Cauliflower Salmon Sauté Recipe

Atkins Cauliflower Salmon Sauté
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 3 cup Cauliflower
  • 0 1/4 cup, chopped Onions
  • 4 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 15 oz Red Tomatoes (with Green Chilies, Canned)
  • 0 1/2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 0 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 0 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/4 cup Cilantro (Coriander)
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 0 1/8 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 16 oz Canned Salmon


Coarsely chop the cauliflower and add to a food processor. Process until finely chopped - like rice. Set aside. 

  1. Dice the white onion and add to a medium skillet with 1 tablespoon of the oil for about 2 minutes until softened. Finely mince the garlic and add to the pan sauteing for 1 minutes then add the cauliflower and cook until it turns golden stirring constantly. 
  2. Add the tomatoes (drain off most of the liquid first), chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, cumin and salt. Cook an additional 5-7 minutes. Coarsely chop the cilantro and fold in.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, cayenne (if using) and season with salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously and toss with the cauliflower salad. Add grilled, poached or canned drained salmon. The sauté may be eaten warm immediately or chilled overnight and dressed and eaten the next day. 

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in frozen cauliflower rice in this recipe.