Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon with Quinoa Salad

Introduction

Looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that’s perfect for summer grilling? This Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon with Quinoa Salad is not only packed with flavor but also provides a well-balanced meal. The fresh herbs and lemon give the salmon a bright, zesty taste, while the quinoa salad adds a refreshing crunch. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or impressing guests at your next BBQ.

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 lemons (one for slices, one for juice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Quinoa Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Prepare the Salmon:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, juice from one lemon, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon fresh dill, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on a plate and brush both sides with the lemon herb mixture. Place lemon slices on top of each fillet.
  4. Grill the salmon for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until it flakes easily with a fork.

Cook the Quinoa:

  1. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups of water or low-sodium chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Add 1 cup quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Prepare the Salad:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, 1 diced cucumber, 1 diced red bell pepper, 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, and 1/4 cup fresh parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese.

Serve:

Plate the grilled salmon alongside the quinoa salad. Garnish with additional fresh herbs and lemon wedges if desired.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 450
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g

Conclusion

We hope you enjoy this delightful Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon with Quinoa Salad! It’s a perfect balance of flavors and nutrients, making it a fantastic option for a healthy and satisfying meal. Don’t forget to share your experience with us and tag your delicious creations with #GardenBloomGuide. Happy cooking! πŸŒΏπŸ‹πŸŸ

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