A filling and delicious meal, this Quinoa Salmon bowl was made with leftovers. Serve warm or cold and add a simple chimichurri sauce for extra flavor.
I’m giving myself a pat on the back for turning leftover baked salmon and quinoa into this lovely superfood meal. This is just what we need during the week, nutritious and quick meals!
My husband made a chimichurri sauce; a mix of cilantro, Italian parsley, olive oil, garlic and a small amount of crushed red pepper that we ate with flank steak last week, and long after it was gone, I kept thinking about wanting more!
The sauce is so delicious, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful. I kept adding it to everything, and when I tossed these ingredients together, I knew an extra kick of flavor would be perfect, so I made more sauce for this dish.
Leftover salmon and quinoa would usually end up in my salad for lunch, but this was wild caught salmon (not cheap right now), so stretching the cost into another meal was wise. The sauce combined with leftovers went straight to gourmet meal status!
Quinoa Salmon Bowl
This Quinoa Salmon bowl is made with leftover salmon. Serve warm or cold and add a simple chimichurri sauce for extra flavor.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup cooked salmon, flaked
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 tomato, seeded and diced
- 1 cup fresh Italian parsley (packed)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (packed)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
In a medium bowl combine quinoa, salmon, feta, cilantro, tomatoes and toss together.
In a food processor or blender pulse chimichurri sauce ingredients; parsley, cilantro, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt and crushed red peppers together. Serve along Quinoa Salmon bowl and add for additional flavor.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 899Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 54gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 773mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g
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Chimichurri Sauce adapted from Epicurious.
Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway
OMG, yum! I love the look and sound of this combo! I will have to try this! Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays!
Thanks for swinging by, Yalanda!
What a lovely meal and how amazing it was all made with leftovers. I love chimichurri sauce – it’s my favourite and I can understand you saying it can be eaten by the spoonful! xx
Yes, good thing I found another meal to use that chimichurri sauce on. It’s deliciously addicting 🙂
I love the cook once eat twice motto and this salmon quinoa bowl looks like the perfect lunch. Great idea for my teenagers lunches. Have a super weekend! Just pinned! BAM
Perfect for lunch, Bam! It was just the right amount, but with teenage boys… not too sure 😉 Thank you for pinning!!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
This looks delicious! I always love new ideas to enjoy salmon.
Thank you, Serena! I love to cook fish during the week since it doesn’t take long to cook, and always trying to spruce it up!
Erica (@Erica's Recipes)
Sandra this looks glorious! This is totally my kind of dish!
Lot’s of fuel in that bowl to get you through some of your training days, Erica!