Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Since returning from our house scouting trip to Maine I became increasingly aware of how much stuff we have. As excited as I am for this next adventure, I am equally dreading the act of packing our house. But it’s happening, hafta do it, so might as well start. And since the kitchen is my domain, I decided to start there. And what better way to use up leftover items than throw it into a dinner. Thus this Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce came to be.

One of my favorite dinner pairings is salmon with lentils. Both are so versatile and play off each other so well. This dish came together when I started digging through forgotten items we had stashed in our pantry. This Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce dish is so easy enough to pull off on a week night, yet could pass for a dinner party entree.  Plus, it’s a great dish to use up any extra veggies you have lying around. Cut them up into small pieces and sauté them before adding your lentils!

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Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce
This Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce dish is so easy enough to pull off on a week night, yet could pass for a dinner party entree.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Lentil Pilaf
Mint Yogurt Sauce
Salmon
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Lentil Pilaf
Mint Yogurt Sauce
Salmon
Instructions
Lentil Pilaf
  1. Add oil to saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the onions, bell pepper, ginger, carrot, and celery. Sauté for 5 minutes, then add the garlic. After 1 minute, add the lentils and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add vegetable stock, turning the heat to low, and cook (covered) for 20-25 minutes.
    Beluga Lentils
Mint Yogurt Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
Seared Salmon
  1. Add oil to stainless steel skillet on medium heat. Season salmon with salt and add to skillet. Cook salmon for 3-4 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 120-125°F.
    Seared Salmon with Lentil Pilaf and Mint Yogurt Sauce
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