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Quinoa Crusted Salmon

This Quinoa Crusted Salmon uses quinoa and breadcrumbs for added texture, flavor and nutrition and pairs beautifully with a side salad. It's packed with flavor and ready in under 20 minutes, making it an ideal weeknight meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: crusted salmon, salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Erin


  • 12 oz. salmon fillets two 6 oz. fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoon seasoned breadcrumbs gluten free or regular
  • 3 tablespoon quinoa uncooked, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • chives for garnish


  • Whisk egg in a bowl, and in a separate bowl combine the breadcrumbs, uncooked quinoa, salt, garlic, and parsley.
  • Next heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dip each salmon fillet into the egg mixture, and then directly into the quinoa mixture, making sure both sides are coated.
  • Place salmon directly into the skillet skin-side down and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook salmon for 5-6 minutes, then clip and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Top salmon with fresh chives and enjoy!


*Use gluten free breadcrumbs to keep this recipe gluten free
*Be sure to pat the salmon dry with a paper towel before dipping it into the egg mixture and quinoa
*Calories are an estimation and are per serving


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 1023mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg