Looking for a tasty and easy meal for your next dinner date at home? Here is my version of a delicious Italian-style spaghetti dish.
For maximum health and environmental benefits, choose local, organic vegetables whenever possible. The makings of a delicious dinner for two are as follows:
1/2 jar of tomato sauce
1/2 green pepper
1/2 cup of white button mushrooms
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup of seedless kalamata olives
2 slices of lemon
1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp of fresh basil
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Pinch of salt
Dash of pepper
Whole wheat spaghetti or rice noodles
Fresh wild salmon filets
Chop/dice all vegetables. Meanwhile, boil a medium pot of water. Once water comes to a rolling boil, add rice or wheat noodles and cook until al dente, approximately 12-15 minutes.
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place salmon filets in dish with balsamic vinegar and bake in oven for approximately 30-35 minutes.
Turn on stove to high heat and add olive oil to frying pan. When oil is hot, add diced garlic and onion. Cook for approximately 3-5 minutes until onions are slightly golden. Turn heat down to medium setting and add all other ingredients. Stir occasionally for approximately 8-10 minutes. Add tomato sauce. Stir for another 2-5 minutes until all ingredients are blended and sauce is hot.
Remove salmon filets from oven and add lemon slice on top as garnish.
Fantastico! Dinner is ready to enjoy. Serve with your favorite beverage, sparkling water or white wine, some Italian music and your best Italian accent.
Note: You may substitute the salmon for another protein such as tempeh, tofu or shrimp. For gluten-free noodles you can use rice noodles in place of wheat noodles.