Almond Crusted Salmon with Cilantro Cherry Quinoa
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Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Soy-Free
Ingredients
  • For Salmon
  • • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • • Juice of 1 fresh orange
  • • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • • 4 (5 oz. each) salmon fillets
  • • Nonstick cooking spray
  • For Quinoa
  • • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • • 1 Tbsp. dried cherries
  • • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • • 1 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Prepare a shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl, combine almonds, parsley, orange juice, sea salt and pepper; mix well to combine.
  4. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle orange juice onto each fillet, then coat each fillet with the almond parsley mixture.
  5. Transfer the salmon to the oven for 10-12 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. Remove from the oven, cover with aluminum foil, and set aside on the counter for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, transfer cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl with chickpeas, olive oil, dried cherries, cilantro, orange zest, sea salt and pepper; mix well to combine.
  7. Remove tin foil from the salmon and transfer to serving plates with a side of cooked quinoa.
  8. Serve warm.
Recipe by Gluten Free Recipes - The Healthy Apple at http://thehealthyapple.com/2013/05/27/almond-crusted-salmon-with-cilantro-cherry-quinoa/