Salmon and Green Quinoa

No there is no such thing as green quinoa but adding a few green veggies and this quinoa dish looks pretty green to me. I am always looking for new ways to cook quinoa and salmon as it is a delicious, easy, and healthy dinner.


Salmon and Green Quinoa

.75-1lb fresh salmon filet

1c organic quinoa

2c water or broth (used organic low sodium broth)

2 zucchini, halved and sliced

2c peas, thawed

2c frozen organic kale, chopped, or fresh kale (if adding fresh add after peas and at end of cooking just to wilt it)

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil, non stick spray, or oil of choice


Start quinoa according to directions, 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups broth or water. In a large skillet set to medium add oil or spray with non stick spray and add zucchini. Start broiler and place salmon on a piece of foil on a baking sheet and put in oven, cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on thickness. Check quinoa, cover and reduce to simmer once it starts to boil. Check zucchini and once it starts get cook and get golden add kale cook a few minutes and add peas. Once quinoa is cooked add to veggies and mix. Plate quinoa veggie mixture, top with salmon, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!