Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad #BalancedBites

This healthy, flavorful Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad packs a punch with jerk seasoned seafood, an ancient grain and colorful fruits and vegetables. With some help from Rubbermaid’s Balance Meal Kit, you will have a perfectly portioned meal! This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid, but all opinions are my own.Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad

I saw some gorgeous mangoes in the market and that was the impetus to make this scrumptious, healthy salad. Rubbermaid’s Balance Meal Kit guided me to select a grain, a protein and a vegetable, or in my case, two vegetables to complete my lunch.  I rubbed the salmon with a generous dose of jerk seasoning along with some seasoning salt for a Caribbean influence, cooked up some quinoa, and chopped the mango, cucumbers and red bell pepper. Then I loaded up each container with the proper ingredient! No measuring needed. Plus I had enough leftovers for another lunch! I was delighted with the results.Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit

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  • Balance Meal Kits are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. Plus they are BPA-free.
  • They help take the guess work out of portion sizes.
  • The Balance Meal Kit containers are packed in a convenient box for a healthy meal on the go!
  • A meal planning guide is included for menu inspiration.
  • Like the Rubbermaid storage containers you’ve been using for years, the Meal Kit containers come with tight, yet easy to remove lids.
  • Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kits are available at Amazon and Kroger. Buy extra container sets to prep weekly meals ahead of time.Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

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Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad

Serves 2 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

A healthy, perfectly portioned salmon salad.


For salad

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 8-12 ounces cooked salmon (rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and jerk seasoning, then grill or broil)
  • 1-2 mangoes, peeled and cubed (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cup sliced and quartered English cucumber (peel first if desired)
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped red bell pepper

For dressing

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A generous pinch or two of jerk seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Portion out the quinoa, salmon, mango and vegetables into their appropriate containers. There should be enough leftover to make a second salad. Cover with the matching lids and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  2. Make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, mustard, salt, jerk seasoning, and pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking to emulsify.
  3. When ready to eat, empty the quinoa onto a plate or into a bowl, Top with the remaining ingredients and drizzle with salad dressing.
  4. Reserve any leftover salad dressing for another use.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1209kcal Calories from fat 703
% Daily Value
Total Fat 78g 120%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 747mg 31%
Carbohydrate 90g 30%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 45g
Protein 41g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. I love everything in this delicious salad!

  2. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    This looks delicious!

  3. I love that lunchbox! This sounds like such a great summer recipe.

  4. Catalina says:

    I’dd add prosciutto!

  5. This is awesome! I never know exactly how to portion meals so this would be a huge help 🙂

  6. I love grilled chicken strips!

  7. Juliana says:

    Wow Liz, this is an awesome meal…I am love everything about it…all the flavors and colors. Interesting meal kit.
    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

  8. What awesome Rubbermaid! And that salad, I could eat that daily!!

  9. Keri justice says:

    I would add apples and grapes!

  10. Yummy!! I just made this tonight! It was so good!

  11. Cool giveaway, Liz! xoxo

  12. That would help me a ton; I have a hard time judging what constitutes a portion and when I’m packing my lunch for work, I seldom take more than an entree. I’d fill that thing up with tabbouleh and blueberries!

  13. I would add some type of berry!!!

  14. LOVE this recipe and the container. I wish I had these when I was carrying my lunch to work everyday. Thanks Liz! Have a happy Memorial Day weekend.

  15. I am all about these flavors – I have to make this salmon!

  16. laura bernard says:

    Chicken breast and spinach~

  17. It’s impossible to resist good looking mangoes! These containers are just the neatest. They might even convince my husband to pack his lunch! Have a great weekend Liz!

  18. shelly peterson says:

    I would add cantaloupe.

  19. What a great recipe Liz. I love salmon so I’m always looking for fun new recipes to try.

    I need to try these containers asap!!!

  20. I’d love to have one of these plus one for each of my daughters. In my kit I’d have grilled chicken breast, brown rice, stir fry veggies and blueberries.

  21. Perfect office lunch ! Thank you so much !

  22. It is just like a bento box! A fab way to pack a healthy lunch! Looks delicious.

  23. What a fabulous product, the portion sizes are a great way to manage your weight and the container sizes take the guesswork out of it. I love salmon but have not had it with jerk seasoning, you can bet it’ll be on the menu next week.

  24. Such a clever way to tote a packed lunch! No more soggy veggies or lettuce! Great giveaway Liz! All eyes on Indie this weekend, huh? Happy Memorial Day! xo

  25. Jessica To says:

    I would add apples and mandarin oranges.

  26. Melissa T says:

    I would add strawberries and blueberries.

  27. I would add peaches and melon!

  28. Sweet potato!

  29. I would use brown rice, pulled pork and string beans in my containers.

  30. I
    WANT to eat this…
    every. single. day
    for the rest of my life!! x

  31. Love the colors and I adore mango in salads!

  32. Carolsue says:

    I will add strawberries and leftover rice to the containers

  33. Tofu, Japanese sticky white rice with a pickled plum and carrot sticks =) (Love your seasoned salmon, too!)

  34. Those Balance Kits are so neat! I LOVE them because I don’t like my food touching. 😉 And this salad looks amazing!

  35. I would like to add a hard boiled egg.

  36. My husband loves jerk seasoning!! This sounds incredible!

  37. Mary Cloud says:

    I’d add some cashews – I love snacking on them

  38. amanda whitley says:

    i would add carrots and celery sticks and veggie dip.

  39. Janice Cooper says:

    I would add grilled chicken

  40. I would add apple and celery sticks

  41. What a useful tool for healthy eating!

  42. I can’t wait to try this salad, what a perfect summer meal!

  43. What a wonderful summer meal to take on a picnic or boating adventure! I love how fresh and pretty it looks and those containers are awesome!

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