Sunday, August 11, 2013

Salmon Caesar Salad & Garlic Cauliflower "Bread"

Good morning! As promised here is the last recipe to go with last week's Slim Down Menu Post. I also have another awesome, slimming menu planned for this week too. I will be posting it here shortly. For now, here is a little story about this lovely meal.

I about spit my food out last night when Justin said that if salmon were just like this, he wouldn't mind eating once a week. It really was an amazing meal! Lightly seasoned salmon was grilled and served over a bed of crispy romaine lettuce with a light Parmesan dressing. For the side, I whipped up a batch of garlic cauliflower "bread" that is so good you won't miss a single carb.

Salmon Caesar Salad

2 wild Alaskan salmon fillets with bones removed
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon apple cidar vinegar
2 tablespoons lowfat buttermilk
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the salmon with the Old Bay seasoning. Grill salmon, skin side down for 5 minutes then flip and grill the other side for 5 minutes more. Remove from the grill and set aside. Let rest while you prepare the dressing. To prepare the dressing, whisk the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, buttermilk, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and garlic powder together until smooth. Arrange the romaine lettuce on two plates. Top with the salmon and the dressing.

Garlic Cauliflower Bread

1 head cauliflower
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9-inch by 13-inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. To grate the cauliflower, simple cut the cauliflower into florets. Place half of the cauliflower into your food processor and grate until the consistency of rice. Place the grated cauliflower into a large mixing bowl. Repeat with the remaining half of the cauliflower. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combine. Pour the cauliflower mixture into the casserole dish. Press to compact and form to the dish. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top begins to turn lightly brown. Let set for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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