Hello, beautiful soul,

In today’s post, I want to share a recipe that marries simplicity with nutrition, perfect for anyone looking to infuse their daily meals with both ease and health: Honey Soy Salmon with Quinoa. This dish is more than just a meal; it’s a reflection of a balanced approach to eating, where every ingredient is chosen for both its flavor and its health benefits.

Salmon is a central component of this recipe and for good reason. It’s exceptionally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for maintaining heart health and supporting brain function. These fats are essential, meaning our bodies cannot produce them, and thus they must be obtained through our diet. By incorporating salmon into your meals, you’re making a choice that supports cardiovascular health, reduces inflammation, and can even improve mood.

Quinoa is another superstar in this dish. Unlike many grains, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. It’s also high in fiber and B-vitamins, making it not only a great substitute for less nutritious carbs but also a powerful support for digestive health and energy metabolism.

The vegetables in the salad—carrots, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes—are not just fillers but pivotal elements that add essential nutrients and fiber, as well as color and crunch to the dish. Each vegetable brings its own set of vitamins and minerals, enhancing the meal’s overall nutritional profile.

What I love about this recipe is how the different components come together so harmoniously. The honey and soy sauce glaze on the salmon provides a perfect balance of sweetness and umami, which complements the earthy notes of the quinoa and the fresh crispness of the vegetables. It’s a testament to how health-focused food doesn’t have to be bland or overwhelming; it can be beautifully simple and incredibly satisfying.

Cooking such a meal is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with what you eat. As you prepare the salmon, mix the glaze, and chop the vegetables, consider the origins of each ingredient and the benefits they bring. This practice of mindfulness not only enhances the cooking experience but also deepens your relationship with food.

So, as you sit down to enjoy this Honey Soy Salmon with Quinoa Salad, take a moment to appreciate the nourishing qualities of the dish. It’s a wonderful way to support your body, indulge in delicious flavors, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Take care of yourself and remember, the food you eat can be both delightful and nourishing.

Honey Soy Salmon with Quinoa

Luciana Couto
This recipe is not only a feast for your taste buds but also packed with nutrients that support a healthy lifestyle. The combination of omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon and the fiber from the quinoa and vegetables makes this dish a fantastic choice for anyone looking to nourish their body and soul.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people
Calories 326 kcal


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 100 g carrots chopped
  • 50 g grape tomatoes halved
  • 50 g cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup green leaves such as spinach or arugula
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Prepare the Quinoa:
  • In a rice cooker or a small pot, combine the quinoa, chopped carrots, and vegetable stock. Cook until the quinoa is fluffy and all the liquid has been absorbed. This should take about 15-20 minutes. If you’re using a pot, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cover, and let it cook.
  • Marinate the Salmon:
  • Preheat your oven to 450º F (230º C).
  • Place the salmon fillets on a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the honey and soy sauce. Brush this mixture over the salmon fillets, ensuring they are well coated.
  • Bake the Salmon:
  • Fold the parchment paper over the salmon, creating a packet that encloses the fillets. This helps to lock in the moisture and flavor.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Prepare the Salad:
  • In a large bowl, toss the green leaves with the halved grape tomatoes and chopped cucumber. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and gently mix to combine.
  • Assemble Your Dish:
  • Serve the cooked salmon alongside the fluffy quinoa and vibrant salad. Enjoy the rich flavors and varied textures!


Enjoy your meal, and remember, you’re not just feeding your body; you’re nourishing your spirit! Stay beautiful, inside and out!