This Lemon Dill Pan Fried Salmon recipe pairs beautifully with our herb salad! Quick and easy to make and, oh so delicious. Salmon is packed with omega 3 fatty acids that serve double-duty for your body: They promote proper brain function and they’re great for your hair and skin. If you need another reason to try this healthy, delicious recipe – it only takes about 20 minutes to get on the table!
Tip: Sauté the salmon for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or up to 5 minutes on each side for well done. Total cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the filets.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Lemon Dill Pan Fried Salmon with Herb Salad Recipe
A great pan-fried salmon recipe like this one is going to be a delicious high protein meal that everyone will love. Rich flavors with a delicious dijon dressing on the salad makes this a perfect lunch or even dinner that everyone loves.
Ingredients for Pan-Fried Salmon and Herb Salad
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
4 6-oz. Alaskan wild-caught salmon filets
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 c. mixed salad greens
1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes halved
1 medium English cucumber, peeled, cut in half and seeded
4-5 fresh dill sprigs, roughly chopped
¼ c. fresh mint leaves, chopped
¼ c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1 fresh lemon, cut into wedges
1 fresh lemon, cut into slices
2 sprigs fresh dill
Directions for Pan Seared Salmon and Herb Salad
Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
Season the salmon with some salt and pepper on both sides and place skin-side down in the hot pan.
Sear for 3 – 4 minutes before carefully flipping the filets. Cook for another 3-4 minutes before removing from heat.
In the meantime, combine the mixed salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh herbs in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
To make the dressing, whisk the Dijon mustard, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar in a small glass bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
To serve, season the salmon with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a few dill sprigs.
Serve with herb salad and enjoy!
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Make this lemon dill pan-seared salmon as a delicious healthy meal that is rich in healthy fats and protein to satisfy your family! A great option that is ready in minutes, and provides amazing nutrition!