Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Quinoa

Looking for a delicious meal? Try this pan-seared Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Quinoa, tonight! With Asian-style veggies and a sweet chili glaze, it’s sure to become a family favorite.

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Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Quinoa

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • For the Salmon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 (4 oz each) salmon fillets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • For the Stir Fry
  • 2 cups frozen Asian-style mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (optional)
  • For the Topping
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha hot chili sauce


  • Looking for an easy dinner option or a meal that’ll make your coworkers jealous? Let our Success® Tri-Color Quinoa work its magic! You’ll love the combination of this superfood alongside sweet and spicy glazed salmon. This recipe will be on the table in 30 minutes and is sure to satisfy your taste buds!

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Pan-fry salmon for 4-5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Remove from skillet and keep warm.

    Step 3

  • Add vegetables to skillet and stir-fry until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add quinoa, 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce and sesame oil, if using. Stir-fry for 1 minute until all the ingredients are coated with the sauce.

    Step 4

  • Combine remaining 2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Serve quinoa with salmon. Drizzle with chili sauce mixture.

Dinner Staple

Nothing says dinner like the combination of fish, sautéed veggies and our easy-to-make Success® Boil-in-Bag products. You’ll love the fluffy texture and slightly nutty flavor of quinoa accompanied by your favorite vegetables and pan-seared salmon, all coated with a delicious, sweet chili sauce. If you want to save time in the kitchen, make sure to buy frozen mixed vegetables. For this recipe, our go-to is the Asian-style mix.

Pan Sear(ious) Salmon

If you’re not a cooking enthusiast, we know that cooking fish at home might be a little intimidating. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! The key to getting juicy and savory salmon is to cook it on a well-heated pan with the right amount of oil. Make sure to place the salmon filets with the skin side-down. The skin will provide a safety shield between the skillet and the flesh.

The goal when cooking salmon is for it to be tender rather than dry. You will know the fish is done if it’s easy to lift with a spatula, is slightly lighter in color and flakes easily with a fork. Keep an eye on it, and when you think it has reached the desired cook, try carefully lifting a corner of the filet.

Now that you’ve got one salmon recipe under your belt, here’s another to add to your repertoire; Salmon Panzanella.

Sweet Chili Glaze

Sauces and glazes are a delicious blend of ingredients that help give your meals more flavor. Made with few ingredients and in just one easy step, the sweet chili sauce here will transform the vegetables and quinoa and elevate this dish to the next level. Believe us when we say that this Asian-inspired glaze is a game changer.

We always recommend to stick to the cooking instructions and ingredient measurements but, if you’re in the mood for a saucier meal, drizzle your dish with some extra sauce. For an even spicier taste, double up on the recommended amount of hot chili sauce.

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