Pre heat the oven to 450. For Quinoa: 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water (to make your quinoa super tasty use vegetable or chicken broth in lieu of water). Bring to boil and let all water absorb.
For Avocado Sauce: In a food processor add 1/2 avocado diced, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, 1/8 kosher salt, 1/8 ground pepper, add 2 tablespoons water and process til smooth. Cover the dressing for 15 minutes to an hour for the flavors to blend.
For Salmon: Whisk together the oil, chopped basil, chives, salt and pepper. Brush salmon with mixture. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 until cooked through.
Nice way to spruce up a simple meal!
Quinoa: 1 cup quinoa
2 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 small minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets with skin
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper