Caribbean rubbed salmon fillets grilled to perfection and served on top of a bed of quinoa, black beans, and delicious homemade mango salsa!
Happy Friday Friends! How excited are you that the weekend is finally here? I’m pretty darn excited, although I can’t say there has been a time when I said to myself “oh man the weekend is here!” because that would just be weird. I don’t really have anything big planned. My husband will be gone golfing all afternoon Saturday which he of course is thrilled about. I’m thinking that will be the perfect time to do some things around the house that I’ve been neglecting for what seems like forever…or maybe I’ll just put on my swimsuit and go lay out on the deck with a cocktail and be a lazy bum all afternoon.
One thing I plan to make again this weekend are these Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Bowls. I’m thinking they will be perfect for Sunday night dinner. This isn’t the first quinoa bowl I’ve made and shared a recipe for, in fact I have several quinoa bowl recipes. This is however the first one I made with salmon. I love how rich and flavorful salmon is not to mention how beautiful it’s color is! Salmon is something we grill often in the summer and it helps that I have a freezer full of it thanks to Sizzlefish! If you haven’t checked them out yet you really need to, especially if you live in a state that is no where near fresh water or an ocean.
Normally when we grill salmon we keep it simple and just use salt, pepper, and some lemon juice to flavor it. Recently though I was craving some tropical/Caribbean flavored food, I’m guessing all the summer heat has something to do with that, so I thought making a Caribbean spiced rub for the salmon would be good. The spice rub includes, chili powder, cumin, allspice, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt. The list of spices is a little long, but when they’re combined it creates a slightly spicy, warm, rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the flavor of the salmon.
Since this is a quinoa bowl there is obviously quinoa, I like to use the tri-color kind because I love the colors, but any kind of quinoa will do. Along with the salmon and quinoa you will also find black beans and an easy, super flavorful mango salsa. Mangos taste so sweet and delicious right now, and it was an obvious choice for me when deciding what kind of salsa to make. These Caribbean flavored quinoa bowls are full of healthy proteins and carbs and are a great choice for a fresh and filling summer dinner!