Salmon (or Chicken) with Mustard and Quinoa Crust

A quinoa crusts makes this meal simply outstanding.

Level: Easy
Serves: 1


  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. raw quinoa
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 6-oz. skinless salmon fillet or boneless, skinless chicken breast half
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. olive oil


  1. On a plate, spread a mix of sesame seeds, quinoa, mustard seeds, paprika, coarse salt, and pepper.
  2. Coat salmon or chicken with Dijon mustard, then coat in quinoa mix, patting it on carefully.
  3. Heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick pan. Brown 1 to 2 min per side (4 sides for salmon). Bake on a sheet at 400°F, 8 min for salmon, 18 to 20 min for chicken.

241 cal (salmon only); 222 cal (chicken only); 140 cal, 7 g fat (0 g saturated), 5 g protein, 13 g carb, 0 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 854 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol per serving (crust only)

More recipes like this
Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Quinoa
Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Quinoa
Bowl of Coconut
Salmon (or Chicken) with Spiced Coconut Crust
Avocado, Green Olive & Caper Relish
Salmon (or Chicken) with Avocado, Green Olive and Caper Relish
Salmon with Mango & Lime Salsa
Salmon (or Chicken) with Mango and Lime Salsa
Garlic & Cucumber Yogurt
Salmon (or Chicken) with Garlic and Cucumber Yogurt