Looking for a recipe that’s fancy and impressive enough for a special occasion or a dinner party… but not too labor-intensive? You’ve found it! This Pesto Prosciutto Salmon with Lentil and Almond Wild Rice is loaded with delicious flavor and plenty of heart-healthy nutrition.
This recipe is inspired by this Roasted Pesto Salmon with Lentil Barley Pilaf created by Canadian Lentils. I modified it by using wild rice, adding slivered almonds and piling in some kale to get some vegetables into this meal.
You can see me demonstrate how to make my version on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!
Heart Health Benefits of Salmon
The salmon offers up omega-3 fatty acids that can help lower triglyceride levels and prevent arrhythmias. A serving of salmon also provides almost 2 days of your vitamin D needs.
Vitamin D is an important nutrient not only for bone health and osteoporosis prevention, but is linked to reduced risk of many other health issues. Read all about vitamin D in my post on the sunshine vitamin and how much of it you need.
Pesto Prosciutto Salmon with Lentil and Almond Wild Rice
A recipe that’s easy enough to make during the week and special enough for a special occasion. How can you not fall in love?