Grilled Salmon with Steamed Veggies and Quinoa


Transport your tastebuds on an exquisite culinary adventure with this mouthwatering grilled salmon dish, served atop a bed of fluffy quinoa and accompanied by an array of vibrant steamed vegetables.

 This wholesome one-pan meal takes only 30 minutes to prepare and cook, making it an easy weeknight dinner option. 

As the salmon sizzles on the grill, filling the kitchen with an enticing aroma, the array of vegetables and quinoa cook to tender perfection. With each savory bite of the flaky, juice-locked salmon, you'll experience an explosion of flavor complemented by the medley of steamed veggies. 

The quinoa provides a protein boost and complements the dish with its soft, pillowy texture and nutty flavor.

This recipe yields 4 generous servings, with each portion containing approximately 350 calories, 40g protein, 10g fiber and good amounts of vitamins A, C, B6 and omega-3s. 

It makes for a balanced, nutrient-dense meal perfect for any health-conscious foodie.

Grilled Salmon with Steamed Veggies and Quinoa


  1. 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets 
  2. 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 
  3. 1 cup broccoli florets  
  4. 1 cup cauliflower florets
  5. 1 cup baby carrots
  6. 1 cup asparagus, ends trimmed
  7. 2 tbsp olive oil
  8. 1 lemon, juiced 
  9. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Pat salmon dry and brush flesh side with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Place quinoa and 2 cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until quinoa is fluffy.
  3. Fill a steamer pot with 1 inch water and insert steamer basket. Add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and asparagus. Steam for 5 minutes until tender but still crisp.
  4. Grill salmon flesh side down for 4-5 minutes until browned. Flip and grill 2-3 minutes until cooked through.
  5. To serve, divide quinoa between bowls. Top with vegetables and salmon. Squeeze lemon juice over top.

Expert Tips

  • Let salmon come to room temperature before grilling for even cooking.
  • Use medium or medium-large carrots for ideal doneness after steaming.  
  • Fluff quinoa with a fork after cooking for a light, pillowy texture.
  • Steam veggies just until tender-crisp to retain nutrients and vibrancy.


  1. Can I use wild rice instead of quinoa? Yes, wild rice can be substituted. Cook as package directs.
  2. What if my salmon sticks to the grill? Oil the grill well and don't move the salmon too early. Let it develop grill marks before flipping.  
  3. How do I know when the salmon is done? It should opaque and flake easily with a fork when fully cooked.

With its symphony of flavors and colors, juicy salmon, fluffy quinoa and tender crisp vegetables, this recipe will delight all who partake. The freshness practically leaps off the plate! I hope you enjoy this masterpiece. Let me know if you have any other recipe requests!