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Spring is in the air and many of us are looking for light yet nutritious meals to ready us for summer fun. We are currently in the midst of Lent, so vegetarian and seafood dishes are in order for those observing. These easy and satisfying Salmon Cauliflower Rice bowls featuring Simply Bake Salmon from our sponsor Gorton’s Seafood are just the thing to keep us right on track!
Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowls
The bowls are a simple mess-free way to get dinner on the table and they are so easy to adjust to your preferences by swapping out the add-on to the Salmon and cauliflower rice. If you are not trying to reduce your carbs, brown rice would be a great choice too. The Salmon dinner shown above features asparagus (baked along with the salmon) and some fresh citrus (lemon slices and chopped wedges of blood orange and Cara cara orange). The simple bowl below is loaded with great omega and monounsaturated fats from the salmon and the avocado and is even lower in carbs than the “rice” bowl above.
Making the Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowls
The core ingredients of these nutritious reduced carbohydrate salmon rice bowls are Gorton’s Simply Bake Salmon and microwavable pre-riced cauliflower.
To make the bowls featuring asparagus, I simple tossed the raw asparagus in Italian dressing and placed on the baking sheet along with the salmon oven bags once the salmon was about halfway through cooking. This made them ready to plate at the same time.
I love the no mess factor of these Simply Bake oven bags from Gorton’s they also come in other seafood varieties such as shrimp, haddock, and tilapia. Teaming them with frozen riced cauliflower also keeps the mess to a minimum. I just had to wash the baking sheet and a cutting board after preparing the Citrus Asparagus Salmon Bowl
The Simply Bake Salmon I used in these bowls is just 140 calories per serving and boasts 21 grams of protein and 11% of the daily recommended potassium intake. The flavorful sauce the salmon fillet is baked in is quite sufficient to season the riced cauliflower it is served over here as well.
Learn more about this along with all their other quality seafood products on the Gorton’s website.
These easy Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowls are a breeze to make, low-carb and loaded with healthy fats.
- 1 box Simply Bake Salmon (2 oven bags)
- 10-14 oz frozen riced cauliflower , in steam bag
- 10-12 asparagus spears
- 1/2 tbsp Italian dressing
- 1 blood orange
- 1 orange , Cara Cara or Navel
- lemon wedges
- 1/2 Hass Avocado
- lemon wedges
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then bake the salmon oven bags for 24-26 minutes as directed on packaging.
Heat the cauliflower rice in microwave according to package directions a few minutes before the salmon is done.
Toss the asparagus spears in Italian dressing and place on baking sheet along with the oven bags after the salmon has cooked about 12 minutes.
Peel and remove seeds and pith from the oranges. Chop the wedges and mix together, serve half on each bowl along with the baked asparagus. Add a couple lemon wedges to squeeze over bowl.
Prepare basic salmon and cauliflower rice bowls, then slice half an avocado and add half to each bowl, Serve with lemon wedges.