You don’t eat enough fish because you don’t know how to make it taste good. The solution is threefold: oil, garlic, and lemon. With just these ingredients, you can make any fish dish flavorful — and ab-friendly. Exhibit A, this salmon recipe.

HOW IT WORKS: Oil adds moisture to fish, lemon cuts its fishy flavor, and garlic improves its aroma.


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 oz Atlantic salmon


  1. Rinse quinoa under faucet, then transfer to a pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10–12 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, lemon, basil, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes and mix.
  3. Place salmon on a sheet of tinfoil. Fold up edges of foil but don’t cover fish completely. Pour tomato mixture on top of salmon.
  4. Place salmon packet on grill for 6–8 minutes. Remove quinoa from heat and pour onto plate. Remove salmon from grill and place on top and serve.
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