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!
- 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.