I always get asked for easy dinner ideas on Instagram, so I whipped up this crispy pan seared salmon with a fresh cucumber yogurt dip and pearled couscous, and its a winner! A 30-minute dinner thats so flavorful and fresh, its perfect for summer.
Summer heat usually means hassle-free dinners that don’t require much kitchen time. A grilled piece of protein with a fresh salad is always my go-to. This lightly seasoned salmon pairs so perfectly with the yogurt dip, and is so quick to whip up.
The only way I eat salmon these days is when it’s pan-seared. There’s really no other way. The trick to getting your salmon crispy is to heat your pan up really well. Add in a good quality oil, like olive oil, and cook for a few minutes on each side for that crisp. All you need a little salt, pepper and garlic powder and you’ve got salmon perfection.
The cucumber yogurt dip really elevates this dish. It’s super simple and fresh, and can be made ahead and stored in the fridge. It’s made of Greek yogurt, cucumbers, fresh lemon juice, dill, olive oil and spices. You can use is as a dip for veggies, in a wrap, or with your favorite toasted bread!
I love serving this with pearled couscous and a chopped salad, but feel free to play around with your sides because really, anything goes!
You guys are going to love this easy dinner idea, and I can’t wait for you to try it!