Salmon Souvlaki with Cauliflower Rice and Tzatziki

 

This salmon souvlaki is marinated is a delicious blend of spices and herbs and served over my favorite - cauliflower rice! Don't forget the tzatziki! 

 
Salmon Souvlaki with Cauliflower Rice and Tzaziki
 
Salmon Souvlaki with Cauliflower Rice and Tzatziki
 
 

Here's a really tasty recipe for salmon souvlaki which I served with cauliflower rice, tzatziki and all the fixins'. I wrote about my thoughts on veggies masquerading as carbs awhile back. Generally speaking, I'm not a fan, but I have this weird love of cauliflower rice. Like, I enjoy it more than actual rice. If you're not on board, swap some rice, couscous, quinoa...whatever floats your boat!

 

Salmon Souvlaki with Cauliflower Rice and Tzatziki


Serves 4

Ingredients

Salmon:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Zest of 1 lemon, plus juice of half a lemon

  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 salmon filets, about 6 ounces each

Tzaziki:

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cucumber, grated and lightly squeezed to remove liquid

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped

Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 lb bag riced cauliflower (or 1 head cauliflower, riced)

To Serve:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 2 roasted red peppers, sliced

  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

  • 3 ounces cubed feta

  • Arugula

  • Fresh mint and dill

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. First, marinate the salmon. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon, mint, dill, oregano, smoked paprika, garlic and season with salt and black pepper. Place salmon skin side down on a rimmed baking sheet and spread tops of salmon with marinade. Let sit 15 minutes, then place in the oven and slow-roast for 20 minutes.

  3. While salmon is marinading, make the tzatziki. Mix all tzaziki ingredients together in a bowl, season with salt to taste and refrigerate until ready to use.

  4. While salmon is roasting, make cauliflower rice. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent. Add cauliflower rice and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 7-10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

  5. Divide cauliflower rice between four plates. Top with salmon, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, avocado, feta, and arugula. Dollop with tzaziki. Garnish with fresh mint and dill.


Enjoy these Mediterranean inspired dishes: 

Greek Braised Cod with Tomato Sauce and Olives

Greek Braised Cod with Tomato Sauce and Olives

Giant Beans with Spinach and Tomatoes

Giant Beans with Spinach and Tomatoes

Zucchini White Bean Balls with Chopped Greek Salad

Zucchini White Bean Balls with Chopped Greek Salad

 
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