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instant pot salmon quinoa
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Instant Pot Salmon and Quinoa

Easy, simple and healthy Instant Pot Salmon and Quinoa meal made with few ingredients and only two minutes under pressure.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
NPR10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot, Meal Prep, Quinoa, Salmon
Servings: 2 meals
Author: Silvia


  • Instant pot


  • (2) 6oz salmon*
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cups each, yellow, green, red bell pepper** chopped
  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Add quinoa, water and bell peppers to the instant pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste and give it a good stir.
  • Place the trivet on top of the quinoa. Add seasoned salmon.
  • Cook on high pressure (HP) for 2 minutes. Allow for 5-10 minutes of natural pressure release (NPR), then quick release remaining pressure (QPR)
  • Remove salmon and trivet. Add a handful of fresh cilantro or parsley to the quinoa and stir.
  • Serve the salmon over the quinoa and season well with olive oil and a fresh sprinkle of ground black pepper.


*you may add more of less salmon if you like. Cooking times will remain the same.
**you can use one color bell pepper instead of three.