"Spicy Salmon with Olive & Lemon Quinoa"

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 382.3
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.5 mg
  • Sodium: 108.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Submitted by: Annie-Tien Banh - 3/29/2010 Submitted by: Annie-Tien Banh - 3/29/2010
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup chopped scallions
    Small pinch red pepper flakes
    Pinch salt
    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    Nonstick cooking spray
    1 pound thick skin-on salmon fillet
    1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
    2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
    2 tablespoons pitted, chopped black olives
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Mix the scallions, pepper flakes, salt and olive oil in a bowl
Roast the salmon w/the skin side down
Cover salmon with the scallion & pepper mix
Roast salmon for 15 minutes
Boil 2 cups of water.
Add quinoa; cover and cook until the water is absorbed, for 12 minutes.
Add olive oil, nuts, olives, lemon juice and zest.
Pour over the salmon and serve over the quinoa.

*Health Benefits*
This is a complete meal with a variety of essential amino acids and vitamins. Quinoa is packed with protein and magnesium, and is a nutrient that helps to lower blood pressure. Salmon is an omega-3 food which aids in preventing heart disease. Although this recipe has 1.6 grams of saturated fat, the "protein packed quinoa" helps makes this dish a complete healthy choice, topped with delicious salmon.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HCC_BIOL1322.

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