Thyme Scented Salmon with Tuscan White Bean Salad

Thyme scented salmon with Tuscan White Bean Salad

This, my friends, was wonderful.  I have seen dishes of salmon on top of lentils, that always seemed intriguing to me.  Since, lentils and I are barely on speaking terms, I couldn’t bring myself to try them.  Even though they seemed so European Rustic Cool.  So, when I saw Thyme-Scented Salmon with Tuscan White Bean Salad, from Cooking Light, I was excited, this I could do. What better way to use my gorgeous cannellini beans from Rancho Gordo.

Thyme-scented Salmon with Tuscan White Bean Salad

The bean salad was so good, with a lovely subtle flavor.  We liked it so much, we scoffed at Cooking Light’s 1/2 cup serving suggestion and divided the whole salad between the two of us.  It was just right.  Perhaps if I had served another side dish, I could have stretched the bean salad to serve 4. 

Broiled Salmon

The other change I made was to broil the salmon instead of baking it.  I like the crispy broiled top.  5 minutes under the broiler and you’re good to go.  Since did broil it, I sprinkled the thyme on after I removed the salmon from the oven.  I do realize that baking it with the thyme would have infused the thyme more into the salmon, but whatever! 

Follow the link above.  Make this.  Enjoy your Rustic European Coolness.




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  1. says

    I love cooking light a lot…but sometimes I think their serving sizes are ridiculous!! This does sound like a super tasty meal though!

  2. says

    I like the plate you used in this photo. I will also be pinning this recipe in hopes that I will actually try it some time. I’m an empty nester now…time to stretch myself and try more recipes.

  3. says

    I make a grilled salmon with white bean salad – don’t remember where I found the recipe, but we love it, too. Yours looks wonderful!

  4. says

    i love thyme so much, i even bought a little thyme plant at the store the other day. good news–it’s not dead yet!
    nice bed o’ beans here. :)