Air Fryer Pesto Salmon with Lentil and Arugula Salad Recipe

2022-10-31 09:02:44 By : Mr. Peter Ge

Over the past 20 years, Janet McCracken has served as an editor, story creator, recipe developer, and recipe tester at a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Rachael Ray Every Day, and Food and Wine. She believes in the Zen of pie-making, that ice cream is the perfect food, and that sharing a meal with family and friends is the finest way to spend any part of the day. She lives in Connecticut.

Salmon is air fried in this recipe, then topped with pesto that's been thinned a bit with olive oil, making a fish dish that's as pretty as it is tasty. It's served with a big salad made from lentils, arugula, and red onion, all mixed together with a mustard vinaigrette. Pdc Drill Bit

The lentils are canned and only require a quick rinse, saving a lot of prep time since there's no need to cook them. The convenience of store-bought pesto and canned lentils let this meal come together in about 20 minutes.

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, plus 1 lemon, cut into wedges (from 2 lemons)

8 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 (14.28-oz.) cans lentils, drained and rinsed

¾ cup chopped red onion (from 1 small [6 oz.] red onion)

½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

4 cups packed baby arugula (4 oz.)

½ cup jarred basil pesto (from 1 [7-oz.] jar)

1. Preheat air fryer to 375° for 3 minutes. Sprinkle salmon evenly with 1 teaspoon of the salt and ½ teaspoon of the pepper. Lightly coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add salmon, skin side down, to basket; cook until golden brown, fish flakes easily with a fork, and thermometer inserted in center of fillets registers 145°, about 9 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and 6 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large bowl. Add lentils, onion, parsley, and remaining ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper; fold in arugula, and set aside.Whisk together pesto and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl.

3. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates, and place salmon fillets on top or alongside. Spoon pesto mixture evenly over salmon. Serve with lemon wedges.

kingdream drill bits Serves: 4 Active time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes