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Keeping it fresh, simple, and healthy today with this Greek Salmon with Lemon Feta and Orzo Summer Salad. Grilled (or pan-seared) Greek salmon, served with a summery orzo salad made with roasted peppers, tomatoes, olives, and avocado. Finish this simple summer dish with the most deliciously addicting marinated feta cheese with charred lemons plus lots of herbs. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious than this grilled salmon…simple, extra colorful, super flavorful, pretty healthy, and so delicious. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week all summer long.
Clearly I am very into these summery dinners filled with garden produce and herbs. I just can’t help it. When I have an abundance of fresh produce available to use, I can’t resist using it all…and sometimes all at once.
After yesterday’s oven fried mac and cheese bites, I figured something fresh, and oh so healthy, would be a nice switch up for today.
Enter this simple summery Greek salmon, loaded with produce and lemon feta. It’s the summertime dish that’s fast, fresh, healthy, so pretty, and obviously…so delicious. I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe today! So with that…
I guess I will start with this, today’s ingredient list long, but there are a lot of herbs, spices, vinegar, and oil being used. My hope is that these are items you already have on hand. And that all you’ll need to pick up from the market is fresh salmon and veggies.
Now, the salmon. I seasoned it up in quite possibly one of my favorite seasoning blends. It’s a combination of balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika (not really Greek…but it’s one of my favorite spices), fresh oregano, shallots (KEY!), garlic (also KEY), and lots of olive oil. Mix, and let it sit while you get everything else for the salad together.
For the summery orzo, you’re really just tossing hot orzo with plenty of fresh herbs, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, and avocado. Add a little olive oil and season this up with salt and pepper.
Grill the salmon until it’s just charring. At the very same time, grill the slices of lemon until caramelized. And then, just like with last week’s lemon butter pasta, chop the lemon slices and toss with lots and lots of fresh herbs. Then toss the whole mix with the crumbled feta cheese and a splash of olive oil. Now you have charred lemon feta…
And it’s delectable…and just a little addicting. Salty, lemony, and heavy on the herbs.
Also, if you don’t have a grill, you can easily just pan-sear or oven-bake the salmon. Either option is going to be great!
I love to toss some of the lemon feta with the orzo salad. Next, spoon the orzo onto plates, add the salmon, and sprinkle on a generous amount of the lemon feta.
Done. Dinner in less than an hour that’s also colorful and oh so GOOD!
And simple! And in my book, simple AND delicious, well that’s the name of the game when it comes to summer recipes.
This dish has become my personal go-to low-key dinner that’s satisfying, healthy, and in season. It’s also a great hearty recipe to incorporate into your weekly meal prep. Enjoy a delicious healthy dinner, or use it for lunches throughout the week. I like to make this when I know I’m having an “off” week, with very little recipe testing and photographing. Basically, my computer days.
Oh, and here’s an added bonus…this can be made entirely made on the grill, so no oven! Perfect for these hot summer months.
Looking for other summer salmon recipes? Here are some favorites:
Cilantro Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa
Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmon
Sesame Crusted Curried Salmon Burgers with Lemony Herbs
Lemon Parmesan Salmon with Corn Salad
Lastly, if you make this Greek salmon with lemon feta and orzo summer salad, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Do you actually eat the lemon peel?? Never have before!
You do! But if you aren’t into that, you can totally skip it! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT
This turned out great. I subbed couscous for the orzo and it was amazing. The salmon was perfectly seasoned and cooked.
Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review:) Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽