Friday, 26 October 2012

Salmon fillet with semi-cooked veggies and quinoa salad

Ok I wasn't planning on blogging today but I made one of the most amazing dinners last night and HAD to share it!  As per usual I googled 'quinoa salad' and got a few ideas, then made up my own recipe.  Here goes...

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • small handful green beans
  • small handful rocket
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • 1/3 block haloumi
  • slivered almonds
  • 1 cup natural or greek yoghurt
  • dill
  • tiny squeeze of honey
  • salt and pepper
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly.  Put 1 cup water in a small pot and bring to the boil.  Then add quinoa and salt and bring to the boil again.  Then turn it to low and cook with lid on for 12-15 mins.  Once done, set it aside with lid on for about 25 mins.
  2. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the salmon fillets and let it marinate for a bit while you....
  3. Chop all the veggies however you like.  I blanched the zucchini, capsicum and green beans (pot of boiling water for a few mins, or put in a bowl with water and nuke it in the microwave for a few mins)
  4. Pan fry haloumi until golden brown on the outside, set aside
  5. Toast slivered almonds in frypan for only a few mins til it turns golden brown, set aside
  6. Olive oil in a frypan til hot, then salmon skin side down for 5 mins, then flip for 5 mins
  7. Add yoghurt, dill, salt and honey to a small bowl and mix
  8. By now the quinoa should be ready - get a mixing bowl and toss in quinoa, all veggies, haloumi and almond.  Add a bit of the yoghurt dressing and toss
  9. Put salmon and salad on a plate and EAT (and maybe instagram it?).  Oh and don't forget to put the remaining yoghurt dressing on the salmon fillet!

On another note, this little guy was sitting in the garden singing Good Morning to me when I left the house this morning:


  1. I have decided that quinoa is like the new black. Everyone is using this magic ingredient!

    1. It's super easy to cook and it's really inoffensive. Give it a go!


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