Quinoa Posole with Salmon & Citrus

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $5.89
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4 - 3oz portionsWild Salmon or Steelhead Trout
1 cupQuinoa
1 canWhite Hominy, drained and rinsed (optional)
1Large Onion, roughly chopped
1 cupCarrot, grated
3 clovesGarlic, minced
3Mexican Chiles (preferably Guajillo) *Dried Chili Chart
1 tbspDried Oregano
1 tbspGround Cumin
1 1/2 tbspGrape Seed Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt and Black Pepper
Citrus Salad Ingredients
2Limes, peel removed and thinly sliced
2Oranges, peel removed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup eachFresh Cilantro and Fresh Mint, roughly torn
1/2 tbspOlive Oil
1/4 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with a pinch of salt. Bake for about 15 minutes for every inch thickness.
  2. In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the chilies for about 3 minutes until they release their aromas. Remove the stem and shake out the seeds. Cover with 4 cups of warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Add chilies and water to a blender and puree.
  3. In a large soup pot over medium heat, add the onions and garlic. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the oregano, cumin and carrots. Stir and cook another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the quinoa, hominy and chili puree. Bring to a simmer, cover with lid and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
  5. Serve salon on top of a bowl of posole and top with some of the citrus salad.


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  • Always cook your meats, fish and eggs to a safe temperature & consume pasteurized dairy foods to keep you safe from harmful bacteria. See the Government of Canada’s chart or Geremy’s blog for further information on safe cooking temperatures.
  • Eating fruits and vegetables raw is the best way to get certain nutrients such as vitamin C, which helps prevent cell damage. But some nutrients are more available when food is cooked. Cooking red and orange foods like tomatoes, chilies, carrots & squash releases lycopene & beta-carotene, nutrients that help to reduce the risk of some cancers. Cooking corn and dark green vegetables such as spinach releases lutein, a nutrient that maintains eye health.