Salmon Peach Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Make this one bowl meal with quinoa, salmon, and summer fruits and vegetables for an easy lunch or dinner. Perfect for families short on time!

Quinoa, salmon, peaches, corn, and bell peppers are tossed together in a lime vinaigrette in this summery spin on salmon salad. Perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner. Gluten-free, dairy-free. Recipe @jlevinsonrd.

Making my way through the backlog of magazines I have piling up, I came across a Quinoa Salmon Salad recipe in the August issue of Parents Magazine. It especially caught my eye since it was under the monthly “5 Easy Meals” – what working parent doesn’t want an easy meal to prepare?! The recipe in itself sounded really good, but the photo of it was a little bland – monotone colors without anything really eye-catching.

salmon quinoa salad recipe

Since we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, I added a couple of colorful ingredients to make the final salad pop and be more flavorful. I also poached the salmon and chilled it to keep it on the light, summery side (and because my husband doesn’t like cooked salmon!), but you can easily use canned salmon in place of fresh, which makes it even more convenient and easy for a weeknight dinner or weekday lunch!

Salmon Peach Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa, salmon, peaches, corn, and bell peppers are tossed together in a lime vinaigrette in this summery spin on salmon salad. Perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner.
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Recipe Type: Entree, Main Dish, Salad, Lunch
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Dairy-free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound salmon fillet or canned salmon, drained
  • 1½ cups dry quinoa
  • 1¼ cup corn freshly cut off the cob
  • 1 cup diced red or yellow pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced peaches
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • Arugula, optional
  • Diced cherry tomatoes, optional
Instructions
  1. If using fresh salmon, in a large straight-sided skillet, bring about 6 cups water to a simmer over medium-high, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Add salmon (water should just cover fish), cover, and cook until opaque throughout, 5 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness of fillet. With a wide, slotted spatula, transfer salmon to a plate, discard the skin, and set aside to cool. Once cool, use a fork to flake the salmon.
  2. While the salmon is cooking, cook quinoa according to package directions. When finished cooking, transfer to a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
  3. Once the quinoa is cool, add the flaked or canned salmon, corn, peppers, scallions, peaches, and Kosher salt and toss to combine.
  4. In a small mixing bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and honey. Add dressing to the quinoa salad and toss to combine. Garnish with chives. Serve over a bed of arugula and cherry tomatoes if desired.
Notes
Salad can be served room temperature or chilled.

 Do you have an easy weeknight meal you like to prepare?

Quinoa, salmon, peaches, corn, and bell peppers are tossed together in a lime vinaigrette in this summery spin on salmon salad. Perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner. Gluten-free, dairy-free. Recipe @jlevinsonrd.
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16 Responses to Salmon Peach Quinoa Salad {Recipe}


  1. Love your tweaks to this one – yummy! Mac & cheese (usually with pureed butternut squash mixed into the sauce) or quesadillas are some of our quickies!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks deanna! Love both of those quick meals, although i have to say I don’t find my mac & cheese w pureed squash to be the quickest! Would love to know what you do to speed it up!

  2. This looks AMAZING Jessica!! My favorite easy weeknight meal usually involves salsa of some sort or is some type of stir fry

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Meme! Love salsas and stir fries – great ideas!

  3. I love all the colors, textures, and flavors you incorporated into the recipe. I’m a huge fan of salmon, so I must, must, must try this!!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Liz!

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  8. Farrah says:

    This recipe incorporates so many of my favorite things! <3!!

    • Jessica says:

      So glad to hear it Farrah! Hope you enjoy!

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