Quinoa with Salmon and Swiss Chard


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • ¾ pound salmon fillets

  • 1 cup white wine

  • ½ cup water, or more as needed to cover

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and tough ribs removed, leaves cut into 1/2-inch-wide ribbons

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
18g Fat
40g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 669mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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