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Asian BBQ Salmon with Spicy Quinoa Salad

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

I have talked about Platejoy before but can I talk to you about their Mediterranean diet recipes!! Don't get me wrong, I loved the Keto recipes but something was lacking and I knew I probably couldn't do Keto forever. I still wanted to eat healthy though, so I changed my plan to Mediterranean and haven't looked back since. These meals have been so flavorful and colorful!! The best thing about these recipes is that the whole family loves MOST of the meals. Let's be real, my kids are 16 and 10, they are not going to like everything that is put on that dinner

This salmon recipe was just enough (actually a bit too much, I accidentally bought a bigger portion, but that left me leftovers for today). I added a few more ingredients to the original recipe just because I love to tweak recipes and it turned out amazing!


Asian BBQ Salmon with Spicy Quinoa Salad

Serves 4


1 1/2 Ibs of salmon fillet

1 cup dry quinoa

2 limes

1/4 cup tamari

1 1/2 tbsp sriracha

1 1/2 tbsp minced ginger

2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

2 1/2 tbsp fish sauce

2 cucumbers

2 jalapeños

2 cups of cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 avocado


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place salmon fillets in a ceramic baking pan.

  2. In a saucepan, combine quinoa and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.

  3. Juice your limes. In a small bowl, stir together tamari, sriracha, ginger, brown sugar, fish sauce and 4 tsp lime juice. Spoon sauce over salmon fillets until evenly coated. Bake 20 minutes, until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Cut fillets into 4 portions.

  4. Dice cucumber and sprinkle with salt. Mince jalapeños (removing seeds for less spice). Halve curry tomatoes.

  5. Drain cucumbers, then add to a bowl with jalapeños, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, olive oil and 4 tsp of lime juice. Toss well, then add cooked quinoa. Toss and season with salt to taste.

  6. Peel and slice avocado. Enjoy your salmon with quinoa salad topped with avocado.

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