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Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad - for a healthier start to your holiday feasting

Herb & Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad

Time to soak up some holiday healing vibes with a healthy slow roasted salmon recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword brussel sprout, garlic, herbs, salmon
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Rest/Marinade 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 647kcal
Author Alyssa


for the salmon:

  • 3 lbs Verlasso Salmon
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh sage finely chopped
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

for the quinoa salad:


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Chop top off of garlic, place on a piece of tinfoil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap tinfoil around garlic and roast for 15 - 20 minutes, until garlic is soft and fragrant. Remove from oven and turn off heat.
  • When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze flesh into a small ramekin. Add herbs and olive oil and mix to form a thick paste.
  • Place salmon on a large, greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then top with herb mixture. Marinate salmon in the fridge for 2 - 3 hours (up to overnight if 100% fresh).
  • When ready to roast, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slow roast salmon for 45 - 60 minutes until flesh is cooked and flakes easily with a fork. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • While salmon is roasting, prepare the salad by shredding the brussel sprouts (either with a box grater or a food processor grater). Gently steam them in a non-stick pan with a little water, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add quinoa and remaining ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Serve salmon over 1 - 2 cups of the quinoa salad.


The herbs called for in this recipe can be used more as a guideline. Feel free to swap out anything you would like using the same proportions as above.


Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 1714mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 72.6mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 5.9mg