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Salmon in a Pouch with Quinoa Recipe

Salmon in a Pouch with Quinoa

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Servings: 4 

Estimated Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

This simple to prepare dish is a nutritional powerhouse! Salmon provides omega-3 fatty acids, which help the heart, while quinoa is a very good source of manganese and fiber. 

Recipe Nutritional Information:

Calories per Serving: 512

Total Protein per Serving: 35 grams 

Total Carbs per Serving: 29 grams

Total Fat per Serving: 28 grams

Saturated Fat per Serving: 6 grams

Total Fiber per Serving: 3 grams

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, uncooked

1 ¼ cups water

1 ¼ lb salmon filet, uncooked, cut into 4 5-oz pieces

1 lemon

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 

Bring water to a boil. Add pre-rinsed quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes and fluff.  

While quinoa is simmering, slice lemon into 8 slices. Season salmon pieces with salt and pepper on both sides. Place two lemon slices on a piece of aluminum foil. Place one piece of salmon atop lemon slices; drizzle with ½ tbsp of olive oil. Loosely fold foil around salmon creating a pouch – no holes, a complete seal. Repeat with the other three salmon portions. When oven reaches 450 degrees F, place all the pouches on a sheet pan and cook for 12 minutes.

Add ¼ of the cooked quinoa to each of four bowls, then place a piece of salmon in each. Add the liquid and lemon (optional).

Optional: Can be served with a salad of mixed greens tossed with balsamic vinegar.


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