Average: 5 (5 votes)
Active time
15 minutes
Total time
1 hour
4 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

1 tablespoon ground sumac

 ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper

½ tablespoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon salt

½ tablespoon ground black pepper

3 cloves garlic, minced, divided

1 lemon, cut in half, divided

Juice and zest from reserved ½ lemon

1 lb. salmon, or 4 (6-oz.) skinless salmon fillets

1 red bell pepper, cut into large cubes

2 zucchinis, cut into large chunks

1½ cups uncooked quinoa

6 ounce plain Greek yogurt or labneh

2 small cucumbers, one finely diced and one chopped, divided

1 tablespoon dried dill

½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

¼ cup kalamata olives, halved

4-6 oz. feta cheese, cut into cubes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. For marinade, olive oil, sumac, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, pepper, ⅓ of the minced garlic, and the juice and zest from half of a lemon (reserve otherlemon half). Place salmon in the bowl and let marinate on the counter for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place foil on baking sheet and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Place marinated salmon, bell pepper, and zucchini on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle on remaining marinade. Set in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until salmon is thoroughly cooked.
  4. While the salmon and veggies are baking, cook quinoa according to package instructions and make tzatziki sauce by combining yogurt, remaining garlic, half of the cucumber, lemon zest and juice, and dried dill in a bowl; mix well.
  5. Distribute cooked quinoa among 4 bowls and top with roasted salmon and veggies, plus remaining cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta. Serve with a generous dollop of tzatziki sauce.

Recipe courtesy Dish on Fish. To check out more of our recipe videos, subscribe to the Dish on Fish YouTube channel here.

Video styling by Monica Lavin of Lavin Label and videography by iMint Media


Calories: 510
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Sodium: 370mg
Carbohydrate: 56g
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 39g

Yield: 4 servings

How'd it Taste?

Angela Blanch
This recipe is out of this world! My entire family enjoyed it. Easy to make too.
I don't understand why more people haven't raved about this one. So so good. It has become my favorite "company meal". It's always a big hit!
So glad to hear that! Thanks for your kind words.
Chris & Kelly
We've tried several of the OLDWAYS recipes, but this one is by far our favorite. It has a lot of flavor from different sources. We're not a big fan of zucchini so we substituted fresh asparagus instead. We also added 8 oz of fresh sliced mushrooms. Definitely recommend this recipe.
Great dish! Since I was preparing it for myself (for lunch), I substituted high quality canned salmon for the salmon filets and simply mixed-in the marinade (to taste) before briefly popping everything into the oven. Obviously, the canned salmon lacked the texture of the salmon filets, but was definitely “good enough.” I look forward to making this dish again.
Absolutely delicious! I bought tzatziki instead of making my own.

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