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Salmon and Quinoa Salad Meal Prep

This salmon and quinoa salad is so delicious that you won't believe it's healthy! This salad is perfect for lunch/dinner and it can be eaten hot or cold.
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: healthy, salad, salmon
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 salmon pieces
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ cups of quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • ½ an onion chopped
  • A drop of olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • A splash of lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (or 180 degrees Celcius fan/Gas 6). Add 4 salmon pieces, 1-2 garlic cloves, and a drop of olive oil to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a splash of lemon juice and let the salmon marinate for up to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add 1 ½ cups of quinoa to a medium saucepan. Add 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring it to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add marinated salmon to an oven tray and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a frying pan, add some oil and fry 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 1/2 cups of chopped Brussels spouts and ½ an onion, all chopped. Season with salt and pepper to taste and fry until cooked through. Finally, chop 1 1/2 cups of baby tomatoes and set aside.
  • Once the quinoa is cooked mix it with the vegetables.
  • Finally, add a few spoons of the quinoa salad to a plate, place the salmon on top and enjoy!


Bell Pepper Substitutes: 
If you don’t like bell peppers all that much, you can substitute them for onions and poblano peppers. These are very similar to bell peppers in that they provide many of the same body-cleansing properties, while also sporting that same crunch you know and love.
If you are looking for more heat, try some jalapeno peppers or Anaheim chilies to give your dish a little bit of kick. But remember that you don’t want to add a flavor that’s going to overpower the salmon. The salmon should be the main focus of the dish, and that should be elevated instead of covered up.