Be Well Kitchen:
Simple Salmon & Quinoa Clean Salad Recipe

Salmon Quinoa Salad

Hey there smartie, you know salmon, a light and super mega brain boosting protein, cooks in minutes, with the Vitamin A and C of spinach and the good carbs you need from the quinoa, the perfect combination for a pre-made lunch, a meal on the go as a side dish or a main meal.


  • 2 cups baby spinach or chopped kale greens
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2 – 5 oz salmon fillet ** Frozen fillets are great and convenient and super economical.
  • 1/4  cup  thinly sliced red onion
  • Minimal sea salt to taste
  • ¼ C extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ C balsamic vinegar

For the Clean Green Vinaigrette

Whisk together, ¼ C extra virgin olive oil & ¼ C balsamic vinegar, season with a touch of sea salt as needed.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Bring water to a boil and cook the quinoa, add a bit of salt to taste, strain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. While quinoa cooks, sprinkle fillet evenly with sea salt. Place fish on a foil-lined broiler pan coated with a drizzle of olive oil. Broil on high for 10 minutes, until fish is opaque and firm to the touch. Gently break the salmon into a large mixing bowl flaky pieces with a fork.
  4. Toss salmon, quinoa, spinach, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.

A super simple + easy boil, broil, toss and dress salad, saves well for the week and freezes well too! Enjoy deeelish salmon with a simple variety of flavors you already have at home in your pantry!

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