Grilled Summer Quinoa Bowl

One of my favourite things about summer, is our fresh and delicious 28 menu. My Grilled Summer Quinoa Bowl is one of the latest additions to the program, and if you're wondering, yes it tastes as good as it looks!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 2
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Australian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Pescatarian


  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed & cooked
  • 250 g salmon fillets cut into strips
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 red onion finely sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 lime
  • soy sauce to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • freshly chopped coriander
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds toasted


  • Cook quinoa according to packet instructions.
  • Meanwhile, heat a grill plate over high heat.
  • Brush salmon pieces with sesame oil and season.
  • Cook for 3 minutes each side till opaque in colour.
  • Arrange remaining ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with remaining sesame oil, soy sauce and half of lime, juiced.
  • Transfer salmon to prepared bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve with extra lime and coriander leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Summer Quinoa Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 1478mg42%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 13127IU263%
Vitamin B3 12mg60%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Vitamin K 164µg156%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.