Wild Salmon with Zesty Bean Quinoa & Asparagus with Salted Butter


We all know the importance of eating healthy food but practising what we preach isn’t always so simple.

Life in the 21st century can be crazy busy. Never before have we parents had to cram so much into a 24 hour window: work, family, exercise, sleep and of course the holy grail that is ‘me time’.

With such packed lives, following a healthy diet can fall down the list of priorities but luckily thanks to Iceland you don’t have to be David Blaine to magically conjure up healthy dinners every night!

Iceland’s aisles (both physical and virtual – as you can also shop online too) are jam-packed with nutritious foods, ensuring you and your family can easily follow a balanced diet and enjoy your ‘5 A DAY’.

One of my favourite healthy meals made from Iceland ingredients is this super tasty salmon with zesty bean quinoa and a side of asparagus spears with salted butter.

It takes less then 40 minutes to make – so it’s perfect for busy mums like myself.

Everything is cooked from frozen, so there is none of the hassle of waiting for ingredients to defrost either.

Wonderfully vibrant and full of nutrients-

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The perfect midweek dinner.

Iceland’s wild pink salmon fillets are rich and flavoursome with a beautiful pink hue and what’s more, the store currently has a 3 for £10 offer on all frozen fish, so it’s unbelievable value too.

Who said eating healthily had to be expensive anyway?!

The frozen zesty bean quinoa (£1.50 for 500g) is pre-prepared with green beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn, red pepper, peas, soya beans and sunflower seeds so it’s bursting with vitamins, nutrients and minerals.

Plus its incredibly convenient – imagine making such an impressive quinoa mix from scratch!

Oh and it’s incredibly tasty too.

I simply added a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper to garnish and et voilá – a delicious, healthy and easy meal for two in less than 40 minutes.

A super, superfood of a dish!

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Here’s the quick and easy recipe so you can try it for yourself:

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 x wild pink salmon fillets
  • 250g zesty bean quinoa
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to garnish

Method (10 minutes prep time / 30 minutes cooking time)

To cook the salmon:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees °C

2. Remove required amount from all packaging.

3. Wrap fillet each loosely in foil.

4. Place on a baking tray near the middle of the oven 25 – 30 minutes

While the salmon is cooking in the oven move onto the quinoa.

The quinoa takes just 9 minutes to cook in the microwave and the instructions are incredibly simple.

1. Remove from all packaging.

2. Place into a large microwaveable dish.

3. Cover with film and pierce several times.

4. Cook for 6 minutes.

5. Stir, cook for a further 3 minutes.

6. Stand 1 minute, stir before serving.

Serve the salmon and quinoa together, drizzle with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste.

To accompany the dish, I just love Iceland’s asparagus spears with salted butter (£2 for 300g).

frozen asparagus by Iceland

Frozen vegetables are often healthier than their fresh counterparts as they are frozen at source and nothing is added.

Again fish you see on fish counters elsewhere are simply frozen and defrosted so why not buy freshly frozen from Iceland?

To heat the asparagus-

Simply microwave from frozen (do not defrost).

Cook on full power for 5 minutes.

1. Remove sleeve & pierce film lid several times.

2. Place onto a microwaveable plate.

3. Cook for 4 minutes.

4. Gently shake, cook for a further 1 minute.

5. Gently shake, stand for 2 minutes before serving.


Is your mouth watering yet? I know mine is!

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24 Responses

  1. Sarah (Grenglish/Yiayia's Kouzina)

    I love quinoa and salmon! I have been turning to frozen vegetables more and more since returning to work a couple of days a week. It’s interesting to see how wide a range of food Iceland stock – I did’t realise they had so much variety!

    • Honest Mum

      Thanks Kate you will love it!
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  2. Angela

    This looks so delicious! I have pinned it to try, thank you for hosting the linky, Have a fabulous week!! 🙂
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    • Honest Mum

      They do online delivery Roisin and free on a £25 spend, you can check if they deliver to your area on their site: http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/?source=ppc&gclid=CjwKEAiAo7C2BRDgqODGq5r38DsSJAAv7dTPWHw5EkEUJrSutSTgdE9koM8v3DgrDapXWURVWAl8DRoCXNjw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

  3. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    Love everything about this meal, looks very colourful and yummy, and most importantly very helathy. Will look for the quinoa packet next time I am in Iceland, love the fact it’s all prepared for me, love quick and easy meals.

  4. Eb Gargano

    Yum, this looks lovely and very easy! Perfect for a busy weeknight 🙂 Love food that can be cooked from frozen. Makes my life so much simpler…hate that sinking feeling when you realise you forgot to defrost what you need for dinner! Eb x

  5. Corina

    The quinoa sounds delicious! Again I’m surprised it’s just a packeted one – I would have looked for the recipe!

  6. Kat @ Eat.Love.Live

    Wow, what a simple and healthy meal to prepare. A lot of my favourites in one meal too. I never think to look in Iceland but we have a local one and am going to pop in. Thanks for sharing! Kat xx
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