Cinnamon-Blackened Salmon with Lentils


Anti-inflammatory recipes are trending now and if you like salmon, this seafood dinner loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients will become a must-make! Veggies, salmon, and lentils combine to make an all-in-one meal--no additional side dishes needed.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
4 1/2 cups lentil mixture


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 ½ cup water

  • 1 cup uncooked lentils

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cup small broccoli florets

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 4 4-5 ounce skinless salmon fillets

  • 3 cup fresh baby spinach

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  • Lemon wedges


  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add cumin; cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in water, lentils, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in broccoli; cover and simmer 5 minutes more or until lentils are tender.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. In a small bowl combine the chili powder, cinnamon, paprika, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Rub all over salmon fillets. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  3. Stir spinach into lentil mixture until wilted. Place mixture in shallow bowls topped with salmon and sprinkled with walnuts. Serve with lemon wedges.

    Cinnamon-Blackened Salmon with Lentils
    Rachel Marek and Emily Hemmingsen

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

533 Calories
24g Fat
44g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 533
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 691mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 82.3mg 412%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 6.3mg 35%
Potassium 1247mg 27%
Folate, total 358.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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