Baked Lemon Parsley Salmon over Quinoa

September 16, 2011

This is a simple, wholesome recipe that cooks in about 25 minutes.

Salmon, Quinoa, and Asparagus


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill (less if dried)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 (6 ounce) fillets salmon



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, prepare marinade by mixing garlic, light olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley. Place salmon fillets in a medium baking dish, and cover with the marinade. *You can marinate it for up to an hour – but I did it for just 10 minutes and it was wonderful.
  3. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.


  1. If boxed, follow directions.
  2. If bulk, the quinoa should be cooked one cup quinoa to two cups water. Rinse thoroughly and let soak in water for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Drain, and add 2x the amount of water as quinoa.
  4. Bring to a boil. Cover, simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. Quinoa should be slightly al dente and easily separate with a fork.
  5. Remove from heat, fluff with fork.
  6. Serve with the juice from the baked salmon marinade drizzled over if desired.


  • Geoffrey de Sibert

    May 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Geoffrey de Sibert…

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  • Not There Yet

    September 23, 2011 at 4:54 am


    Do you buy your salmon fresh? If not, what brand do you buy? We live in the middle of the country and do not have access to great fresh fish and need some help. I want to start serving salmon/fish at least 2x per week, but I am nervous to venture into the flash frozen fish section at the market….


    1. Diana

      September 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      I have looked everywhere trying to figure out an answer on brands for you – but nothing has popped up. We do buy fresh – it’s only at our local health food (Sprouts, formerly Henry’s Market) because the commissary fish is nasty.

      A great link is this: for what kind to buy fresh or frozen) and it’s also an app for when you’re in the store and not sure.

      If I come across anything I’ll let you know!

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