Exquisite Balsamic Glazed Salmon with Citrus Quinoa Salad: A Symphony of Tastes

Servings: 2

Approximate Cost in the UK: £15-£18


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Citrus Quinoa Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Balsamic Glazed Salmon (30 minutes):
    • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    • Mix balsamic glaze, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
    • Brush the salmon fillets with the glaze mixture.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.
  2. Citrus Quinoa Salad (15 minutes):
    • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, orange segments, grapefruit segments, pomegranate arils, mint, and feta.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    • Toss the quinoa mixture with the dressing until well combined.
  3. Serve (5 minutes):
    • Plate the balsamic glazed salmon on a bed of the citrus quinoa salad.
    • Garnish with additional mint leaves and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
    • Experience the ineffable fusion of sweet, tangy, and savoury flavours.

Pro Tips:

  • Adjust the sweetness of the glaze to your liking by varying the amount of honey.
  • For added crunch, sprinkle some toasted pine nuts over the citrus quinoa salad.