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31May, 23
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Tropical Salmon Meal Prep Bowls ๐Ÿฅญ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ–

 

I’m daydreaming about the long, beautiful SUN-shiny days of Summer! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘™

There are no tropical beach vacations in my near future (hopefully there are in YOURS!), but WE CAN make these bright Tropical Salmon

Bowls and just pretend we’re somewhere on an island.๐Ÿ

ABSOLUTELY guaranteed to brighten up our dinnertime, and mood tonight! ๐ŸŒž

๐ŸฅญMango is low in calories yet high in nutrients โ€” especially vitamin C, which aids immunity, and iron absorption among other benefits!
Mango also contains several qualities that make it excellent for digestive health.
It contains digestive enzymes that help to break down food.

Mango also contains lots of water, and dietary fiber – all very necessary for healthy digestion.
Mango is also high in antioxidants.
So not only is mango completely DELICIOUS in our smoothies, salads, and salsas…but it’s something we can feel GREAT about eating!

Don’t skip the homemade dressing!

It’s absolutely incredible and pulls everything together in the best possible way!

๐ŸŸWild 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 stock the freezer too.

This recipe is EXCELLENT for meal prep too!

Simply add 1/2 cup of brown rice, or quinoa, cauliflower rice, lime wedges, and your salmon fillet, to each food prep container. Stays great in a sealed container in your fridge for up to 2 days.

Once you start making your own spice mixes at home, it’s hard to go back to those store-bought blends.

Homemade is far superior in quality and affordability. Especially if you can find bulk spices at a local co-op or specialty store.

โžก๏ธHomemade Cajun Seasoning Mix:

4 Tbsps Smoked Paprika
2 Tbsps Onion Powder
2 Tbsps Garlic Powder
2 Tbsps Oregano
1 Tbsps Dried Thyme
1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
2 tsps Black Pepper (freshly ground)
2 tsps White Pepper
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional, adds heat)
Add all spices to a medium-sized bowl and toss to combine well. Store in an airtight jar.

๐Ÿ‹ ALWAYS use freshly-squeezed lime juice from an actual fresh lime.

Bottled lime juice from the store will give your dressing a strange metallic or overly acidic taste.
Want to get the most juice possible from each of your fresh limes? Of course, we do!

Here’s a quick trick:

On your counter or a cutting board, press and roll the lime back and forth very firmly with your hands.
The rolling loosens and breaks down some of the citrus membranes and makes the outside a little more pliable. This makes it easier to squeeze which also means you’ll likely get more juice from your squeeze.
Let me know how this works for you!

4 servings

Ingredients:

Cajun Salmon:
4 skinless boneless salmon filets
1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
2 Tbsps homemade Cajun seasoning

Dressing:
Zest of 1 fresh lime
Juice of 2 fresh limes
2 Tbsps olive oil or avocado oil
2 Tbsps maple syrup or raw honey
ยผ tsp chili flakes
a pinch of sea salt

Bowls:
1 x 15oz cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large cucumber, diced
2 medium mangos, diced
1 avocado, chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1 bunch fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
Additional lime wedges, to serve
2 cups cooked brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Rub the salmon filets on both sides with the oil and Cajun seasoning and roast for 10-12 minutes, or until flaky.

In a jar, combine all the dressing ingredients and shake to emulsify. Alternatively, you may whisk all dressing ingredients into a small bowl.

To assemble your bowls, divide the beans, brown rice, cucumber, mango and avocado equally among 4 bowls.

Top with coconut, Cajun salmon, and freshly chopped parsley or cilantro.

Drizzle everything with your homemade dressing and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Enjoy!
๐Ÿ’šRachel

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