Roasted Salmon with Grains, Chickpeas and Carrots

Well, it’s happened. A new school year has begun! And boy, am I tired. Making dinner is literally the last thing I want to do each day. Not calling for takeout takes a lot of effort. Ha! So I’ve really been trying to only make easy, quick dinners (that are also healthy!). It helps save time but also keeps us eating great.

When I’m feeling really tired, I usually turn to fish. It cooks up so quickly and it’s one of the best foods you can eat. Brain food as my mom used to say. Throw in some grains, veggies and chickpeas, and you have a super power food dinner!

What’s your favorite salmon dish? I have a lot HERE but would love to know yours. Let me know in the comments below! Happy cooking!

Roasted Salmon with Grains, Chickpeas and Carrots

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 (4 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups mixed grains of choice, cooked
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach
  • 2 carrots, washed and peeled into long ribbons
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare salmon by sprinkling Old Bay seasoning all over salmon fillets.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook salmon, skin-side-down, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until desired degree of doneness is reached, 3 to 4 minutes more for medium rare. Remove to a plate.
  3. In a large bowl, combine grains, spinach, ribboned carrots, and chickpeas. Divide mixture between 4 bowls (or serve on one big platter). Top with salmon and drizzle with olive oil, black pepper. Serve immediately. Enjoy!img_0310

 Original recipe can be found here


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