BBQ salmon & quinoa

How good is BBQ salmon? Somehow it doesn’t taste as rich to me when BBQd. Pair it with a really simple quinoa salad & you’ve got an easy dinner for 1.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR 2 (it is a meal that keeps well for lunch the next day)
2 skinless, boneless salmon fillets (please peeps, do yourself a favour & buy wild rather than farmed*)
2/3 cup (when uncooked) quinoa – I used tri-colour but whatever floats your boat.
1 lemon – zest the whole thing (thanks Microplane for making this easy!), then juice it.
Sh*tload of parsley – I think this equates to approx 2/3 cup in metric
2 cups lettuce – the darker, the more nutrient rich.
Optional: we happened to have some slow-roasted baby tomatoes in the fridge which I added – really not essential….& in fact I’m not even sure the sweetness was necessary.

1. Boil a pot of water – check how much water to put in on the quinoa pack
2. Turn the BBQ on
3. Depending on your multi-tasking skills, you can chop the parsley now (otherwise leave until quinoa is cooling)
4. BBQ the salmon to your desired
5. Quinoa tends to take about 12-15 minutes. Once done, I let it cool for 5 minutes then stir through chopped parsley, lemon zest, juice of lemon & olive oil

*you know something can’t be good when a cancer patient has been told to exclude farmed salmon from their diet. From my understanding, part of it is the carcinogenic soy they are fed but please, I’m not a professional, & would love to hear your feedback on this


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