Marinated Salmon on Vegetable Quinoa mother's day recipes

Marinated Salmon On Vegetable Quinoa

By Elizabeth Liew  , ,

May 7, 2019

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Impress your loved one by whipping up this deliciously healthy meal featuring yummy salmon on a bed of quinoa. This heart-healthy recipe is part of a four-course menu created by MasterChef Asia finalist Chef Lennard Yeong for the Singapore Heart Foundation. (Prep time excludes marinating time.)

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: Serves 1


90 g salmon

2 tbsp soconut water

1 tbsp light soya sauce (lower in sodium)

1 clove garlic, grated

1½-inch thumb ginger, grated

1 pc kaffir lime leaf, shredded

¼ tsp white pepper

75 g chicken stock (low sodium)

25 g water

50 g quinoa

20 g carrots, diced

10 g zucchini, diced

10 g yellow zucchini, diced

1 pc of 4-cm square Kombu (optional)

Spring onions, sliced, to garnish


1Mix the coconut water, light soya sauce, garlic, ginger, kaffir lime leaf and white pepper together and marinate the salmon for 2 hours.

2Thereafter, pan sear the salmon for 2 minutes on each side.

3Rinse the quinoa then place it into the chicken stock, water and kombu (optional). Simmer the mixture for 10-12 minutes till dry.

4Turn off the heat and add in the zucchinis and carrots. Cover the pot and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Remove the kombu (optional) and fluff the quinoa.

5Spoon the quinoa onto a plate, top with the salmon, and finish off with the spring onions.

Chef's tip: Reduce the marinating time for a lower sodium intake!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Calories354.9 kcal
Sodium440.1 mg
Protein23.1 g
Cholesterol25.7 mg
Total Fat13.7 g
Saturated Fat3.15 g
Total Carbohydrates34.1 g
Dietary Fiber4.4 g