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Cajun Halibut with Quinoa and Watercress

Halibut is spiced with cajun in this delicious salad with Sprouted Quinoa and Watercress!


Cajun halibut with sprouted quinoa and watercress is a light and satisfying meal. The best things about fish, is that it doesn’t’ take long to cook and is often high in protein. Wild halibut is by far my favorite kind of fish. It has a light flavor and goes well with just about anything, like sprouted quinoa. Quinoa has become very trendy among us health conscious people. It is low in calorie, but high in nutrients. Most importantly, quinoa has 14 grams of protein per cup and supplies 55% of your daily needed magnesium! A cool fact I found out was that its actually not a grain or a seed but a relative of vegetables like leafy spinach.Its important to clean quinoa before cooking. I usually just rinse it in a strainer 2-3 times. Quinoa supports the gluten free, wheat free, low cholesterol and low sodium diet!

Seafood is great to keep in your diet! Here are some more tasty recipes to enjoy:

This Simple Homemade Fish Soup with Veggies (Ukha) can be made easily in just 6 steps!

This Seared Salmon in a Creamy Butter Sauce is my family’s favorite way of enjoying salmon.


How to make Cajun Halibut with Sprouted Quinoa and Watercress

Spiced with cajun, this halibut and watercress recipe is one that you'll be making over and over!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Meat Dishes
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 548kcal



  • ½ cup sprouted quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb halibut
  • ½ cup watercress
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, sliced

Halibut Spice Rub:

  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • ¼ tsp thyme, dried
  • ¼ tsp oregano, dried
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

For the dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar


  • Quinoa: In a small pot add the sprouted quinoa and water. Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
    ½ cup sprouted quinoa, 1 cup water
  • Halibut: Combine spices in a small bowl. Rub on halibut both sides. In a skillet heat up olive oil and add in the halibut. Fry each side for 5 minutes.
    1 lb halibut, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp paprika, ½ tsp garlic powder, ⅛ tsp black pepper, ⅛ tsp onion powder, 1 pinch cayenne, ¼ tsp thyme,, 2 Tbsp olive oil, ¼ tsp oregano,
  • Dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar.
    1 Tbsp mayonnaise, ½ tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Arrange quinoa, halibut, and watercress with the tomatoes on a plate. Drizzle dressing on top of halibut and enjoy!
    ½ cup watercress, 2 cherry tomatoes,


Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 1318mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg
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