Quinoa, Salmon and Broccoli
Quinoa is the world’s most popular “superfood.” It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten.
Salmon is loaded with protein and the two blockbuster omega 3s — DHA and EPA — that make us happy, smart and pain-free. As the body can’t make omega-3 fatty acids, the best way to obtain them is through the food we eat.
Broccoli’s nutritional profile is impressive too. It contains high levels of fiber (both soluble and insoluble) and is a rich source of vitamin-C. It is also rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phyto-nutrients.
Put it in one bowl … perfect food!
- 1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water. Drain well and add to a saucepan. Add 2/3 cup water and 1/8 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan, reduce the heat to low and cook the quinoa until tender and all water is evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
- 2. Sprinkle the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill it until salmon is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes more.
- 3. Meanwhile, saute together the broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, oil and salt and pepper to taste on the grill pan until the vegetables are lightly coated with oil.
- 4. Put the quinoa on the bowls. Top with the broccoli and tomatoes and lay the salmon on top.