Succulent Salmon Steaks with Quinoa

London, it seems, has decided that it no longer wants to be in winter and is actually ready for spring.

It is now March, and we’ve had temperatures of 20˚C with pure sunshine! I remember freezing my bum off around this time last year. Since we don’t know how long this sweet weather will last, might as well make the most of it no?

So let’s put aside our soups, broths, and massive coats for a bit and make ourselves a summer-lusting dish.

Salmon Steak & Quinoa

When I think of summer, I think of salads. The seaside. Lots of colourful fruit & veg. But, it is not summer yet, as much as it might feel like it might be soon, so in the honour of eating seasonably, let’s set aside all things strawberry shall we? Ok good.

Salmon gives you amazing omega-3s and good fats. It’s got great cardiovascular benefits, it’s got great selenium, which is associated with decreasing the risk of joint inflammation, and it’s a good source of protein and amino acids!

Quinoa is incredible. It’s protein rich and contains almost double the amount of fibre as many other grains. It’s rich in iron, manganese, lysine, and B2, meaning it’s good for antioxidants, metabolism, and cells. It’s also gluten free!

Broccoli has been my favourite since I was a little girls. It’s a powerful antioxidant, it’s great for heart and bone health, and that’s not even mentioning it’s cancer fighting and immunity boosting properties!

Salmon Steak & Quinoa

To make enough for two, you will need:

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa, cooked
  • 1 courgette (zucchini), sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Half a head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • Half a read onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Sprinkle of salt & pepper
  • Half a lemon
  • Optional – drizzle of balsamic

Heat up a grill on high heat, drizzle with some olive oil and add your salmon steaks. Let cook for 3 minutes. In the meantime, assemble your plates by layering the quinoa, courgette/zucchini, tomatoes, and broccoli. Flip your steaks and let cook for another 3 minutes, this time adding your capers and onions to the pan. Add a bit more oil if you want.

Take your steaks out of the pan and place on top of your layers. Pan-fry the onions and capers a for a bit longer, until onions are a bit more cooked but not burnt. Place on top of your salmon, squeeze the lemon and drizzle the balsamic, if using.

Sit, and enjoy! Bonus points if you can sit somewhere with some sunlight!

Salmon Steak & Quinoa

It’s a plate of goodness that should give you energy to tackle your day!

What are your plans for the weekend? London is supposed to be lovely, and I’m away in Geneva, where it’s also sunny and warm.

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  • Dominique
  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Quinoa is my go to “grain” and I use it both for sweet and savoury dishes :o) Xx

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    • I haven’t used it much on sweet dishes, but I plan on making a granola with it next week! X

  • This looks really delicious Teffy, it’s so true, we should enjoy the sun and its warmth for the time being and hope that temperatures won’t drop again.

    • Fingers crossed! I’m not ready to go back to wearing big jackets yet… X

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Looks delicious and the photos are beautiful!
    Lots of love,

  • Tanya Jean

    I’m not a big salmon lover but this looks scrumptious 🙂
    xo TJ

    • Ooo I love salmon, but it could also be replaced with any other fish really! X

  • I’m ready for it to be spring also! And this salmon veggie meal looks awesome. Makes me crave a big salmon steak!

    • I am craving actual warm weather! Need to sit in the sun and eat fresh fruit! X

  • Alisha

    I’m on a veggie detox for two weeks and never even knew about quinoa until early last week and i love it. I think it’s getting a wittle obsessive though tbh haha but this looks delish!
    Very tempted to try it after with smoked salmon mmm yummy…

    • I am a massive advocate for quinoa, I love the stuff! X

  • Emily Rowbotham

    Completely agree with the barmy weather. I’ve seen girls walking around in hot pants this week, (sorry it is still March!!?)
    Some beautiful food photography on here Miss Perks! Definitely my kind of dish, I could live off of salmon!
    Seriously hungry in bed now though… Darn it!
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

    • Thanks Emily! I’m the same… salmon was the first type of fish I ever embraced, and now I love it all! X

  • Emma

    Oh yes, this weather is incredible, and this dish is something I’d love to be served up sat in the sun.

    Hmm maybe…

  • Oh yum, this looks so delicious! I know the weather is so lovely but can’t believe how some people have switched up to shorts/flp flops etc. Too soon!!

    • Definitely a bit too soon! I embrace the light coat, but I still need to wear jeans or tights! X

  • Great post! It looks so yummy.

    Beth x

  • whitedahlia

    always great recipes!!!! these salmon steaks look so good! you’re such a good cook!!
    xoxo, Bárbara

    • Thanks Barbara! X

  • This is one of my summer recipes! I made a similar dish last summer – how gorgeous is the weather we’re enjoying?! I love it so much!

    Katie <3

  • Alice Vintageland

    Wow these looks seriously amazing, I’m drooling all over the
    screen here, I have to tray this receipt ASAP, I bet it taste as good at it
    looks, it doesn’t seem so complicated to prepare, I will give it a tray! You
    have a lovely blog !

    • Thanks Alice! It was so simple to prepare, so worth it! X

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE salmon and quinoa – this looks delicious! I am happy to hear that spring is making its presence known over there – it makes me hopeful that we will soon see it over here in the States! :o)

    Meghan xo

    • They’re such a great combo aren’t they? I used to love salmon and rice, but now quinoa has taken over! Hold in there, spring will come! X

  • I never want it to get cold again! X

  • Malena

    Wow, your receipes (and food photos!) are amazing. You’re giving me heaps of inspiration 🙂

    X Malena