1.) You can throw the ingredients in, set the temperature and timer, and move on with your life.
2.) You almost can’t mess up the recipe.
3.) You end up with the most delicious meals because all of the amazing flavors infuse each other. Like the meal I’m super excited to share with you guys today!
This meal has been my go-to for quite some time now. After discovering the KC Masterpiece Kansas City Classic barbecue sauce, which is made with real sugar and dark molasses, Cody and I can’t. stop. We’ve actually already gone through TWO, I repeat, TWO of these barbecue sauce bottles (and they’re generously sized) because it seems that we’re slapping this sauce on everything and throwing it in the slow cooker these days. Barbecue salmon, barbecue chicken, barbecue shrimp….this recipe has had many variations in our household!
And let’s be honest, this season is CA-RAY-ZEE. Between Christmas shopping, allllll the events, and trying to get everything done before the end of the year, who has time to cook dinner??? Slow cooker is THE way to go right now. Or cereal. Those are basically the options with the holiday madness going on right now.
While we’re talking about slow cookers, here’s the one that I use. I love this one because it cooks really well and is also programmable! SO great.
In addition to loving the ease of this recipe, it’s health benefits are more than up to par! A great balance of protein, carbs, healthy fats (ooooh hey Omega 3’s!), and vitamins. Since I typically do my workouts in the evenings, this barbecue salmon & quinoa recipe provides the protein and energy I need for my post dinner workout! It also keeps me full without making me feel all sleepy and bogged down by the too-many-carbs syndrome. Not that I would know anything about that. Not at all.
Here’s the recipe!
Barbecue Salmon & Quinoa
- 1/2 Cup Uncooked Quinoa
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 2 Skinless Salmon Filets
- 2 Cups Mushrooms
- 1/3 Cup KC Masterpiece Kansas City Classic
- 3 Cups Kale/Spring Mix
- In a slow cooker, put the uncooked quinoa and water in first.
- Next, add in the salmon filets, asparagus, and mushrooms.
- Drizzle the barbecue sauce over the salmon filets.
- Cover and cook for 1 hour on high.
- Plate the ingredients and enjoy!