5 from 1 vote
Almond Crusted Salmon with Cilantro Cherry Quinoa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Soy-Free
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Entree
Keyword: almond, quinoa, cherry
Servings: 4
Calories: 567 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
Salmon
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice of 1 fresh orange
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 5 oz fillets salmon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Quinoa
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried cherries
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp fresh orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 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.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Crusted Salmon with Cilantro Cherry Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 684mg30%
Potassium 1314mg38%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.