Are you a fan of seafood and quinoa? I am and salmon is one of my favorite fishes to enjoy!
Fish is actually an important part of a healthy diet – provided you don’t have an allergy! Fish and seafood are great sources of omega-3 fats, vitamin D, and selenium, among other nutrients. Salmon is rated highly by the Environmental Working Group – meaning it is one of the healthiest fishes you can choose to eat! Very high omega-3s, low mercury, and sustainable!
Fish and seafood are also low in saturated fats and a great source of protein.
And we cannot forget to mention the quinoa – another important ingredient this recipe! We only use quinoa from NOW® in my home, because it’s a high quality, organic quinoa, and that’s why I’ve partnered with NOW® to bring you this recipe.
Quinoa is a great substitute for rice, pasta and other starchy foods. Not only that but it’s a good source of protein, gluten-free and it has all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also supplies minerals, vitamins and fiber. It’s also very filling, so it’s great to use as a side in any meal.
NOW Foods sells several types of quinoa:
And if you’re into pasta but want the benefits of quinoa, you can get:
To make this dish, you can use any of these quinoas but we used the tri-color one since it’s my kids’ favorite type of quinoa
This Instant Pot Quinoa and Salmon bowl is protein packed and it will keep you full and satisfied!
And of course, this recipe is made in the Instant Pot because this is by far my favorite appliance. It is particularly handy because if you’ve forgotten to get meat out of the freezer, you can pop your still-frozen chicken, pork, or beef into the pot and have it fully cooked and ready to eat in under half an hour. Plus, it cooks quinoa so quickly and easily!
And with the Instant Pot you don’t have to worry about foods burning. You add all your ingredients to the pot, set it, and go. No need to monitor it.
Tip: if you’re on a rush and don’t want to deal with cooking the quinoa, you can get these Q-cups™, where you all you have to do is add boiling water to the quinoa, wait a few minutes and it’s ready!
Are you ready to get cooking?
Instant Pot Quinoa and Salmon Bowl
- 2 cups of quinoa, rinsed
- 2 ¼ cups of stock or broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1 pound of salmon, bones removed
- Fresh thyme
- Peels from half a clementine
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups of power greens (your choice of greens like kale, spinach, etc.)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Dash of sale
- Fresh blueberries
- Half of a clementine (per dish)
- One handful of whole almonds
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the salmon, skin side down, on an oven safe pan and dust with the seasonings. Lay the clementine peels across the top of the salmon.
Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes and then check the temperature with an instant read thermometer to ensure it is cooked to your preference.
While the salmon is cooking, combine the broth, quinoa, and spices together in the inner pot of your Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and set the vent to sealing. Press the manual button and set for one minute on high pressure.
When the pot beeps, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully release the remaining pressure and open the lid. Stir the quinoa with a fork and then spoon into your dish.
Press saute mode on the Instant Pot and toss the greens with a dash of oil. Saute the greens for a minute or two.
Place the greens on top of your quinoa, then add a piece of salmon on top of the greens. Sprinkle the blueberries, almonds, and clementine around the salmon in the bowl.
Doesn’t that look delicious? Give it a try and let me know if your family loves it as much as we do!
Instant Pot Quinoa and Salmon Bowl Creation