This delicious broiled salmon recipe is served with a homemade tahini sauce and green beans. The perfect quick weeknight meal that is both healthy & tasty
Broiled Salmon With Tahini Sauce
Are you running out of ideas for quick weeknight meals? This easy broiled salmon wit tahini sauce is ready in less than 30 minutes and it’s so easy. I like to serve my tahini sauce on the side to use it with my green beans and couscous as well.
I first roast the salmon with the green beans and then I broil it. Both the beans and fish are coated with the same marinate and go in the oven at the same time. Perfect for a one pan meal.
I love serving this Broiled Salmon with Israeli couscous (my daughters favorite), but you can certainly omit it or substitute it for rice, pasta or regular couscous.
A couple of weeks ago I made a Green Pea Hummus crostini and had some tahini leftover. My mom was raving about a fish dish she makes with this ingredient. Since I had some salmon, I decided to make it and serve it on the side.
Just drizzle some parsley and crunchy toasted pine nuts over it and voila! Simple enough for a weeknight meal, but elegant enough for entertaining guests. Serve it on a big platter and I guarantee that it’s going to be a hit.
If you’re not a fan of green beans you can also use asparagus, peas, baby carrots, Brussel sprouts, etc. or simply omit them. You can also substitute the fish, just make sure you are using a meaty fish such as sea bass, halibut and not little filets like tilapia.
I hope you can try this delicious Broiled Salmon With Tahini Sauce at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- For Salmon
- 4-6 salmon filets
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- salt + pepper
- 6-8 oz of fresh green beans optional
- For Tahini Sauce
- 1/3 cup of prepared Tahini
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 2-3 tablespoons of unflavored greek yogurt
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish optional
- Parsley minced
- Pine nuts toasted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Place salmon filets and green beans on a foil-lined sheet pan
In a bowl combine the juice of ONE Lemon, the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
Slice the other lemon into thin slices
Add the lemon sauce to each salmon fillets making sure all sides are coated. Add the remaining sauce to the green beans and mix well
Place lemon slices over salmon
Bake for 12-14 minutes and broil for 3-4 minutes or until salmon is completely done
For Tahini Sauce
Mix all the ingredients together. If sauce is too thick, add a bit more water or lemon juice
Serve salmon over cooked couscous or rice and the tahini sauce on the side. Garnish with parsley and pine nuts