Salmon & Avocado Salad with quinoa

Recipe by dgr62

  • Time needed: 30 minutes
  • Calories per serving: 430
  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: 1
  • Rating: 4.00 based on 4 reviews

A delicious treat for the spring.


• • Smoked Salmon (150g) (210 cal)
• • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and diced (47 cal)
• • 1 large tomato diced (25 cal)
• • ¼ cucumber diced (6 cal)
• • 1 stick of celery chopped (2 cal)
• • 1 tbsp currants (66 cal)
• • 2 handfuls of Spinach leaves (10 cal)
• • 2 large iceberg lettuce leaves (2 cal)
• • 1 small Avocada peeled, stoned and sliced (190 cal)
• • 150g Quinoa (cooked – boiled in water with a little salt or stock for flavour) (165 cal)
• For the dressing
• • 1 tbsp/15ml olive oil (120 cal)
• • 2 tbsp/30ml lemon juice (7 cal)
• • ½ tsp mustard (8 cal)


Shred the lettuce and spinach leaves and place in the bottom of a serving dish. Place the celery, apple, tomato, currants and cucumber in a bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients together stirring briskly with a spoon or small whisk to ensure they are fully mixed. Add the dressing to the bowl and turn over to coat the salad with the dressing. Add the avocado last and carefully mix with the salad so as not to break the slices.
Spoon the mixed salad over the lettuce and spinach leaves and arrange the smoked salmon in strips across the salad. Serve with the cooked quinoa.
(As an alternative use couscous instead of quinoa, although the calorie count rise to 470 although the GI load is similar).

4 reviews for “Salmon & Avocado Salad with quinoa”

  • review by:

    Looks fantastic and easy to make . I wouldn,t use the currents!

  • review by:

    Looks like a great one to cook ahead and then assemble on week night so thanks very much . Is the Quinoa dry weight or cooked weight please?

  • review by:

    It was easy to make but I did not add the currants. It made a very large amount enough for the following day. I think adding a couple of boiled eggs and a few olives would enhance the flavours. In answer to mrscrimbo I weighed the quinoa dry weight but I think half of the quantity would be sufficient as it makes a lot.

  • review by:

    It was really easy to make and quite satisfying. I elected to drop the quinoa/couscous and added an additional 50 grams of salmon instead. The dressing was quite tasty. I’ll be adding this one to my weekly recipes.

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