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Salmon with Walnut and Sundried Tomato Orzo

No recipe image available.Bring the taste of California sunshine to your kitchen with walnuts and sundried tomatoes. Light and delicious with grilled salmon or chicken breasts.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped California Walnuts
1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
1 cup dry orzo pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups shredded Swiss chard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 pound skinless salmon fillets

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a dry skillet over medium to high heat, cook walnuts until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes; set aside and reserve.
  2. In small bowl, pour boiling water over tomatoes. Let stand 5 minutes and drain; reserve. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain well.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil; cook garlic and pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in Swiss chard; sauté 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, tomatoes, walnuts and orzo; keep warm.
  4. In nonstick grill pan or skillet, cook salmon, turning once, about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Serve salmon over orzo/vegetable mixture.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy California Walnuts.