Zoë’s Kitchen Salmon with Orzo and Spinach

Swap out your white rice with fresh orzo. Pair this classic side with salmon, chicken, or another lean protein.
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Photo courtesy of Zoë’s Kitchen. 

Swap out your white rice with fresh orzo. Pair this classic side with salmon, chicken, or another lean protein.

4
Servings
710
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 lemons juiced and zested
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillet
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 6 Cups fresh spinach, packed
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 pint Zoë’s Orzo “Tabouli”

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk vigorously. Pour half of the mixture over the salmon and place it in the oven to roast for about 15 to 22 minutes. Dust with mint when it comes out of the oven.

In a separate bowl, toss spinach and olives with remaining dressing until well-coated. Add Zoë’s Orzo “Tabouli” and mix gently.

Serve spinach salad as the base for salmon fillets. 

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
60%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Cholesterol
94mg
31%
Protein
44g
87%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
220µg
24%
Vitamin B12
5µg
92%
Vitamin B6
1mg
65%
Vitamin C
36mg
59%
Vitamin E
9mg
46%
Vitamin K
228µg
100%
Calcium
105mg
10%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
147µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
147µg
37%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
116mg
29%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
16mg
80%
Phosphorus
540mg
77%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
1059mg
30%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.2%
Sodium
768mg
32%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
30.2%
Zinc
2mg
11%