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Salmon & Vegetable Stir Fry

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This dish takes about 20-25 minutes to prepare. It’s very filling and while we’ve given some spice & ingredient recommendations below, you can put any kind of flavor twist on it that you like and it will always taste great.

You will need: 

  • Salmon (or any other kind of meat — hormone free, as natural-as-possible, or replace with vegan option)
  • Quinoa (or beans, or rice, or lentils, or pasta, etc)
  • Vegetables (we used crimini mushrooms, peas and corn but literally anything you have in the fridge will do – try to use at least 3 different veggies)
  • Spices (we used a little bit of salt + Italian, basil & garlic, but dill, cumin, cilantro, lime,  chives, ginger, etc would all work – though unless you have some seriously, seriously adventurous tastebuds I wouldn’t recommend all of them in one dish!)

How to make this dish:
– Start cooking the salmon & quinoa
– Chop & sautée your vegetables
– Mix vegetables & quinoa together
– Top quinoa mix with salmon & enjoy

Vegetable/Quinoa Mix:
to make as shown
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup corn
1 cup peas
drizzle of cooking oil (roughly 1/2 – 1 Tbsp)
garlic & Italian seasoning + salt to taste
*Mix in one cup of quinoa once vegetables are cooked

If you follow the allotments given, you can generously feed 2 hungry people (maybe with leftovers, which would make great omelette filling!) 

How To:
Start cooking your quinoa (this will take roughly 15-20 minutes and it can sit if your veggies aren’t ready by the time it’s done cooking). Next, start chopping your veggies. Toss them into the cooking oil with the dry spices on low-medium heat, stirring frequently so that it’s evenly sautéed. Once finished sautéing, mix in 1 cup of quinoa. To cook the salmon, lightly coat a pan with a little bit of olive oil; place the salmon in the pan, top it with the spices and cover with a lid or plate, keeping the heat on low. Cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping every few minutes until it’s cooked to your liking.

Make it work for you
Make it vegan: leave out the salmon, add a bit of beans, seeds, nuts, or tofu if you like
Don’t like quinoa? Try beans, pasta, rice, lentils, etc
No seafood on hand? Replace the fish with meat of your choice

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