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Lemon Saffron Salmon with Vegetable Farro


Makes 2 servings

Ingredients (salmon):

  • 2 salmon fillets

  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

  • 1 tsp of garlic powder

  • Pinch of saffron

  • 1 lemon, sliced plus some juice of fresh lemon

  • 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients (farro dish):

  • 1/2 cup of farro, uncooked

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables ( I used peas, corn as well as green beans, carrots and red peppers chopped in small cubes)

  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Add pinch of saffron (crushed) to 2 tbsp. of warm water and allow to sit for a few minutes

  3. Place salmon fillets in a glass oven proof dish

  4. Add saffron liquid, garlic, salt and pepper to salmon. Rub with grapeseed oil and top with fresh chopped dill.

  5. Place lemon slices on top and cook for 13 minutes uncovered

  6. Drizzle with some more fresh lemon juice to taste after salmon is cooked

Vegetable farro-

1- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup of dry farro. Reduce temperature and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Let stand for a few minutes , then fluff with a fork

2- In a pan, heat olive oil and add minced garlic. Once golden, add vegetables and stir until vegetables cooked but still crisp. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3- Add vegetables to farro to combine

* Serve salmon on a bed of farro with vegetables!

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