That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad

Home » 125+ Best Salad Recipes » Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad

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 on a white plate

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.

Balance Meal Kit

Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit

Do you need help with portion control? Have trouble making a healthy, balanced meal? Do you brown bag it to work? Are you tired of the same ol’ sandwiches? Well, I have a terrific new product for you!! The Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kit takes all the guesswork out of meal prep. This kit contains four perfectly portioned containers to help create a balanced meal. Color-coded containers for protein, grain, fruit, and vegetables help you make one balanced meal.

More Details:

  • Balance Meal Kits are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. Plus they are BPA-free.
  • They help take the guesswork 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 in a Balance Meal Kit

How to Make a Healthy Quinoa Salad

  1. Portion out the quinoa, salmon, mango, and vegetables into their appropriate containers. There should be enough left over 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.

Balance Kit Giveaway! Now CLOSED.

I’m offering one lucky reader with a US mailing address, a chance to win one of these Rubbermaid Balance Meal Kits of their own. Just follow the Rafflecopter prompts to enter!

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad on a white salad plate with a red fork
Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad

A healthy, perfectly portioned salmon salad.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

For salad:

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 8 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

Instructions

  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 Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1191Total Fat: 73gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 59gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 763mgCarbohydrates: 102gFiber: 12gSugar: 56gProtein: 37g

HOW MUCH DID YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

 
 
Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!
 
Note: This post may contain affiliate links; view my Disclosure Policy for details. I earn a small percentage from any purchase you make by clicking on these links at no extra cost to you.