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Mediterranean Salmon Foil Packets with Lentils

This recipe for Mediterranean Salmon Foil Packets with Lentils is a quick, healthy and tasty 30 minute meal. Best of all can be baked or grilled with summer veggies and protein-packed lentils. These are perfect for busy summer nights, camping and cookouts.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy salmon recipe, healthy salmon meals, salmon dinner recipe, salmon in foil recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 406 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • heavy duty foil plus parchment paper if preferred
  • 4 6 oz skinless, salmon fillets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup canned or cooked lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini and/or yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley for garnish
  • lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat or the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut four 18 x 12-inch squares of foil* and layout on a flat surface.

  3. Place one salmon in the middle of each piece of foil. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the lentils, vegetables, shrimp with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried herbs.
  5. Toss to coat then divide evenly into each foil packet, arranging them around the salmon. Top salmon with 1 or 2 tomato halves rubbing some seasoning on the salmon.
  6. Fold the foil bringing all sides together and close off the packets.
  7. If cooking on the grill: Place foil packets onto grill and grill for 6 minutes, then flip over and grill for an additional 4-6 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon) or until salmon is flaky and shrimp is opaque and pink.
  8. Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets.
  9. If cooking in the oven: Place foil packets on a baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes (rotating tray once) or until salmon is flaky and shrimp is opaque and pink. Time varies depending on the thickness of the salmon. Remove baking sheet from oven.
  10. Carefully open packets. Serve warm with a splash of lemon and top with chopped parsley.

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Recipe Notes

*if you prefer using parchment paper instead - you can also cut four 18 x 12 inch parchment paper squares and place them on top of the foil and place the salmon and vegetables on the parchment paper. Then double wrap the packets with the foil layer on the outside.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Salmon Foil Packets with Lentils
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 236mg79%
Sodium 1164mg49%
Potassium 1092mg31%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 1130IU23%
Vitamin C 39.4mg48%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.