Mediterranean Roasted Salmon with Smoky Chickpeas Greens

Mediterranean Roasted Salmon with Smoky Chickpeas Greens

In this healthy salmon dinner, you’ll get a dose of greens and green dressing! Chowing down on 6 or more servings of dark leafy greens a week can help keep your brain in top shape.

Prep Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings

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⭐2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

⭐1 tablespoon smoked paprika

⭐½ teaspoon salt, divided, plus a pinch

⭐1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed

⭐⅓ cup buttermilk

⭐¼ cup mayonnaise

⭐¼ cup chopped fresh chives and/or dill, plus more for garnish

⭐½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

⭐¼ teaspoon garlic powder

⭐10 cups chopped kale

⭐¼ cup water

⭐1 ¼ pounds wild salmon, cut into 4 portions


⭐Position racks in upper third and middle of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F.

⭐Combine 1 tablespoon oil, paprika and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Very thoroughly pat chickpeas dry, then toss with the paprika mixture. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake the chickpeas on the upper rack, stirring twice, for 30 minutes.

⭐Meanwhile, puree buttermilk, mayonnaise, herbs, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and garlic powder in a blender until smooth. Set aside.

⭐Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add kale and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add water and continue cooking until the kale is tender, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in a pinch of salt.

⭐Remove the chickpeas from the oven and push them to one side of the pan. Place salmon on the other side and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes.

⭐Drizzle the reserved dressing on the salmon, garnish with more herbs, if desired, and serve with the kale and chickpeas.


Serving Size 4 oz. salmon, 3/4 cup greens, 1/4 cup chickpeas & 2 1/2 Tbsp. dressing Calories447 total fat 22g saturated fat 4g cholesterol 73mg sodium 557mg total carbohydrate 23g dietary fiber 6g total sugars 2g protein 37g vitamin c 52mg calcium 198mg iron 3mg potassium 991mg

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