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Diabetes-friendly recipe for Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Herb Quinoa | Nutrition And Fitness

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This recipe is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon and provides complex carbohydrates and fiber from the quinoa. The lemon and herbs add a burst of flavor without the need for excessive salt or sugar. Remember to always consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized dietary advice based on individual health needs. Enjoy your delicious and diabetes-friendly meal!


For the Grilled Salmon:

  • 2 salmon fillets (about 4-6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Fresh dill or parsley for garnish (optional)

For the Lemon and Herb Quinoa:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water or low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs (such as parsley, basil, or dill)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Quinoa:

    • In a medium saucepan, combine the rinsed quinoa and water (or broth) and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
    • Fluff the quinoa with a fork and stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the Grill:

    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you’re using a stovetop grill pan, heat it over medium-high heat.
  3. Prepare the Salmon:

    • Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Place a few slices of lemon on top of each salmon fillet.
  4. Grill the Salmon:

    • Place the salmon fillets on the preheated grill (or grill pan) and cook for about 4-6 minutes per side, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  5. Serve:

    • Divide the lemon and herb quinoa between two plates and top with the grilled salmon fillets.
    • Garnish with additional lemon slices and fresh dill or parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 450-500 kcal
  • Protein: 35-40g
  • Carbohydrates: 30-35g
    • Dietary Fiber: 4-5g
    • Sugars: 1-2g
  • Fat: 20-25g
    • Saturated Fat: 3-4g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 10-12g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4-5g
  • Cholesterol: 70-80mg
  • Sodium: 100-150mg

Please note that these are estimated values and actual nutritional content may vary based on specific brands and exact measurements used. If you have specific dietary requirements or health concerns, it’s always best to consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional for personalized advice.


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