Salmon Quinoa Salad

Marla Meridith

July 15, 2015



Salmon is one of my favorite foods ever. I’m happy that’s the case because it’s a protein packed & super healthy! Given the opportunity I order it on any restaurant menu…. 

The Most Amazing Salmon Quinoa Salad! Healthy & delicious! MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

When I was recently in Alaska on Carnival Legend I indulged in plenty of salmon…cooked up all kinds of ways both on & off the ship. My Salmon Quinoa Salad is a combo of the many variations I tried. This recipe is perfect for family meals & summer entertaining! Another bonus is it’s gluten free.

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The Most Amazing Salmon Quinoa Salad! Healthy & delicious! MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )
Alaskan salmon is pretty much the best wild caught fish in the world. For this recipe, I found a gorgeous piece of Alaskan King Salmon here at the market in Telluride, CO. I always feel super lucky when I find what I need…it’s slim pickings here in this mountain paradise when it comes to ingredients.

The Most Amazing Salmon Quinoa Salad! Healthy & delicious! MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )
During the summer we all crave light meals that don’t take much time to prepare. Well this is your ticket! It’s a smart recipe for summer potlucks. It can be served cold, warm or hot. Any which way works.

The Most Amazing Salmon Quinoa Salad! Healthy & delicious! MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )
Some fresh mint in this really helps to brighten the flavors. Feta cheese adds a mediterranean flair.

Dig in & cook this up as soon as you can!

Juneau Alaska | MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )
The Most Amazing Salmon Quinoa Salad! Healthy & delicious! MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

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The Most Amazing Salmon Quinoa Salad! Healthy & delicious! MarlaMeridith.com ( @marlameridith )

This post was created for Away We Go with Carnival, the destination for getting in the getaway state of mind. Head on over.

 

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9 Comments
  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 07:42h, 15 July

    I would have never thought to add salmon to quinoa! What a fun twist!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
    Posted at 08:08h, 15 July

    This salad is absolute perfection!

  • Naomi
    Posted at 08:13h, 15 July

    I’m so jealous of your trip! It looks ah-maxing! It’s on my bucket list of places to go!

    This salad-on point!

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 08:37h, 15 July

    I make one that is similar to this but never thought to add olives! So delicious!

  • Tori@Gringalicious.com
    Posted at 11:10h, 15 July

    I adore this lovely salad! Quick, I need a fork so I can dive!!!!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    Posted at 15:56h, 15 July

    Yum.. simple salads like this are what I’ve been craving this summer! I’ve been making grain salads to keep around, then just piling them on to lettuce at meal times for quick, cool meals. I also almost always order salmon when we’re out — love it!

  • Maria
    Posted at 17:32h, 15 July

    I love quinoa salads!

  • lindsay
    Posted at 05:09h, 16 July

    mmmm yum! love that olive addition. and i so want to go on that trip! WOW!

  • amanda@craftycookingmama
    Posted at 19:56h, 20 July

    This looks insanely delicious! I love using quinoa for a cold salad – adding salmon just took it to a whole other level!!!

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