Recipe: Dinner for Two! – NaturPet

Recipe: Dinner for Two!

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Herb Crusted Salmon and Spinach Rice


Yummy Herb Crusted Salmon with Spinach Rice. (*mouth watering*) Here is a great recipe you (or the family) and your dog to enjoy! We also steamed a bag of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower just to make it a complete meal but you can do a salad for yourself instead. Dogs sure do love carrots, broccoli and cauliflower though and so do we! Dogs LOVE salmon and it’s a good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well!

Before we get started, we just wanted to explain how the process works. The ingredients lists are split up into the main ingredients the dog can consume, and ingredients to add for the human portion. We chose to not include garlic, onion, lemon juice, butter and salt and pepper in the dog portion of the meal because these ingredients might make a pup sick.


herb crusted salmon with lemon wedges

Herb Crusted Salmon


2 Salmon filets

2 tablespoons of dried parsley

¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil


Add in for humans:

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon melted butter

½ tablespoon lemon juice



  1. Place salmon on a tin foiled pan. Mix parsley, parmesan cheese and olive oil into a bowl. Scoop out half of the mixture onto 1 salmon filet (dog portion).
  2. Mix in the “human” ingredients to the remainder of the bowl and scoop contents onto the other filet.
  3. Bake in the oven at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes.



spinach rice on a blue plate side dish for herb crusted salmon

Spinach Rice


1 cup spinach, chopped

1 cup brown rice

1 ¾ cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock


Add in for humans:

½ onion

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tablespoon butter



  1. Place rice and stock into a pot over medium high heat. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. For “human” ingredients, dice onion and *garlic and simmer in a sauce pan with the butter until cooked.
  3. Add spinach to cooked rice and scoop out 1/3 of it (dog portion). To the 2/3 add the onion and garlic mixture (human portion).

*Garlic is good for dogs in small doses so if your comfortable adding garlic to the dog portion, go for it! Just remember not to feed them onion!

Now all you need to do is plate, add your veggie dish and it’s ready to be served! Your dog will LOVE this special meal and we hope you enjoy too! So, if it’s your dog’s Birthday or another special occasion, we highly recommend making this for them. After all, good puppies need good food too! If you are looking for a dessert for your pup, check out these Banana Apple Dog Treats.


She has been with NaturPet since February 2017 and has her Pet First Aid. Using her knowledge of pet health, she has created social media posts and blogs on the subject. Her free time is spent volunteering with Okanagan Small Dog Rescue, having a nice cold beer with her Fiancé and hanging out with her friends and family and her new puppy, Bandito.

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