Quinoa Salad with Salmon and Grapefruit Recipe

Sports Nutrition Handbook by Krzysztof Mizera and Justyna Mizera

Sports Nutrition Handbook: Eat Smart. Be Healthy. Get on Top of Your Game. makes better fueling simple. This handy guide answers the most common sports nutrition questions and unpacks the need-to-know concepts for athletes to make smart food and diet choices for better training.

Quinoa Salad with Salmon and Grapefruit

The dish is suitable for either lunch or dinner; the grapefruit, although it is a fruit, can be consumed later in the day because it has a low GI. This particular citrus fruit supports the reduction of fat tissue.

1 large grapefruit
3⁄4 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup chopped lettuce
2 teaspoons finely grated grapefruit zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper
4 ounces smoked salmon, cut in bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Recipe Instructions

  1. Halve and gently squeeze grapefruit, collecting about a tablespoon of juice; remove grapefruit sections with a knife (retain the membranes).
  2. Place cooked quinoa on a plate and add lettuce and grapefruit sections.
  3. In a small bowl, mix grapefruit juice with zest, olive oil, honey, and salt and pepper to make a vinaigrette.
  4. Add salmon to the salad and pour vinaigrette as desired. Sprinkle with pecans.

PROTEIN 30 g • FAT 30 g • CARBS 43 g • CAL 531

Sports Nutrition Handbook: Eat Smart. Be Healthy. Get on Top of Your Game. makes better fueling simple. This handy guide answers the most common sports nutrition questions and unpacks the need-to-know concepts for athletes to make smart food and diet choices for better training.