Honey Mustard Salmon with Mango Quinoa


In this 30-minute dinner recipe, grilled, honey mustard-coated salmon is served with a tasty grain salad made with quinoa, mango, jalapeño and almonds.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillet

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • cup cooked quinoa, room temperature

  • ½ cup chopped fresh or frozen mango, thawed if frozen

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons seeded and finely chopped fresh jalapeño chile pepper (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • teaspoon salt

  • Pinch ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Thaw salmon, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, stir together honey, mustard and garlic. Brush both sides of salmon with honey mixture. For a gas or charcoal grill, place salmon on grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish until salmon begins to flake when tested with a fork, turning once.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together quinoa, mango, jalapeño pepper, almonds, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Top with fresh cilantro. Serve salmon with quinoa.


Tips: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 26g 53%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 617IU 12%
Vitamin C 22mg 25%
Folate 76mcg 19%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 86mg 20%
Potassium 781mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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