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Simple Salmon +Spinach+ Quinoa Salad

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  • Oct 26 2013

Hey there smartie, you know salmon, a light and super mega brain boosting protein, cooks in minutes, with the Vitamin A and C of spinach and the good carbs you need from the quinoa, the perfect combination for a pre-made lunch, a meal on the go as a side dish or a main meal.

  • 2 Cups baby spinach  ** Easy to purchase in the bag, pre washed and adds a vibrant color and major nutrients to any boring ol salad!
  • 2 Cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2- 5 oz Salmon fillet ** Frozen fillets are great and convenient and super economical.
  • 1/4  cup  thinly sliced red onion
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • ¼ C Extra virgin olive oil ** Again easy marinades, dressings and dips made right out of your pantry at home!
  • ¼ C Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Preheat broiler

For  the Easy  Vinaigrette

Whisk together, ¼ C extra virgin olive oil, ¼ C balsamic vinegar, honey,

1. Bring water to a boil and cook the quinoa, add a bit of salt to taste, strain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

3. While quinoa cooks, sprinkle fillet evenly with sea  salt . Place fish on a foil-lined broiler pan coated with a drizzle of olive oil. Broil on high for 10 minutes, until fish is opaque and firm to the touch. Gently break the salmon into a large mixing bowl flaky pieces with a fork.

4. Toss salmon, quinoa, spinach, red onion  and balsamic vinaigrette in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.

A super simple + easy boil, broil, toss and dress salad, saves well for the week and freezes well too! Enjoy deeelish salmon with a simple variety of flavors you already have at home in your pantry, it doesn’t take a braniac to make brainfood anymore! xx ♥ck


  • Vivi

    Nice! I’ll try this cake!! I’m also waiting for Amazon italy to send me your book. Baci from Milan, Italy. Viviana.

    • CandiceKumai

      Wow!! Amazon Italia!!?? SO PROUD!!! Hope you LOVE it!! xxx

  • Vivi

    Nice! I’ll try this cake!! I’m also waiting for Amazon italy to send me your book. Baci from Milan, Italy. Viviana.

    • CandiceKumai

      Wow!! Amazon Italia!!?? SO PROUD!!! Hope you LOVE it!! xxx

  • Audrey

    I can’t wait to try this!!! I know I thank you often for your book and all it has done for me, but I realized something today while I was cooking veggie fajitas for lunch… You taught me to cook for MYSELF, I am a Mom so I rarely put myself first, I use to heat up some frozen crap, now I make myself lunch everyday. It is nice to put myself first even if its only for 20 minutes!

  • Audrey

    I can’t wait to try this!!! I know I thank you often for your book and all it has done for me, but I realized something today while I was cooking veggie fajitas for lunch… You taught me to cook for MYSELF, I am a Mom so I rarely put myself first, I use to heat up some frozen crap, now I make myself lunch everyday. It is nice to put myself first even if its only for 20 minutes!

  • Lili Rose1995

    hey Candice i have a really big question..is it good to have a dessert every 3 weeks or every month??

  • Lili Rose1995

    hey Candice i have a really big question..is it good to have a dessert every 3 weeks or every month??

  • http://www.littlegirlbigappetite.com littlegirlbigappetite

    Ohhh this looks so yummy! Gonna have to try this one soon :)

  • http://www.littlegirlbigappetite.com littlegirlbigappetite

    Ohhh this looks so yummy! Gonna have to try this one soon :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChinaChao1 Lucy Wong

    This was good. My friend liked it a lot. Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      Hooorayyy Lucy Im so so glad she loved it!! xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChinaChao1 Lucy Wong

    This was good. My friend liked it a lot. Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

      Hooorayyy Lucy Im so so glad she loved it!! xxx

  • Anonymous

    Question – do you use 3/4 cup of sugar in full or 1+1/4 cup? Just trying to get it right – and you have sugar listed in two places :o)

  • Anonymous

    Question – do you use 3/4 cup of sugar in full or 1+1/4 cup? Just trying to get it right – and you have sugar listed in two places :o)

  • Eleanor

    What’s the significance in using a double boiler?

  • Eleanor

    What’s the significance in using a double boiler?