Quinoa and Lentil Salmon Salad

By      29-Mar 2022       Reading Time: 3 Mins

Quinoa and Lentil Salmon Salad

Summer is always delicious food and recipes. They are filled with exciting foods to eat and get over your cravings. This salad similarly is nutritious protein-rich quinoa, lentil, salmon salad flavored with lemon.

Nutritional benefits:
Quinoa contains good amount of protein and has good fiber content. Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and folate. It is also rich in antioxidants, therefore, reducing chronic diseases. Salmon has a great amount of selenium, omega 3 acids that help in lowering the cholesterol-reducing the risk of heart diseases. Broccoli is good in iron, calcium, magnesium, and various vitamins that help in keeping the bones healthy. Lentils are low in calories and are a good source of protein that supports health and fiber helps in losing the appetite.

Ingredients: –

  • 15grams cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 50ml vegetable stock
  • 15 grams asparagus, trimmed
  • 10 grams soybean
  • 10 grams broccoli, trimmed
  • 20 grams salmon fillets
  • ½ lemon and zest
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 grams spring onions
  • 10 grams cooked lentils
  • 10 grams baby spinach leaves, trimmed
  • 1-2 almonds, chopped
  • handful of chopped parsley

Calorie Count

  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • Protein
  • 12.2 grams
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 grams
  • Fat
  • 5.9 grams


  • Start by rinsing the quinoa and tipping it in a skillet on medium flame; keep stirring and cooking until it starts popping or changes its color for about 10 minutes.
  • Then gradually pour the vegetable stock and allow it to cook for 15 minutes or until the stock is completely absorbed, then cool and keep aside.
  • Boil some water in another pan and add in the soybeans, asparagus, and broccoli for 1-2 minutes. Then drain and keep in ice-cold water to stop the cooking process and keep aside.
  • Add in some lemon juice in the pan with veggie water and turn down the heat to simmer a bit. Season the salmon and dip them in water and allow to cook for 8-10 minutes. Then allow cooking and remove the skin and cut in large chunks.
  • Now make a dressing of garlic, lemon, and zest.
  • Take a serving bowl and add in the dressing along with other ingredients and prepared mixtures such as the cooked quinoa, lentil, salmon and serve!

Over to you: –
Summer is all about sun, sand and really good food. This is delicious and nutritious quinoa, lentil, salmon salad perfect for healthier eating goals!

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