Salmon With Creamed Spinach and Quinoa

Salmon with Creamed Spinach and Quinoa
Photo: Jonny Valiant
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • ½ cup red quinoa

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 5 ounces baby spinach

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 6-ounce pieces boneless, skinless salmon


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the cream and cook until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cooked quinoa.

  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  4. Serve the salmon with the creamed spinach and quinoa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

533 Calories
32g Fat
23g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 533
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 507mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 38g
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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