Oven Roasted Sesame Salmon and Broccoli

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Looking to incorporate more fish into your diet? Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which lower inflammation and are amazing for brain health, heart health… overall health!

Oven Roasted Sesame Salmon and Broccoli

Serves 4

4 salmon fillets
4 cups broccoli florets
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and black pepper to taste
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove
½ inch piece of fresh ginger
1 small carrot, chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons tamari
1 tablespoon honey
4 cups cooked pasta (any shape) or brown rice

PREHEAT OVEN. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

ROAST SALMON, BROCCOLI, AND ONION. Massage salmon, broccoli florets, and onion with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Lay mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

BLEND DRESSING. Add sunflower seeds, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, carrot, sesame oil, scallions, tamari, and honey to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add water, if needed to thin out the dressing to your liking.

ASSEMBLE MEAL. Place cooked pasta or brown rice into a large serving bowl. Pour the blended dressing over the top and mix well. Serve topped with roasted salmon, broccoli, and onion.