Baked Salmon and Barley Pilaf

Baked Salmon and Barley Pilaf

Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Spinach
Serves 4

4 salmon fillets, 4 ounces each
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup (45 g) baby spinach, chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) sun-dried tomato salad dressing (your favorite brand of preference)

1.  Preheat oven to 375F
2.  Spray a 8×8 pan with cooking spray. Lay salmon fillets in the pan.
3.  Mix together all remaining ingredients, and cover the salmon.
4.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Nutritional data:
Calories:      235
Fat:            11.1g
Sat fat:         1.8g
Chol:            70mg
Sodium:      255mg
Carbs:         5.1g
Fiber:          0.8g
Protein:     25.2g

Barley Pilaf
Serves 4 (1/2 cup portions)

1/2 cup uncooked barley (quick cooking type)
1 cup water
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
Cooking spray

1.  Bring water to a boil. Add barley, cover, reduce heat to a simmer.  Let simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
2.  Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray.  Saute the mushrooms over medium-high heat until hot and soft.
3.  When the barley is done, stir in the mushrooms and peas. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Nutritional data:
Calories:       68
Fat:                0g
Sat fat:        0.2g
Chol:             0mg
Sodium:      9.4mg
Carbs:       15.3g
Fiber:          2.3g
Protein:       2.4g

Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette (made for the simple salad in the picture)
Serves 1

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Penzey’s Raspberry Enlightenment
1/4 teaspoon Penzey’s Sunny Paris salt-free herb blend

Nutritional data:
Calories:     149
Fat:              14g
Sat fat:           2g
Chol:             0mg
Sodium:      2.5mg
Carbs:         5.8g
Fiber:             0g
Protein:       0.1g