Salmon with Cilantro Cauli-rice and an Avocado Salsa using an avocado from Imperfect Produce. SO GOOD!
I recently came across Imperfect Produce after they reached out asking if I'd love to try a box. It was delivered to my door with the most delicious produce.
Imperfect Produce's mission is to prevent food waste by delivering the "ugly" fruits and veggies that don't fit grocery store cosmetic standards (but are equally fresh and delicious) to your home for 30-50% less than the grocery stores. Their business model results in a conscientious, convenient and cost-efficient way to enjoy as much farm fresh produce as your household needs as often as you'd like. Read more about the company here.
Salmon with Cilantro Cauli-Rice & Avocado Salsa
Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Recipe makes 4 servings
What You'll Need
FOR THE AVOCADO SALSA
1 small-medium avocado, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 tbsp Secret Aardvark hot sauce (or 1 jalapeno, finely diced)
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Juice from 1 lemon
Himalayan salt, to taste.
FOR THE CILANTRO CAULIRICE
1 small-medium head of cauliflower, cut in quarters
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Himalayan salt, to taste
FOR THE SALMON
1 tbsp coconut oil
4 4-6oz salmon filets
Himalayan salt, to taste
What You'll Need To Know
FOR THE AVOCADO SALSA: In a bowl mix together 1 avocado, diced, 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1 tbsp Secret Aardvark hot sauce (or 1 jalapeno, finely diced), 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped, juice from 1 lemon, Himalayan salt to taste.
FOR THE CILANTRO CAULIRICE: In a food processor, add one small-medium head of cauliflower, cut in quarters and pulse 4-5 times until you reach a rice consistency. Roughly 3-4 cups riced. Heat 1/2 tbsp coconut oil in a skillet over med heat. Add the caulirice and cook for 4 minutes. Add in 1 tbsp chopped cilantro and Himalayan salt to taste and cook for 1 more min. Remove from heat.
FOR THE SALMON: Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat, add salmon filets, seasoned with the Himalayan salt (to taste), and cook until deeply golden brown to slightly blackened before flipping and repeating for the other side.
Alternatively, you can bake in the oven at 350F for 12 minutes and finish off on the stove top. On stories, I added lemon slices to mine, baked and finished off on the stove top.
When ready to plate, add 1 cup cilantro caulirice, salmon and top with avocado salsa!
Valerie is a San Francisco native who loves overall health and wellness. She content creator and recipe developer, helping brands in the Fitness, Health & Wellness space tell their stories through gluten-free, mostly plant-based food, life + travel.