Gingered Salmon with Quinoa and Spinach

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 503.7
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 80.5 mg
  • Sodium: 331.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 38.3 g

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Number of Servings: 2


    1/2 c. quinoa
    1/2 c. veg broth
    3 tsp minced fresh ginger
    3 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
    1 Tb cornstarch
    cooking spray
    1 8-oz salmon fillet, about 1" thick
    2 c. chopped fresh spinach, rinsed well


Serves 2

Combine quinoa and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and set pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Season to taste.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, ginger, lemon juice, and lemon zest ; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper and place in pan, skin side up. Cook 2 minutes. Flip and cook 2 more minutes. Add broth mixture and simmer 30 seconds.

Arrange cooked quinoa around the salmon, mixing with the juices.

Arrange spinach around salmon, cover pan and cook 1 minute, until greens are wilted and salmon is cooked through.

Place half of spinach and quinoa on plate, topping off with half of salmon.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LNHEWITT.

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  • Very Good
    Great recipe! I ended up flaking the salmon, adding mushrooms, and serving is as a one-pot meal. - 5/13/14

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