This salmon quinoa salad with honey soy dressing checks all of my weeknight dinner requirements - healthy, easy, fast, and delicious. It's one of my favorite recipes for using up leftover salmon! #glutenfree #salmon #salad #quinoa #salmonquinoa
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Salmon Quinoa Salad with Honey Soy Dressing

This salmon quinoa salad with honey soy dressing checks all of my weeknight dinner requirements - healthy, easy, fast, and delicious. It's my favorite recipe for using up leftover salmon!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 428kcal
Author Danielle

Ingredients

Salmon Quinoa Salad

  • 3/4 c. quinoa
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 bunch chard stems trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. snap peas chopped
  • 2 medium carrots julienned or grated
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 c. leftover cooked salmon flaked (or 1/2 lb fresh salmon pan-seared)

Honey Soy Salad Dressing

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Salmon Quinoa Salad

  • Place the quinoa in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Swirl around and allow to soak for 10 minutes. While the quinoa is soaking, start preparing your vegetables.
  • Strain and rinse the quinoa and place in a small saucepan. Add 1.5 c water and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium-high until boiling, then reduce to low and cover. Cook 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to rest another 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, chard, snap peas, carrots, sesame seeds and flaked salmon. Dress with the Honey Soy Vinaigrette and toss. Divide into four equal portions and serve immediately. 

Honey Soy Salad Dressing

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, red wine vinegar until the honey dissolves. Add the whole grain mustard and red pepper flakes and whisk until incorporated. Whisk the olive oil into the sauce in a steady stream until ingredients are incorporated. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your preference.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%