I love 1-pot meals. When its a delicious dish with minimal clean-up, its a big win! Weeknight meals can be a challenge when you want to come up with something different than the norm. This honey garlic salmon with quinoa is different than some of the dishes I usually make, and it came out really delicious! So its definitely going to stay in the rotation.
The salmon is cut into small chunks, so it cooks very quickly. Then it goes out of the pot and the quinoa and veggies are cooked. So start to finish this meal is done in 30 minutes!
This dish is mild enough to please picky eaters, and my youngest who likes salmon, really gobbled this up! If you’re not a fan of salmon, I’d recommend using a firm white fish such as cod or halibut. Fresh tuna would also work well in this recipe.
- 1 lb wild salmon fillet - skin and bones removed (or 17 oz or 500g)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp lower sodium soy sauce (for gluten-free use tamari if needed)
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup red pepper, diced
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 1 cup raw quinoa
- 2 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth or water ( I used chicken broth)
- First, prepare the marinade. In a medium bowl, mix together the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice and minced garlic.
- Cut the raw salmon into chunks, and add to the marinade. Allow to sit in there while you chop up the red pepper and onions.
- Heat up a deep skillet or large pot to medium-medium/high heat. Mist with oil or cooking spray.
- Add the salmon and all the marinade to the pot and cook until just cooked through (should only take about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the salmon from the pot.
- Add the raw quinoa, peppers, onions and broth to the same pot. Place the lid on and simmer on medium (or low-medium) heat until the quinoa is fluffy and cooked (about 20 minutes.)
- Once the quinoa is done, add in the salmon and gently fold in.
- Garnish with fresh lemon, parsely, and an extra drizzle of honey if desired