For those busy weeknights or nights you just don’t feel like cooking and want to throw something in the oven, make this one pan baked Mediterranean salmon, full of flavor, protein, texture, and nutrients.
Baked Mediterranean Salmon with Chickpeas
Salmon is such a heart healthy fish and has enough flavor of its own that when you cook it, you don’t need to do much to season it other than salt and pepper, but it’s also easy to pair with many different flavors, from Indian curry spices to Mediterranean flavors.
I like dump and bake meals, which is basically this one pan wonder. Literally, you place lemon slices down, salmon on top, and then cover the salmon with the other ingredients and pop it in the oven, forget about it for 20 minutes, and then enjoy!
It’s one of those dishes, also, that impresses people, because it has a lot of beautiful color (you could add some freshly chopped parsley for a little more fancy!)
The feta and olives are nice and salty, the tomatoes roast, warm, and soften in the oven, and the chickpeas become perfectly crunchy, all with a tang from the lemon.
I served this with some legume based rice, but it would go well with some herby roasted potatoes, quinoa, or any type of grain. Heck, even a pasta!
You can definitely switch up the fish here, trying a halibut or a cod. Make some Mediterranean tacos! This dish has many different purposes, and I hope it gets put into your weekly rotation!