Recipes for one: Salmon with quinoa salad

Salmon is not only amazing for your health, but it is also actually quick to cook and very accessible. You can now buy packs of frozen salmon fillets which are easily separated and can be eaten on separate occasions. Mix with a nice salad or some vegetables, such as steamed broccoli, and this is a fast and nutritious meal and really, can be different every time!

Time: 20 minutes


1 salmon fillet, defrosted

1 Tbl spoon of olive oil

1 cup of quinoa

1 tomato, diced

1 onion

1 small tin of corn

50g of feta cheese

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp of chopped chives

Balsamic vinegar, to drizzle



Heat some olive oil in the pan and cook garlic and onion in a saucepan for 30 seconds. Add quinoa with 2 cups of water (or as packet instructs) and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12 minutes.

IF YOU WANT CRISPY SKIN SALMON: While that is cooking, in a non-stick pan heat the rest of the olive oil until really hot. Place salmon and sear on one side for approximately 3 mins and flip onto other side for another 1 mins. This should cook to a medium salmon. If you would like it more cooked, leave for another minute on each side.

IF YOU WANT STEAMED SALMON: Place salmon fillet in microwave and steam for 3 – 4 minutes and it will be ready to serve.

Combine quinoa and the tomato, corn, feta cheese and chives in a bowl.

Serve salmon and quinoa salad, drizzled with balsamic vinegar.



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