Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs

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Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!

Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!

Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!Now that you’re a pro at making quinoa, it’s time to put your new skills to work to make a gluten-free recipe perfect for Spring – Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs!

Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs have it all. There isn’t one flavor that stands out. You’ll get some acidity from the dressing, some savory, briney, and tang from the olives and feta, and some aromatics from the fresh herbs. Paired with salmon kebabs for some healthy protein and you’ve got a complete and healthy meal that falls into all your food groups.

Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!Initially, I grilled the salmon kebabs, but I found that roasting them in the oven works just as well and is a little easier because you don’t have to fuss with charcoal or smoke. I especially like how the zucchini roasts at the same time the salmon is cooking.

Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!The bowl is meant to be eaten cold so you can throw everything together ahead of time and toss with the dressing right before serving.

You can even assemble and marinade the kebabs in advance and pop it in the oven right before serving.

We’re going to be keeping this one in rotation for a while, folks!

Gluten-free Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs has fresh herbs and vegetables that will keep you coming back for more!

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Mediterranean Rice & Quinoa Bowl with Salmon Kebabs
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Yields 3 servings

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serving Size: 1 bowl with 2 kebabs
Calories per Serving: 772 kcal
Author: Patty K-P
Ingredients
Quinoa Bowls
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled*
  • 1 cup cooked white rice, cooled**
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup kale leaves, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 10 kalamata olives, pitted and halved
Dressing for Bowls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
Salmon Kebabs
  • 1 ½ pounds skinless salmon filet, diced into 1-inch cubes. You should have at least 18 cubes
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 6 wooden skewers
Dressing for Salmon Kebabs
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
Quinoa Bowls
  1. Toss all Quinoa Bowl ingredients together in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk together the Dressing for Bowls ingredients and toss with the quinoa and rice when ready to serve. 

Salmon Kebabs
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Alternately thread three salmon cubes and three zucchini rounds onto each skewers. 

  2. Whisk together the Dressing for Salmon Kebabs ingredients. Drizzle each skewer with the dressing.

  3. Roast in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes until desired salmon doneness is achieved. 

  4. Serve with quinoa bowls.
Recipe Notes

* ⅓ cup of uncooked quinoa will yield 1 cup of cooked quinoa.

** ½ cup of uncooked rice will yield about 1 cup of cooked rice

Bowl Dressing adapted from Fabulous Food The Costco Way
Salmon Kebab Dressing adapted from Smart Cooking The Costco Way

 

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2 comments

  1. diana says:

    Spotted: brubr’s fingers. Also, I freakin love the way you stacked your kebab. Those thin zucchini layers remind me of ratatouille and have me feelin’ some type of way.

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