Renae Diggles

April 27, 2022

Healthy Quinoa and Salmon Salad Recipe

Renae Diggles

April 27, 2022

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.

Grilled Salmon and Quinoa Salad

Try this Quinoa and Salmon salad recipe! It's so quick and easy to make. Plus, it's packed with goodness and it's super healthy too.
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Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 384 kcal


  • 6 Fillets Salmon Skin off
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • Capsicum
  • ¼ Red Onion
  • 1 punnet Cherry Tomatoes
  • cup Rocket
  • 120 grams Lettuce Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon cut into quarters


  • Thoroughly wash quinoa before boiling. Follow the cooking instructions as per the packaging.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°c. Slice the capsicum into large pieces (approximately 3 cm in width) and brush with olive oil. Roast to your liking.
  • Allow the quinoa and capsicum to cool. While they are cooling, slice the cherry tomatoes into halves, and finely slice ¼ to ½ an onion.
  • Add Lettuce leaves, rocket, quinoa, capsicum, red onion and cherry tomatoes to a salad bowl. toss through the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Dice an avocado and lightly stir through the salad, or serve in slices over the top of the salad when plating.
  • On a BBQ or non-stick pan, cook the skinless salmon steaks for approximately 6 minutes, depending on the thickness.
  • For service, place even portions of salad on each plate, and place the salmon steaks on top of the salad, with a wedge of lemon on the side.


Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 39gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 1125mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1867IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Fish, Gluten Free, heart smart, lettuce, quinoa, Salmon, vegetables
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Cooking Salmon Fillets

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.


Tips and Swaps

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.

Are you looking for other recipes? Check out some of our salad recipes:

Avocado, Chickpea, and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad 
Vegetarian Pumpkin Salad Recipe
Walnut, Beetroot, and Feta Salad Recipe

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