesan asparagus.

The menu strikes a perfect balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates to keep you full and satisfied. Set the mood with candles and a glass of wine or your favourite mocktail, and don’t forget to indulge in your favourite dessert afterwards—because life is all about balance. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love and flavour right in the comfort of your home.

Almond Crusted Salmon – is restaurant quality, and is full of healthy protein and healthy fat. Salmon is a powerhouse of nutrition! Lemon Parmesan Asparagus – asparagus is a tasty green full of antioxidants, Vitamin C and fibre. Parmesan brings a zesty, umami flavour that compliments the asparagus perfectly. Mediterranean Vegetable Orzo – the vegetables provide a spectrum of vitamins and minerals, as well as fibre, which aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy gut. The orzo offers a satisfying base, making this dish a balanced source of carbohydrates for energy.

Jordana Notes About Recipe:

When planning a well-balanced menu, you always want to try to look for protein, healthy fat, vegetables, and carbohydrates. This combination is the winner to keep you full and satiated! Remember that there’s no such thing as a perfect diet. Focus on a colourful & balanced plate, and don’t be afraid to enjoy what you love in moderation!

Directions

  1. For: Almond Crusted Salmon
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and top with salmon. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients and pour on top of the salmon. Top with chopped almonds and parsley.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked to your liking. For reference, I cooked this for 18 minutes!
  6. For: Parmesan Asparagus
  7. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  8. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  9. Place the asparagus on the prepared baking tray
  10. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and sprinkle with salt, garlic, Parmesan, and salt & pepper. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. For: Mediterranean Vegetable Orzo
  12. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl

Ingredients

  • Almond Crusted Salmon
  • 2 portions (6-8 oz) Salmon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Dijon Mustard (225 ml)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 L)
  • 2 tsp Farm Boy™ White Liquid Honey (500 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (945 ml)
  • Chili Flakes a sprinkle
  • 1 Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp almonds chopped
  • 1 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • Parmesan Asparagus
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed
  • 2 tsp Farm Boy™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 L)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Farm Boy™ Vegan Parmesan-Style Shredded Cheese Alternative (200 g) grated
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Orzo
  • 1 cup cooked orzo
  • 1/2 cucumber halved
  • 1 heaping cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Farm Boy™ Pickled Roasted Red Peppers (500 ml) chopped
  • 1/4 cup Farm Boy™ Goat Feta Cheese (200 g) crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 L)
  • 2 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Prosecco Wine Vinegar (500 ml)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Salt & Pepper
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