This quinoa and salmon salad recipe is quick and easy, as well as being super healthy too. You can cook the quinoa in advance. And if you’d prefer, you can by the roasted capsicum strips, already prepared from your local supermarket. Apart from grilling the salmon, the rest is super easy, and very quick if you’ve already done the prep. It’s a great, healthy meal choice after a long day at work, and it can be enjoyed all year round.
While there are many ways to cook salmon, the simplest way is to pan-fry them. Firstly, the salmon needs to thawed. You can season the salmon if you prefer, but there’s no need to do this. The rich flavours in the salad are enough, in combination with the robust salmon flavours. You can always add some cracked pepper to your salmon when serving too. If you’re leaving the skin on the salmon, oil the pan and cook the salmon skin side up for three to 4 minutes. Then, flip the salmon steak and cook for a further three to four minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
For a fast and easy option, you can purchase roasted capsicum from your supermarket. You can also prepare the quinoa ahead of time.
If you don’t love salmon, you can always swap this with a piece of barramundi or cod. And if you don’t particularly love fish, why not grill a piece of chicken breast?
If you have people in your home that are vegetarian, the salad is actually tasty on its own, with no added protein. But, you could always add some slithered almonds or crushed cashews for a little crunch and extra energy too.
Finally, for those who love their cheese, a good quality, crumbly feta cheese is a great addition. And there you have it. A versatile and healthy salmon salad recipe that’s easy to make and absolutely delicious.
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