Salmon Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Olive Oil Dressing. Pan seared salmon served with chilled quinoa, mixed greens, and a simple balsamic olive oil dressing. An easy 15-minute meal!
I looooove when dinners come together easily and quickly, don’t you?
This is a great example of why meal planning is SO important. As I mention in my meal prep tips (which you can grab here!), having cooked rice or quinoa has helped me immensely whenever I’ve gotten home late or, just don’t have the energy to put much effort into cooking.
Having brown rice, wild rice, white rice, quinoa, any grain ready to go means that’s one less step you have to do later!
Anything is possible with proper meal planning!
Do you have mixed greens? CHECK. Was the 5-minute salad dressing made ahead of time? YUP. Is the quinoa cooked and chilled in the fridge? OH YEAH. Now all you have to do is season and pan fry the salmon for a few minutes. Thank you, meal prepping!
This Salmon Quinoa Salad is an easy, quick, healthy, and flavorful meal that, for sure, will become part of your weekly rotation.
An easy 15-minute meal: Salmon Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Olive Oil Dressing. YES! #asassyspoonClick To Tweet
Doesn’t that look delish!? It’s all in the simple seasoning and balsamic olive oil dressing. Mmmm.
I hope you make it and LOVE it!
Pan seared salmon served with chilled quinoa and mixed greens. An easy 15-minute meal!
- 1 lb salmon skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups cooked quinoa chilled*
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, toss the cubed salmon in basil, parsley, salt and pepper. In a non-stick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear cubed salmon for 4 minutes or until it feels firm to touch. Set aside.
To plate, add 1 cup of mixed greens to a bowl, 1/2 cup of chilled quinoa and a few pieces of cubed salmon. Drizzle with balsamic olive oil dressing and enjoy!
*I used tricolor quinoa and added chopped tomato which is totally optional.
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