Mediterranean spiced salmon and vegetable quinoa recipe is a healthy protein packed meal! Earthy spices roasted lemons and fresh vegetables in each bite.

Prep Time    : 10 mins
Cook Time   : 20 mins
Total Time    : 30 mins

Servings      : 4

Calories       : 222kcal


·         1 cup quinoa, uncooked, truRoots Organic
·         1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
·         3/4 cup english cucumbers, diced, seeded
·         1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
·         1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
·         4 basil leaves, thinly sliced
·         zest of one lemon

·         1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
·         1/4 teaspoon black pepper
·         1 teaspoon cumin
·         1/2 teaspoon paprika
·         20 ounces salmon fillets, (four 5-ounce pieces)
·         8 lemon wedges
·         1/4 cup parsley, chopped fresh


1.  In a medium-sized saucepan with a lid, bring 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups of water and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil.
2.   Cover and reduce to a simmer, cooking about 20 minutes or according to package directions until quinoa is light and fluffy.
3.   Turn off heat and let sit for at least 5 minutes covered before serving.
4.   Right before serving mix in the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, basil and lemon zest. Meanwhile, make the salmon.
5.   In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika.
6.   Line a sheet pan or glass dish with foil and lightly grease with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.
7.   Transfer salmon fillets to the pan then evenly coat the surface of each fillet with about ½ teaspoon of the spice mixture.
8.   Place the lemon wedges on the edge of the pan with salmon.
9.   Broil on high with the rack placed in the lower third of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until salmon is cooked and flakes apart easily with a fork.
10.Sprinkle with parsley and serve with roasted lemon wedges and vegetable quinoa.

Nutrition Facts

Mediterranean Spiced Salmon and Vegetable Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 753mg31%
Potassium 331mg9%
Total Carbohydrates 16g5%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A36%
Vitamin C42%

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