Salmon, Veggie and Carrot-Ginger Bowl is a light, yet filling, delicious meal dressed with perfect balance of tang, sweet, savory & umami.
This flavor packed recipe for Salmon, Veggie and Carrot-Ginger Bowl comes from Tara Teaspoon‘s newest cookbook, “Live Life Deliciously: Recipes for Busy Weeknights and Leisurely Weekends.”
I really appreciate her section on how to transform a basic recipe into two or three new recipes to make weeknight meal planning simple as well as beautifully presented.
“I encourage you to use this book as a starting point, then a guide, then as inspiration for your own cooking.” – Tara Teaspoon
Here are a few of the recipes I have enjoyed making so far with delicious results.
I had everything on hand for this quick dip. It is creamy, savory and delicious as a quick appetizer or afternoon snack.
I really like Tara’s unique technique for cooking dumplings. They are browned first, and then steamed in the same pan. The orange-ginger dipping sauce really brightens up your dumpling experience.
Today’s Recipe: Salmon, Veggie, and Carrot-Ginger Bowl
Zucchini noodles, crunchy cucumbers, and creamy avocado compete as the shining stars next to the quick-cooking salmon.
I served Salmon, Veggie and Carrot-Ginger Bowl to my husband’s clients and they loved it as much as I do. I am so excited to share this recipe with you.
Note:Tara used short-grain sushi rice as her base. I choose to make a lower carb version with fresh cauliflower rice.
Salmon, Veggie, and Carrot-Ginger Bowl
This dish is a light, yet filling, flavorful meal. I used my so-good-you-could-drink-it Tara's Carrot-Ginger Dressing as the saucy drizzle, leaving the salty sweet teriyaki glaze for the baked salmon. Zucchini noodles, crunchy cucumbers, and creamy avocado compete as the shining stars next to the quick-cooking salmon.
- 2 cups cauliflower rice, fresh or frozen Cooked according to package
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 16-ounce salmon filet, cut into 4 pieces
- 2 medium zucchini spiralized or sliced
- 2 Persian cucumbers halved and thinly sliced
- 1 medium ripe avocado pitted and sliced
- 1 recipe Tara's Carrot-Ginger Dressing prepared
- Chopped cilantro
- Toasted sesame seeds black or white
Tara's Carrot-Ginger Dressing
- 3½ tablespoons fresh ginger peeled and chopped
- 1 ½ cups carrots (approx. 4 medium) peeled and cut into pieces
- ½ small yellow onion roughly chopped
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons ponzu
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup avocado oil
Cook cauliflower rice according to package directions. When done, set aside and keep warm.
Heat broiler to high and place rack 4 to 6 inches from the element. Line a baking sheet or broiler pan with foil.
While rice cooks, in a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, and sesame oil until the sugar is dissolved.
Dip the salmon pieces in the soy sauce mixture and place on prepared pan. Broil 2 minutes, and then brush with more sauce. Rotate pan and broil 2 minutes more. Repeat brushing, and then rotate pan again, and broil a final 1 to 2 minutes, until salmon is cooked to medium (145°F on an instant-read thermometer). Remove and set aside.
Assemble bowls by dividing cauliflower rice among four bowls; top with zucchini noodles, cucumber, and avocado. Break salmon into pieces and add, then drizzle with Tara's Carrot-Ginger Dressing and top with cilantro and sesame seeds.
Tara's Carrot-Ginger Dressing
In a powerful blender, combine all ingredients except the oil. Blend until very smooth.
Whisk in the oil or pulse in blender for just 2 seconds. Mixing the oil too much will change the color and texture of the dressing. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Live Life Deliciously is filled with inventive and effortless ways to turn basic dishes into something special. I for one appreciate Tara’s style and palette. I think this cookbook will also make a great gift for the fellow cooks in your life.
and then…she paused for thought.