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23Sep, 22
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Roasted Salmon Bites

Crispy Roasted Salmon Bites with a flavorful creamy cilantro-yogurt sauce, ready in less than 15 minutes.

These are incredibly tasty for a quick snack idea (think post-workout protein boost!) or secretly healthier Game Day treats to serve to your guests! They’re SO GOOD they will be devoured by even those who typically reach for the indulgent/highly processed party foods first…so skip the bag of processed chicken bites. Set these out instead and accept all compliments that pour in!

OR – make a dinner out of it and pair them with some brown rice or quinoa and your favorite steamed vegetables.

So dang good and easy to make, you’re going to love these lil’ salmon bites!

These salmon bites are crispy, and bursting with flavor! Tender flaky throughout the center with that nice crispy outer layer that creates the perfect texture that’s oh so satisfying!

Rich in Omega-3s and Vitamin B, salmon bites are healthy and REALLY GOOD.

Wild salmon contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin, this is what makes the wild salmon meat a beautiful dark pink to red color. It’s because of its natural diet!

Although wild-caught salmon typically costs a bit more than farmed salmon, it’s definitely worth its weight!

Wild-caught salmon has more vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

I try to purchase salmon when I notice wild-caught salmon is on SALE. If it’s a really great sale, then maybe I’ll even stock the freezer too.

Salmon makes almost every “superfood” list out there – especially if you are talking about wild-caught or sockeye salmon.

Not only is it loaded with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but it contains a long list of vitamins and minerals – especially B vitamins and potassium.

It’s linked with a lower risk of heart disease and its healthy fats mean it’s good for your brain health.

✅ TIP: Whenever possible, get wild-caught salmon as it is more nutrient-dense.

It’s delicious in sushi, grilled, baked, or broiled – and when it’s cooked, the leftovers are amazing in salad or tacos the next day!

When is the last time YOU had salmon!?

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4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb skinless boneless salmon filets, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tsps cumin
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp GF flour, Arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced on diagonally
  • chopped fresh cucumber, for serving

Cilantro-yogurt sauce:

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

Pat your salmon pieces with paper towels to remove excess moisture, this will ensure that your salmon bites will get nice and crispy.

Place your salmon pieces on the prepared sheet pan.

Sprinkle them with all the seasonings, Arrowroot/flour, and drizzle with the oil.

Using your clean hands, toss the salmon well to evenly coat the pieces in the spices on all sides.

Arrange them in a single layer without overlapping, then roast in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or just until golden and flaky.

Alternatively; air fry your salmon bites. Place the salmon pieces into your air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 390°F flipping over halfway through

Meanwhile, in a small food processor, add all of your cilantro-yogurt sauce ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Garnish your roasted salmon bites with green onions and serve next to the cilantro-yogurt sauce and chopped cucumber, if desired.

Enjoy!

💚Rachel

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