Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch
4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each)
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 large pickling cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 scallion, trimmed and finely chopped
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
8 ounces whole wheat orzo, cooked according to package directions
1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, sugar, black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Lay the salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the oil mixture. Refrigerate for 10 to 20 minutes.
2. Preheat the broiler. Combine the yogurt, cucumber, scallion, parsley, lemon juice, and the remaining pinch of salt in a small bowl.
3. Broil the salmon until it is barely opaque at the center of the thickest part, 7 to 10 minutes. Serve over the orzo, topped with the yogurt sauce.
Nutrition facts per serving: 487 calories, 34g protein, 45g carbohydrate, 19g fat (3.8g saturated), 10g fiber
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2010.
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