Tri-colour Quinoa with Pineapple and Miso Salmon | © 2018 |

Miso-glazed salmon and quinoa combined with fresh pineapple, pine nuts and salad greens to make a delicious, light but satisfying weeknight meal. I use red miso, which is typically made from soya beans fermented with barley or other grains, in the marinade for the salmon. Replace it with rice or soya based white miso instead if you need to go gluten free. You could use rice, kaniwa, or farro instead of quinoa.

Miso SalmonSalad
  • 2 tbsp Red miso paste
  • 1 tbsp Light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 300 g Salmon steak
  • 100 g Tri-colour quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 Fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Scallions, chopped
  • Salad greens
  • Handful of roasted pine nuts
  1. Combine miso paste, soya sauce, vinegar, coconut sugar, and olive oil in bowl. Use 1 tablespoon of the sauce to brush the salmon steak.
  2. Meanwhile well rinse quinoa and drain. Place them in a saucepan filled with 250 ml of water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low and cook for 12 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cook the salmon in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Place quinoa, chopped pineapples, and scallions in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of miso sauce and gently toss to combine.
  5. Place salad greens on platters. Top with quinoa and salmon. Sprinkle the roasted pine nuts over. Serve with extra miso sauce. | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


GiGi Eats 24/5/18 04:13

What an interesting combo! I am sure the sweetness of the pineapple pairs awesomely with that miso sauce on the salmon!!

Nava K 24/5/18 08:39

I love pineapple and I love salmon, but not a fan of quinoa. Of course I guess instead of quinoa, I can consider rice for this dish?

Medeja- CranberryJam 24/5/18 09:14

Pineapple sounds like such a great addition in this salad!

Tricia Buice 24/5/18 12:15

I love everything about this dish Angie. I bet the miso with a little coconut sugar is divine! We eat salmon often and I know I would love this. The pineapple and quinoa sounds wonderful.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 24/5/18 12:49

Oh, gosh, there's not one thing I don't love about this recipe!! Quinoa, salmon, pineapple---sounds like one dreamy meal!!

Vicki Bensinger 24/5/18 13:36

Angie this sounds wonderful. I just purchased a bag of tri-colored quinoa yesterday. I use it often and love how I feel after eating it. Such a great dish. I haven’t made miso salmon but will definitely try it now. I’ve tried it on black bass before so I’m sure it will be fantastic on the salmon. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Pam 24/5/18 15:55

Great combo, Angie! Bet it's delicious. Love that pineapple with salmon!

Peter Gale Nonsuch 24/5/18 18:13

I love all the ingredients in this dish! Thanks for sharing!

fimere 24/5/18 23:50

une combinaison gourmande et plein de saveurs
bonne soirée

Pam 25/5/18 01:06

What a delicious and lovely meal.

The Yum List 25/5/18 01:40

I bet that tastes just lovely.

Balvinder 25/5/18 01:51

This looks SO good. I adore salmon and quinoa and haven't used miso in a long time.Great list of ingredients. Thank you for sharing, Angie!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 25/5/18 04:42

This sounds like a perfect weeknight dinner...similar to many we've had. Can't wait to try this!

natalia20041989 25/5/18 09:20

Salmon is my favourite fish, love it in any form, looks so good☺

All That I'm Eating 25/5/18 11:39

I really like adding fruit to meals like this, especially with miso. This sounds so good!

Eva Taylor 25/5/18 13:24

Such a nice light mesl for the coming warmer months. I’m always looking to change things up so this is perfect timing.

Alida 25/5/18 16:13

What a lovely recipe, very exotic too. I love the tri colour quinoa. Have a nice weekend Angie!

Nancy Chan 25/5/18 17:54

Anything with pineapple catches my attention!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 25/5/18 20:27

This dish is sooooo right up my alley! It sounds absolutely fantastic!

Unknown 25/5/18 21:50

I really love tropical fruits with quinoa, sounds delish!

grace 26/5/18 00:12

i really need to try miso! the quinoa side looks perfect for my tastes.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 26/5/18 00:25

This dish literally has everything I love -- salmon, quinoa and miso! You can bet this will be happening in my kitchen! Cheers!

judee 26/5/18 17:10

I always have tri colored quinoa ( it's our favorite) in the cabinet but I seem to forget to make it. Thanks for the reminder and your meal looks amazing. I am new to miso but have been adding it to some soups after they are cooked.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 27/5/18 18:05

This sounds lovely. My husband and I would both enjoy this dish.

My Inner Chick 27/5/18 23:57

Angie, this looks so good.
Now, I need some red wine! x

noobcook 28/5/18 03:53

my kind of meal! I just had tri-color quinoa too :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/5/18 18:41

We love salmon and your recipe sounds so full of good flavors, Angie, and so refreshing with the addition of pineapple!

Reeni 29/5/18 02:27

So many great flavors Angie! This is bright, healthy and super delicious looking! I would love to taste your cooking! You have such a unique way.

Nava K 29/5/18 10:39

Yes, I won't mind. Definitely kicking in my hunger right now.

Amy (Savory Moments) 29/5/18 18:58

This dish is truly stunning and I bet it's equally delicious!

Alida 29/5/18 21:23

Lovely recipe with quinoa! Very interesting with the addition of pineapple. I would eat this right now!

Evelyne CulturEatz 29/5/18 21:41

Looks like a perfect summer dinner! Love miso but not sure I have tried the red one, will have to check it out.

tigerfish 29/5/18 22:48

Always love a one-dish balanced meal of everything healthy. Yum!

Kitchen Riffs 30/5/18 01:27

Love salmon! And I've had it with miso -- terrific combo. Haven't had it with pineapple, but really like the idea. Good stuff -- thanks.

Nammi 30/5/18 05:48

I have never had miso? But am always curious about how it tastes.

Unknown 30/5/18 14:02

I love pineapple with quinoa - what a fantastic pearing of that pineapple quinoa with that deliciously glazed salmon!

kitchen flavours 30/5/18 17:20

A beautiful healthy dish, love everything in it!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 3/6/18 13:07

I personally think everything taste better with pineapple in it!

chow and chatter 5/6/18 05:04

looks tasty and fun idea to use pineapple.

Unknown 6/6/18 00:57

I am loving the sweet and sour flavours here. What a great healthy dinner this will make.

Marcelle 11/6/18 19:48

This is a light and pretty meal, Angie! Miso and salmon are fantastic together... great flavors here :)

Sharon D. 18/6/18 16:28

When it comes to making food interesting, you win hands down, Angie!


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