Project Description

Grilled Salmon

Grilled salmon over fresh greens and warm quinoa topped with a creamy yogurt dressing.


I made this salad on a whim after having left over salmon from grilling a recent night. It ended up being really good. So good I want to share the recipe with you!

If you have some salmon in the freezer and some greens in the fridge, it’s always a good options to make a salad. It’s a quick and healthy lunch!

I also had the quinoa made but it usually only takes about 20 minutes to cook, so enough time to prepare the salad and clean up too! Or to enjoy a drink, listen to some music, make a dessert, so many options really! Well, sometimes, you know.

I hope you enjoy this salad! Let me know if you do and what kind of variations you added!

Grilled Salmon & Quinoa Salad

Full Recipe

  • SERVES: 2
  • 1-2 salmon fillets, depending on serving

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 4 handfuls fresh greens, I used baby spinach & arugula

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 2 handfuls sprouts, I used alfalfa

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 3 tbs olive oil

  • 2 tbs lemon juice

  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp dried dill weed, optional

  • salt & pepper to taste

  • Cook quinoa according to package if you don’t have some made.

  • Salt and pepper flesh sides of the salmon before cooking.

  • Heat an outdoor grille or a large skillet to medium heat. Place salmon directly on grille and grill for about 5 minuets or until flaky and cooked through.

  • If using a skillet, add some oil and cook for about 8 minuets or until cooked.

  • Meanwhile, mix all dressing ingredients well then taste test and set aside.

  • In a salad bowl or on a plate, top warm and cooked quinoa with a of layer greens, celery, cucumber and sprouts. Place salmon on top, drizzle with dressing and enjoy!