This week I decided to take inspiration from my own blog for weekly dinners. I haven't gone back and cooked something twice in a long time so I figured it was about time. One of my favorite and quickest recipes is Salmon Avocado Stackers with Avocado Butter and Arugula. I used Pumpernickel bread last time I made these, but was super excited to try the Arnold Pretzel Rolls I found at the store.
These sandwiches are really simple to make and only involve 6 ingredients + salt and pepper. I think that's pretty impressive. It's easy to prepare on a busy weeknight and leaves you feeling satisfied without feeling guilty since it's pretty healthy! I know there's 1 tablespoon of butter and carbs but I think it's a really delicious dinner...
|This epitomizes my favorite ingredients- Salmon, Avocado, Arugula, Carbs...|
Salmon Stackers with Avocado Butter
(yes there is butter, 1 tablespoon and yes it makes a difference!)
Pumpernickel Bread Toasted OR Arnold Pretzel Rolls Toasted
1lb of Salmon
1 handful of arugula
1.5 ripe avocados
1 tablespoon of butter, slightly melted
Salt and Pepper
Toast the Pumpernickel Bread or Pretzel Bread in the toaster. Meanwhile, place a nonstick skillet over medium to high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle the Salmon with Salt and Pepper and cook until cooked through about 3-6 minutes per side. (I cooked with skin on and removed it after, or you can choose to remove skin first, either way works) Meanwhile, place the avocados, lemon juice, butter, and some salt in a food processor and give it a whirl. Process for :30 seconds until smooth. You may need more or less lemon depending. Taste as you go! (You will also probably have extra sauce... I always do!) Take out the bread/roll out of the toaster and spread the avocado butter on both sides. Then add pieces of the salmon and arugula and close the sandwich and enjoy!
Serve with a side Arugula salad and dinner is complete in minutes! Screw 30 minute meals... you can get this on the table in 15, tops.
What's your GO-TO quick, painless dinner that you can get out on the table in less than 20 minutes? Show me links!
PS- I'm almost halfway through my pregnancy!