Paprika and Lime Quinoa with Salmon

Paprika and Lime Quinoa with Salmon

Serves 2:


1 tsp coconut oil

1 250g packet of ready cooked quinoa

225g cooked salmon (shop bought or homemade)

40g rocket, washed

40g feta

1 red pepper

1 large courgette

1 red chilli

1 carrot, grated

3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

2 tsp hot smoked paprika

1 tsp cumin

Juice of 1 lime

Salt & pepper to taste


  • Melt the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat
  • Chop the pepper and courgette into 1 inch pieces and add to the pan with finely chopped chilli
  • Fry for 5 minutes before adding the chives, paprika, cumin and a little water if needed
  • Mix together and cook for a further 5 minute or until the vegetables have begun to soften
  • Stir through the quinoa, salmon, lime juice, parsley, salt & parsley
  • Cook for a further 2 minutes until the quinoa and salmon are heated through
  • Serve the quinoa in a bowl with the rocket and feta on the side

This paprika and lime quinoa with salmon is one of my favourite quick or last-minute meals! It can be made using rice instead and you can pretty much add any leftover veg, fish, meat or tofu. You can also mess around with the flavour by adding different herbs or spices. Pre-prepared quinoa and salmon can be a bit more pricey but they are perfect if you are in a rush. If i have a bit more time I season fresh salmon fillets with paprika, salt and dried herbs and cook them in the oven for approximately 20mins.

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