Simple Salmon Grain Bowl
This recipe came to me when I was short on both ingredients and time- and it turned out fabulous! Something I highly recommend for all the salmon lovers out there- invest in a big bag of wild Alaskan frozen salmon fillets. SO much cheaper than buying only a few and then you have it accessible in a pinch! I got an entire bag for $30 at Costco that includes 6-7 fillets (contents measured in ounces, not fillet count). I actually also purchased organic roasted beets there as well that were great to have on hand, instead of taking the time to roast them myself. I make my quinoa in a big batch on the weekend and have it ready to go also! All that being said, grilling salmon in a pan is so quick and then throwing everything in a bowl is quick, satisfying and who can beat that paired with tasty! I hope you enjoy this bowl as much as I do. Please comment and let me know if you’ve tried it!
Makes 1 bowl
1 salmon fillet (wild caught is always best for you and the planet)
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups baby mixed greens salad mix
1 roasted beet, chopped
Pinch of dried dill
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
For garnish: roasted sunflower seeds & hemp seeds
Simple Garlic & Lemon Salad Dressing (click here for recipe)
Optional: add avocado
Heat a small skillet with a thin layer of olive oil over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes.
Meanwhile, rinse and pat salmon dry and add dill and salt and pepper to pink side.
Place salmon pink side down in skillet, add lemon juice, and cover, cooking for about 5 minutes, checking salmon for browning. When it’s reached a desirable amount of grilling on this side, flip over and cook until cooked through, keeping the lid on to preserve moisture. You can turn the heat down a bit if the outside is cooking too fast, but the inside is not yet done.
In a shallow bowl for eating in, add in your quinoa to half the bowl (like a semi-circle), and then fill the remaining half of the bowl with mixed greens.
Add dressing to mixed green and toss slightly.
Top with cooked salmon fillet, chopped beets, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and a bit more dressing. Add a sliced avocado, if desired. Salt and pepper to taste.