Are you ready to indulge in a healthy yet absolutely delicious meal? I’m here to show you how I lost over 80 pounds by savoring every bite of life…and one of my go-to lunches is this Blackened Salmon Bowl with Creamy Green Sauce. This dish is a perfect example of how eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor.

Blackened Salmon: A Flavor Explosion

We’ll start by preparing our star ingredient – the salmon. Begin by removing the skin from your salmon fillets and cutting them into bite-sized, one-inch chunks. This step ensures that our flavorful spices coat every nook and cranny of the salmon.

In a bowl, combine the following spices for that blackened flavor:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)

Once your salmon chunks are generously coated with this aromatic spice mix, it’s time to air fry them. Set your air fryer to 400°F and cook the salmon for approximately eight minutes until they’re perfectly blackened and cooked to perfection.

Creamy Green Sauce: A Tangy Delight

While the salmon works its magic in the air fryer, let’s whip up the pièce de résistance – the creamy green sauce. This zesty and spicy sauce adds a burst of flavor to our salmon bowl and is incredibly easy to make.

In your blender, combine the following ingredients for the creamy green sauce:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)

Blend these vibrant ingredients until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency. The green hue is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.

Assembling Your Blackened Salmon Bowl

Now, it’s time to bring it all together. For the base of this scrumptious bowl, I recommend using Cauli’flour’s Baja-style cauliflower rice. It’s a flavorful and healthy choice that pairs wonderfully with the blackened salmon.

To assemble your Blackened Salmon Bowl:

  1. Spoon a generous helping of the Baja-style cauliflower rice into your bowl.
  2. Top it with those mouthwatering blackened salmon chunks.
  3. Add some creamy avocado slices and vibrant yellow tomatoes.
  4. Finish it all off with a drizzle of that tangy and spicy green sauce.

And there you have it – your very own Blackened Salmon Bowl with Creamy Green Sauce. It’s a meal that not only satisfies your taste buds but also nourishes your body, bringing you one step closer to your health and wellness goals.

Eating healthy has never tasted so good! This Blackened Salmon Bowl with Creamy Green Sauce is a testament to the fact that you can enjoy delicious meals while staying on track with your health journey. Give it a try, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here’s to savoring every bite and embracing a healthier you!

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Blackened Salmon Bowl with Cilantro-Lime Cream Sauce

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 211kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sweetener I used Swerve
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper adjust to your spice preference
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño adjust to your desired level of spiciness
  • 8 oz salmon

Instructions

  • Once your salmon chunks are generously coated with this aromatic spice mix, it’s time to air fry them. Set your air fryer to 400°F and cook the salmon for approximately eight minutes until they’re perfectly blackened and cooked to perfection.
  • While the salmon works its magic in the air fryer, let’s whip up the pièce de résistance – the creamy green sauce. This zesty and spicy sauce adds a burst of flavor to our salmon bowl and is incredibly easy to make.
  • In your blender, combine the following ingredients for the creamy green sauce:
  • Blend these vibrant ingredients until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency. The green hue is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.
  • Now, it's time to bring it all together. For the base of this scrumptious bowl, I recommend using Cauli'power's Baja-style cauliflower rice. It's a flavorful and healthy choice that pairs wonderfully with the blackened salmon.
  • Spoon a generous helping of the Baja-style cauliflower rice into your bowl.
  • Top it with those mouthwatering blackened salmon chunks.
  • Add some creamy avocado slices and vibrant yellow tomatoes.
  • Finish it all off with a drizzle of that tangy and spicy green sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1232mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1563IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg

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