The most common request I get on the FlavCity YouTube channel is for lunch recipes that can be taken to work or school. Not everyone has the ability to warm their food up. Well luckily this lunch meal prep recipe can be eaten cold and is full of flavor. This meal prep lunch recipe makes 5 servings. Just make sure to read the storage info below the recipe regarding the salmon.
I first made this recipe on the grill with a cedar plank. It is the most perfect summer dish and easy to feed a crowd with. But during the winter, it’s not so ideal to fire up the grill, so I adapted it for the broiler. The broiler is basically and upside down grill, so it works perfectly and much quicker than on the cedar plank. Big score!
Broiled Salmon With A Sweet and Sticky Glaze
This salmon glaze recipe has only a few ingredients: orange zest, lemon zest, brown sugar, and salt. If you want to use coconut sugar, that works too. You can even make it keto by using a brown sugar substitute. Once you apply the glaze ingredients, just allow the salmon to sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes so the glaze can form. The salt draws moisture to the surface, melts the sugar, and forms the most delish salmon glaze.
I like to broil the salmon on low for 5 minutes and then switch it to high so the top of the salmon gets bubbly and dark. It’s like salmon candy on top 😉 If you are not sure that the salmon is done, just cut a piece in half and check. You can always stick it back under the broiler but you can’t bring it back to life if you over cook it. Remember, cooked salmon will only keep in the fridge for 3 days, so plan according for this meal prep recipe for lunch.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe
I wanted to put my spin on a classic deli salad option, so I decided to make roasted cauliflower salad tossed in a tangy mayo dressing with lots of yummy veggies. The key to this recipe is to roast the cauliflower at a high temperature of 450 degrees F. That way it gets nice a roasty on the outside while staying really creamy on the inside. If you think you don’t like cauliflower, try this cooking method and you will be a believer.
Toss the roasted cauliflower with peas, carrots, and pickles and then in the creamy mayo dressing. You want the flavor of the dressing to be on the acidic side so it really makes the cauliflower pop.
Best Salmon Recipes
This lunch meal prep is definitely one of my best salmon recipes on the blog. When I recently posted the video on the FlavCity Instagram, people loved it. When you meal prep salmon, keep in mind that it can only last for 3 days in the fridge, so either freeze some or make some more on day 3. But this salmon recipe is so darn easy to make, you can easily whip up another batch mid-week.
Make sure to also check out these other best salmon recipes that are on my blog: