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Warm Quinoa Salad & Salmon with Dill Sauce



4 portion(s)

Warm Quinoa Salad

  • 180 g quinoa, White
  • 900 g water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 150 g broccoli, Florets Small Cut
  • 150 g green beans, Cut 3 cm pieces approx
  • 70 g Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 12 pieces cherry tomatoes, Quartered
  • 4 sprigs coriander, Chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, Freshly Squeezed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  • 4 pieces Salmon FIllet, Skinless
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Dill Sauce

  • 125 g cream, Thickened
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 sprigs Dill Tips Fresh
  • 6
    6h 28min
    Preparation 6h 5min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Place the Steamer basket inside a glass or plastic bowl which has a lid, that can be used to cover the bowl while the quinoa soaks.

    2. Place the Quinoa in the steamer basket with one tablespoon of lemon / lime juice or apple cider vinegar.

    3. Cover the quinoa with water until the water reaches about half way up the steamer basket. Set aside to soak overnight, or a minimum of 6 hours. 

    4. After soaking has finished, with the Quinoa remaining in the steamer basket rinse well (about 3 times).

    5. Add 900ml of water to the Thermomix Bowl

    6. Insert the steamer basket containing the rinsed Quinoa, Cook 6 minutes, Varoma, speed 4.

    7. Place Salmon on Varoma tray, season with salt & pepper, then place Varoma into position and steam 8 minutes, Varoma, speed 3.                

    8. Add Broccoli florets, green beans into Varoma Bowl, steam 4 minutes, Varoma, speed 3.                              

    9. When the Thermomix has finished cooking, set vegetables and salmon aside. 

    10. Remove the steamer basket and tip the quinoa into a Thermoserver. Place the vegetables from the Varoma tray into thermoserver with the quinoa and cover with Thermoserver lid.

    11. Clean and dry mixing bowl. 

    12. Place Dill into mixing bowl and chop 2-3 seconds speed 5. Scrape down mixing bowl and set dill aside. 

    13. Place cream, mustard, lemon / lime juice, sugar into mixing bowl and cook 4 minutes, 80 degrees, speed 2.

    14. Add Egg Yolk and Dill, cook 15 seconds, 80 degrees, speed 2.

    15. While sauce is cooking, add baby spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, salt & pepper to taste to Thernoserver with quinoa and vegetables. Toss and adjust salt, pepper and lime juice to taste. 

    16. Place a portion of salad onto dinner plate. Place a piece of salmon beside the salad. To finish add a small amount of dill sauce to finish. Seve immediately.


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Quinoa - best pre soaked / activated, however can be used without soaking, be sure to rinse well before cooking.

A variety of vegetables can be used in this recipe including capsicum, roasted pumpkin.

For a slightly different variation add 125g pan fried haloumi, diced after cooking.


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  • I love this sauce however next time I would omit...

    Submitted by Mozziemel on 13. December 2016 - 17:12.

    I love this sauce however next time I would omit the sugar. The egg yolk is a missing ingredient in the sauce recipe? I have made it twice both times without the egg yolk, first time it was much thicker, I think the better quality cream makes a difference.

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  • This sauce is delicious!! 

    Submitted by Mozziemel on 21. November 2016 - 21:21.

    This sauce is delicious!! 

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  • What did I do wrong? I made

    Submitted by Piper333 on 16. January 2016 - 18:37.

    What did I do wrong? I made the dill sauce (to go over salmon) but it was really thin & runny even though I followed the recipe exactly. It still tasted great tmrc_emoticons.) Any suggestions, please? 

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  • I didn't make the quinoa

    Submitted by chrishumphries on 12. July 2015 - 20:00.

    I didn't make the quinoa salad but used your recipe for the salmon, sauce & veg - it was delicious!!! 

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