This is the absolute best recipe for salmon and quinoa!
I am obsessed with quinoa! If you have never heard of quinoa it is a superfood. A grain with lots of protein and fiber. I buy it at Costco for $8.49 for a four pound bag. Trader Joe’s sells quinoa very reasonably and in a smaller bag.
I love the fact that it is a healthier alternative to rice and can be cooked much faster than rice.
For every cup you want to cook double the water, bring to a boil on the stove, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15-25 minutes depending on how much you are cooking.
Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Salad Recipe
* Cook 2 c quinoa I mixed regular and red quinoa
* Drain and rinse 1 can of black beans and 1 can of corn
* Dice 1 jalapeño
* Chop 1 medium red onion
* Chop 2 c of tomatoes or drain 1 can of diced tomatoes
* Chop 1 bell pepper
* Chop half a c of cilantro
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
In a small bowl mix the following, then pour over salad and mix thoroughly.
* 1/2 c olive oil
* 1/2 c red wine vinegar
* juice of 1 lime or half a lemon
* dash of cayenne pepper
* 1 tsp cumin
* 1 tbs of hot sauce, I use Tapatio
* salt and pepper to taste
I chop and mix all of the ingredients while the quinoa is cooking.
Grilled Salmon Recipe
*heat your grill on high for 5 min
*burners to medium-off-medium (MOM)
*spray fish basket with non-stick cooking spray (do this outside)
*drizzle olive oil on both sides of salmon and salt and pepper lightly
*place filets in fish basket and close
*grill salmon for 5 minutes then flip basket over and grill for an additional 5 minutes
Your salmon will be perfectly done!
Place each filet on a bed of the quinoa salad and top with avocado slices.
What are your favorite quinoa or salmon recipes?