Quinoa is a high flavor, high protein grain made popular by the Incas, then rediscovered by NASA. Need I say any more?

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 2 cloves garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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  • Stir quinoa into onion mixture until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour vegetable broth into quinoa mixture. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat salmon, white wine, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until salmon is cooked through and easily flaked with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes; drain.

  • Transfer salmon to a plate and flake fish meat; discard skin and set salmon aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir 2 cloves garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Stir Swiss chard and lemon juice into garlic until Swiss chard begins to soften, about 2 minutes; remove from heat.

  • Gently fold flaked salmon and chard into the cooked quinoa. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; protein 26.2g 52% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 37.8mg 13% DV; sodium 402.1mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
I enjoyed making this dish. Next time I need to use more Swiss Chard because the bunch I got had a lot of leaves that looked like they were starting to spoil. I also put more lemon in for the fish but that is just a personal preference. I will be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2012
Very bland. Felt like it was a waste of such nutritous ingredients. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
I enjoyed making this dish. Next time I need to use more Swiss Chard because the bunch I got had a lot of leaves that looked like they were starting to spoil. I also put more lemon in for the fish but that is just a personal preference. I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2012
Tried cooking this meal tonight. It was actually very tasty and is a very nutritious meal. The Quinoa is labeled a "super food" and Swiss Chard is one of the most nutritious vegetables. Add the benefits of Salmon and garlic and you have a winner. It also tastes very good. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the presentation. It doesn't really look very attractive but it's worth it for the taste and quality of the meal. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2012
Very bland. Felt like it was a waste of such nutritous ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2014
Absolutely my family's favorite recipe from this website. Didn't need to change a thing although made it once with kale due to what the store had and that was great too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
Well this is just fabulous! I did grill my salmon with a little olive oil salt and pepper. Otherwise made as written and it is so so good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2020
I didn’t change anything. It was just ok. It needed more seasoning. Quite bland. But my roommate thought it was great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2013
Would make this again; it was good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2015
This was just "okay". It was missing some flavors. The left overs I put in a "quick quiche" recipe from this site and that was great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2013
It was ok. I toasted the quinoa for the first time and it took away the "dirt" flavor - definitely recommend doing this. Read More