Easy Salmon With Quinoa

Easy Salmon With Quinoa

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:

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  • 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.

Add the cilantro (about 1/4 cup)IMG_3226 #2

Add 1 TBSP of olive oilIMG_3227 #@

Add 3 TBSP of lemon juiceIMG_3228 #2

Add 1 TBSP sherry wine vinegarIMG_3229 #2

Add cucumbers and tomatoesIMG_3231 #@

Add salt and pepper to tasteIMG_3232 #2

Fold all of the ingredients IMG_3235 #2

Once the quinoa is finished, you can keep it in the refrigerator until your ready to serveIMG_3241 #@


Now it’s time to make the salmon.  Take your piece of salmon and put it on a piece of tin foil skin side down (you can put a little olive oil on the bottom so it doesn’t stick)IMG_3270#2

Pour a couple drops of olive oil on the top of the salmon and rub it inIMG_3271 #2

Sprinkle salt and pepper to tasteIMG_3274 #2

Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon on the salmonIMG_3277#2

Lay some cilantro on top IMG_3281#2

Wrap the salmon up in the tinfoil and make a little packet, put onto a baking sheet and cook in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until cooked throughIMG_3285 #2

When it’s finished serve with the quinoa, it really is a beautiful dish.IMG_3320#2

And it taste’s as good as it looks!  Perfect way to makeup for a weekend of splurging!




  1. Cannot wait to make this…looks so good and easy to prepare (even for someone like me – not the best chef 🙂

  2. I agree, I had much to many indulgences this weekend & need to start eating more of what you offered. Your colorful display of your vegetables from your garden was delightful & presentation simple & refreshing.
    This week I’ll be preparing this for my family!
    Thank you for a new healthy & looks delicious kind of meal.

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