Asian Salmon Green Bean and Quinoa Salad Recipe

asian salmon quinoa green bean saladIf you are a regular reader, you know I have been experimenting with quinoa (keen-wah) a great deal lately.  It has quite an impressive nutritional profile, and I have enjoyed the challenge of creating recipes featuring it. For each quinoa recipe that makes it on the blog, several concoctions did not. While easy to cook, it can be a little tricky to use in recipes, but once you become accustomed to preparing meals with quinoa, you will be glad you did.  In addition to the recipes found here, check out the compilation of quinoa recipes featured on Cooking Light, for more great ways to add this healthful food into your family’s diet.

This  Asian Salmon Green Bean and Quinoa Salad Recipe, utilizes the “grain” to add to the dish in a way most ingredients would not be able to.  While I broiled some fresh salmon to prepare the dish, it would also be a terrific way to use up leftover salmon.

Asian Salmon Green Bean and Quinoa Salad
Recipe type: Entree
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  • 1 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs. orange juice
  • 1½ tbs. low sodium soy sauce (gluten-free if that is a concern)
  • 1 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp agave syrup (substitute honey if not on-hand)
  • 6-8 oz. wild salmon
  • 12 oz. bag frozen green beans (steamer bag)
  • ½ tbs. olive or canola oil
  • ½ tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  1. Whisk together balsamic, orange juice, soy sauce, white vinegar, curry & agave.
  2. Take one tbs. of the sauce and use it to marinate the salmon.
  3. Steam the green beans, minus 1 minute on the cooking time.
  4. Heat olive oil on med-high heat, add beans and ginger, stir fry 1 minute.
  5. Add quinoa and sauce. Stir over heat for another minute.
  6. Add sesame oil, mix in, then remove from burner.
  7. Broil or grill the salmon med-rare to med.
  8. Break the salmon onto the green bean & quinoa mixture, in large chunks.
  9. Stir to coat.
  10. Serve warm or cold.


  1. says

    Thanks for this recipe! We had all the ingredients and made it. Loved the ‘sauce’.

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  2. says

    I have featured your recipe in The Green Bean Queen’s Top Ten. Thanks for another great recipe that features fresh seasonal produce.

  3. says

    YUMMY I love salmon and quinoa and beans. What a great combo!

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