Get your protein and grains in one delicious bowl with my Salmon and Quinoa Salad, featuring a flavorful vinaigrette and fresh, crunchy vegetables
Here is an ingredient list for the salmon salad described:
1 pound salmon fillet
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup quinoa
1 cucumber, diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
To make the salad, follow these steps:
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Rinse 1 cup of quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and add it to a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer the quinoa, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Remove the pot from the heat and let the quinoa sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer it to a large bowl to cool.
Pat 1 pound of salmon fillets dry with paper towels and season them with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and bake it in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until it's cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remove the salmon from the oven and let it cool.
While the quinoa and salmon are cooking and cooling, prepare the rest of the salad. Dice 1 cucumber and halve 1 pint of cherry tomatoes. Crumble 1/2 cup of feta cheese.
When the quinoa and salmon are cool, add them to the large bowl with the diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, and 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano. Pour the vinaigrette over the quinoa mixture and toss everything together until the salad is evenly coated in the dressing.
Serve the Salmon and Quinoa Salad immediately, or refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
1 serving = Approx. 1 cups
Calories: about 400 calories per serving
Protein: about 30 g
Carbohydrates: about 40 g
Fat: about 15 g
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