After a long weekend of indulging in food and champagne, I’ve decided to start the week off right, with this light and super easy salmon and quinoa recipe. This recipe comes from a very close friend of mine, Lali, who made this dish for a playdate/pool party that my boys and I were invited to recently at her home. The salmon and quinoa were just divine so of course I had to ask her for the recipe and now I’m sharing it with all of you! Not only is it delicious, but the salmon and the quinoa are great source of protein, antioxidants, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids.
So let’s get this healthy week started!
Here is what you’ll need:
- Olive oil
- 1 TBSP Sherry Vinegar
- 3 TBSP lemon juice, plus 1 lemon
- 2 Tomatoes seeded and chopped
- 1 Cucumber chopped
- 1 Quart of vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 1 Package of quinoa
- 1 Bunch of cilantro chopped
- Salmon ( use individual portions or a whole filet)
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
(My cucumbers, tomatoes and cilantro were from my garden, so if you have a garden in your yard feel free to throw any vegetable into the quinoa that you may have on hand.)
Start off by making the quinoa first. Follow the directions on the package, you can use vegetable broth, chicken broth or water (your preference) I chose low sodium vegetable broth because I wanted a little more flavor. Once the quinoa is done, make sure to let it cool before adding the ingredients.
And it taste’s as good as it looks! Perfect way to makeup for a weekend of splurging!