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Spinach Sauté with Broiled Salmon

If you are thinking you have seen this on my site before, you aren't imagining things, however this is a NEW spinach recipe that I tried and it goes great with my go-to salmon recipe that is worth a repost if you haven't tried it yet!

We all know by now how incredibly healthy spinach is. The list of vitamins and minerals in this leafy grean vegetable is long! All you need to know is that spinach has something fab to offer every part of your body, so fit it in wherever you can! I put it in eggs, smoothies, salads, as well as cooking it as a delicious side dish.

Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that are required for many functions of human health but ar not produced in the body, which makes it imperative to get them through our diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce inflammation and the risk of heart disease. Research shows that these fatty acids aid in brain function, help us to focus, concentrate and ease symptoms of depression and dementia. (College Basic Training: strenthen your mind and body to leap any college hurdle)

Let's get to the recipes! For some reason cooking fish makes me uneasy—it's so easy to undercook or overcook. I've found this salmon comes out perfectly everytime I stick to these cooking instructions!

Broiled Salmon Fillets

  • Turn your oven on to broil.

  • Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with foil.

  • Top salmon pieces with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.

  • Broil (top rack) for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.

While the salmon is cooking, whip up this easy, delicious spinach recipe from!

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger

  • 1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve immediately.

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