Pineapple Harissa Salmon with Tahini Greens

A healthy recipe bursting with deep flavors of pineapple, tahini and rose harissa spice blend.


Angie’s  Healthy Recipe Challenge is on and I am pretty late in thinking about combining leafy greens and pineapple. I like spice in my recipes so pineapple is the perfect sweet to cut through those spices. A wild caught salmon is perfect to showcase the flavors with quinoa, arugula and baby spinach and a perfect tahini  dressing.

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I used Elaine’s Rose Harissa Blend ( Thank you Elaine!). Do check it out on her blog and the fantastic ways she has used it in many recipes.

A little bit about the dressing….Tahini can be made at home or you can buy the good quality organic tahini in a bottle. Tahini is sesame paste and has fat in it. No additional fat is needed in the dressing. The apple cider vinegar gives it the tartness, pineapple the sweetness and aminos or tamari gives a bit of salt and flavor.  This can be stored and used in  many dishes that you will make. Top it over falafels, burgers, fritters and anything your heart desires.

Pineapple Tahini Dressing

So with that said, the pineapple and greens challenge has been well incorporated in this dish 🙂



Pineapple Harissa Salmon with Tahini Greens

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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a harissa spiced salmon baked in the oven served with tahini dressing over greens



  • 2-3 pieces of  wild-caught Salmon

Harissa Spice mix marinade:


  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 cup pineapple pieces
  • 2 tablespoon coconut amino or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pink or Sea Salt – to taste

Salad and Toppings:

  • Arugula and Baby spinach
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Chopped Pineapple
  • Sliced Avocados



  • Use a blender to combine the Harissa marinade ingredients  and marinate the salmon pieces for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F
  • Put the salmon on the baking sheet (skin-side down), then put it in the oven.
  • Bake for 8-10 minute.


  • Mix quinoa and  greens together with dressing, I have used arugula, spinach  but any fresh salad greens are good here.


  • Put the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.


Assemble the greens, top with walnuts and dressing. Plate the salmon and top with sliced avocados and pineapple.



25 Comments Add yours

  1. Indu says:

    This looks so wonderful Zeba! Both the marinade and the dressing sound so inviting! I love salmon any day and with Pineapple, tahini and rose harissa all together sound like a really exotic treat!


    1. Thanks so much Indu. The flavors did work quite well together so it was a successful experiment:);)

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  2. This looks fantastic Zeba!

    Johanne Lamarche



  3. It all looks wonderful, what a great response to Angie’s challenge! And thank you so much for trying my spice mix 😀😀


    1. It was so much fun. Your spice mix is a winner so thank you!

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      1. That’s so good to hear! 😀😀😀

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  4. The first entry that uses fish! I was wondering if anybody would do it and you answered! I LOVE it that you used our friend Elaine’s harissa mix! You’ve captured the spirit of this friendly challenge. Great job! 👏👏


    1. Thanks Angie…I am glad I was able to pull this off 🙂 The challenge ingredients did have me stumped for bit!. Thank you for inspiring us to think outside of the box and get creative….I had fun 🙂 🙂

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  5. Lina says:

    Sounds healthy and delicious too to me! I love anything salmon!


    1. Thanks much Lina…Hope you give the recipe a try!

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  6. A salmon recipe always gets a big approval from me. I make Elaine’s mix – it’s so good, isn’t it?


    1. Thanks Judi and yes Elaine’s mix was so good. I will be using it over and over!


  7. chefjulianna says:

    This is just wonderful, Zeba! I completely love all of the flavours that you have going on here. This is a meal that both of my husband and I would revel in! 😀


    1. Julianna…love that you like it. Hope you and your hubby try out the recipe this weekend 😉


  8. Loretta says:

    Oh what a wonderfully refreshing meal we have here Zeba. Those flavors, with the tahini and the harissa, pineapple, wow! Love how it all came together, and the salmon looks soo good too! I’ll have to give Ms. Elaine’s spice mix a try, she’s full of creative, exotic spices, love it! Unfortunately I won’t be participating in Angie’s challenge, but I’m enjoying the pineapple posts I’m coming across 🙂 Great job!


    1. Loretta thanks so much for you lovely comment. Angie sure had us think creatively with her challenge and I am so glad I found Elaine’s spice mix. Hope you have a great weekend ❤❤❤


  9. Antonia says:

    Lovely and bright dish Zeba! I love that marinade!


    1. Thanks so much Antonia!


  10. I love everything about this recipe. A feast of nutrious foods.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much. It is quite addictive and it’s nice when you know you are doing your body good on that second helping😀

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  11. Jhuls says:

    I love what you did with the harissa mix. Brilliant! 😀


  12. Sandhya says:

    Zeba, what a brilliant combination of flavors! Fabulous entry!

    Liked by 1 person

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