Enjoy this sweet and savory honey garlic salmon recipe that’s perfect for two. Serve over warm, fiber-filled veggies for an easy, healthy dinner that’s ready in under 15 minutes.
Does anyone else feel super ~fAnCy~ when they eat salmon, or is that just me?
For some reason I was always intimidated by salmon. I was worried I’d spend all this money on a fresh piece of fish only to overcook it and feel like a failure.
I am here to tell you that is absolutely NOT the case! Salmon is actually really easy to cook and when you coat it in the most amazing honey garlic sauce, no one will think twice about it!
This honey garlic salmon recipe is the perfect weeknight (or weekend) meal for two and ready in under 15 minutes. Your friends, family or significant other will think you were slaving away in the kitchen ALL day… but we don’t have to tell them the truth ?
One of my favorite cost-saving tips is to buy frozen fruits and vegetables. I wrote a whole blog post on my TOP cost saving food tips, but if you’re going to implement any of them… let that be it!
Buying frozen items has been such a great way for us to eat healthy on a budget! I talked about this briefly in my roasted teriyaki vegetables recipe post, but frozen foods have become our BEST friend. I don’t always get around to cooking all the food we buy — especially when it’s in bulk at Costco, so frozen vegetables, frozen chicken and frozen fruits are a staple on our grocery list!
Not only do frozen foods have a longer “shelf” life than fresh fruits, vegetables and meats, but they pack in the same amount (and sometimes more) nutrients than fresh produce would. This is because they flash freeze the foods when they are in season and the most delicious.
For the base of this recipe I used whatever veggies we had on hand. It just so happened we had a bag of cauliflower rice in the freezer, so I split that between the two bowls.
We also had some frozen peas and corn. I microwaved them in a bowl with a little water, strained them once they were ALMOST cooked all the way through and added them straight into the cauliflower rice.
Since they will be cooking a bit more in the cauliflower rice, you don’t want them to get mushy.
I found some roasted bell peppers and spinach in the fridge that I knew would pair perfectly with the honey garlic salmon. I sliced up the bell peppers and sautéed the spinach in a little olive oil spray and added them to the bowl!
The honey garlic salmon bowls took less than 15 minutes from start to finish because everything was essentially prepared before-hand. Salmon only takes 7ish minutes to cook, so it’s great when you want something delicious, nourishing and quick!Print
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