Salmon & Quinoa Salad Recipe
5 min Prep, 20 min Cook
How to make healthy dinner or lunch: Pesto Salmon and Quinoa salad recipe at home. This salmon and quinoa salad is the perfect combination for a pre-made lunch, a meal on the go as a side dish or a main meal. Quinoa is a great alternative to couscous or rice and makes a really healthy summer salad. It's light and packed full of herbs and lemon goes perfectly with fish. It seems everyone is talking about, and cooking, Quinoa these days. I love quinoa because is a versatile ingredient that serves as an excellent base for a variety of healthy and satisfying meals. It is very easy and quick to prepare, and has a delicious nutty flavor with a light and fluffy texture. Salmon is full of Omega 3 and healthy fats.
- For this baked salmon and quinoa salad we will need:
- For quinoa salad:
Preheat your oven to 180 C or 350 F.
Mix pesto, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and juice in a small bowl.
Prepare a small baking dish and place your salmon fillets. Add the pesto sauce on top of each salmon fillet and season with salt and pepper and add some parmesan cheese if you wish. For medium salmon cook in the oven for 7-10 min, if you like your salmon well done cook for 10-15 min.
While your salmon is cooking, fry your onion with garlic until soft and brown.
Place quinoa into a small pan with water and stock, and let it reach boiling point, then lower the heat and cook on low heat until it puffs up. After its cooked, add your onion with garlic and season well.
Serve your salmon on top of quinoa and garnish with some fresh salad. Enjoy!
Serving Size 546 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 620 cals||31%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 2600.5 kJ||31%|
|Fat 19.2 g||29%|
|Sodium 1349.4 mg||59%|
|Carbohydrate 62.4 g||21%|
|Protein 43.2 g||86%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|