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    This Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad is a perfect weekday recipe because it takes only 15 minutes to cook and the preparation is super easy. I love this recipe because you can easily make it on Sunday and have lunch at work for the rest of the week. It’s a quick and easy recipe that is filling and loaded with healthy ingredients – salmon and quinoa and of course, the veggies.

    If you are looking for a clean eating recipe to add to your weekly rotation, give this Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad recipe a try. I am sure you will love it!

    Delicious Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad that is bursting with flavor and healthy ingredients. Perfect weeknight dinner - 15 min. to cook and easy prep work.

    What’s great, is that you can customize it to your own liking, depending on what you have in the fridge. You can add avocado slices, olives or different kind of nuts.

    This healthy Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad makes a lot! About 6 – 8 portions if not more. You can also make it when you have family or friends over.

    Let me know how you like it in the comments below!

    Delicious Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad that is bursting with flavor and healthy ingredients. Perfect weeknight dinner - 15 min. to cook and easy prep work.

    How To Make Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad

    What you need

    1 lb salmon

    4 – 5 cups roughly chopped kale, without stems

    juice of 1/2 lemon

    1 cup three-color quinoa

    1 cucumber, thinly sliced

    1 cup grape/cherry tomatoes, quartered

    1/2 of a red onion, thinly sliced

    sliced almonds (optional)

    Vinaigrette

    1/4 cup champagne  wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar)

    juice of 1/2 lemon, divided

    1/4 cup olive oil

    4 garlic cloves, minced

    salt and black pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 F. Season salmon with salt and black pepper on both sides. When the oven is preheated, place the salmon in the oven and cook for about 15 – 17 minutes, or until fish flakes easily.

    While salmon bakes, cook quinoa according to package instructions.

    In large serving bowl, add the kale, juice of half lemon, a drizzle of oil and a little salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. The kale will turn a beautiful green color. Set aside while you make the dressing.

    For the vinaigrette, mix all ingredients in a cup and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    When fish is ready, break it up into chunks and add to the kale in the large mixing bowl, together with the cooked quinoa, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and onion.

    Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss the salad until dressing evenly coats the salad mixture. And can top the salad with sliced almonds when you serve it.

    Delicious Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad that is bursting with flavor and healthy ingredients. Perfect weeknight dinner - 15 min. to cook and easy prep work.

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    Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad

    Delicious Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad that is bursting with flavor and healthy ingredients. Perfect weeknight dinner - 15 min. to cook and easy prep work.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 481kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 lb salmon
    • 4 - 5 cups roughly chopped kale, without stems
    • juice of 1/2 lemon
    • 1 cup three color quinoa
    • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup grape/cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 1/2 of a red onion, thinly sliced
    • sliced almonds, optional

    Vinaigrette

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 375 F. Season salmon with salt and black pepper on both sides. When the oven is preheated, place the salmon in the oven and cook for about 15 - 17 minutes, or until fish flakes easily.
    • While salmon bakes, cook quinoa according to package instructions.
    • In large serving bowl, add the kale, juice of half lemon, a drizzle of oil and a little salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. The kale will turn a beautiful green color. Set aside while you make the dressing.
    • For the vinaigrette, mix all ingredients in a cup and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    • When fish is ready, break it up into chunks and add to the kale in the large mixing bowl, together with the cooked quinoa, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and onion.
    • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss the salad until dressing evenly coats the salad mixture. And can top the salad with sliced almonds when you serve it.

    NUTRITION

    Nutrition Facts
    Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad
    Amount Per Serving (389 g)
    Calories 481 Calories from Fat 202
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 22.4g34%
    Saturated Fat 3.1g16%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 19.3g
    Cholesterol 50mg17%
    Sodium 378mg16%
    Carbohydrates 41.3g14%
    Fiber 5.3g21%
    Sugar 3.1g3%
    Protein 31.3g63%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Salad
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Healthy, Paleo, Spring, Summer, Whole30

     

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    Comments

    Annie

    Do you think ok with quality canned salmon?

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, i think it can work well with a good quality canned salmon. Hope you enjoy it!

    Liz Della Croce

    I love how quick and easy this is!

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you, Liz!!

    Carolyn

    This looks amazing!

    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo

    Looks absolutely delicious! I love these kind of salads.

    Christine | Vermilion Roots

    I enjoy fish in my salad. This is a great combination of ingredients and flavors.

    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    What a nice healthy salad. Lots of protein with the quinoa and salmon…and love the kale too.

    krishrecipes

    This looks Fantastic and delicious

    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    Your photos are beautiful! I love kale and I love salad! My hubs loves salmon so I think this is a match!

    Kelly Hutchinson

    I am just getting into quinoa, so I am excited to try this. I bet it is so light and full of flavor.

    Amanda

    What a bright and delicious-looking salad! I love that you’ve used Champagne Vinegar, such a lovely flavor.

    Sara | Life's Little Sweets

    5 stars
    This looks like a delicious and beautiful salad, I love salmon, it’s such a healthy and versatile fish.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Sara!!

    Taylor Thurston

    These flavors sound amazing together and your photography is really doing them justice! Thanks for the recipe!

    April @ Girl Gone Gourmet

    5 stars
    I’m starting to crave lighter dishes like this now that winter is (hopefully) on it’s way out. Love the salmon!

    Simon

    5 stars
    Just the kind of recipe I was looking for! Running short in cooking time dring the week but still want to eat good 😉

    Ramona

    Lovely fresh and healthy salad! I am always looking for ways to use quinoa. 🙂

    Sarah

    5 stars
    What a delicious combination of flavors! I bet this tastes wonderful, can’t wait to try!!

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