This Low Carb Salmon Cauliflower Rice Poke Bowl is perfect for a light, macro-friendly meal when you are in the mood for something a little different. It’s full of healthy fats and omega-3s, which are so good for your body and brain! And it’s a lot easier to whip up than homemade sushi.
I was having a major poke bowl craving the other day, and when I saw some raw smoked salmon at the grocery store, I was super motivated to put my own twist on one! The fresh flavor of raw fish and veggies tossed in a deliciously creamy (and twangy!) sauce makes my stomach growl just thinking about it. And poke bowls are so much easier and faster to make than homemade sushi! 😂
This Low Carb Salmon Cauliflower Rice Poke Bowl is perfect for a light, macro-friendly meal. Instead of using white rice, I substituted cauliflower rice to throw in some extra veggies and reduce carbs. (This recipe has just 4 grams!) It’s also full of healthy fats and omega-3s, which are so good for your body and brain! I love it when the foods you love help take care of you, too!
Poke bowls are super versatile and easily modified. You can use whatever veggies or sauce you like and take your poke bowl from savory to spicy to even a little bit sweet. And while I don’t recommend prepping the full bowl ahead of time, you can definitely prep the ingredients in advance so the bowl is quick to throw together when lunch or dinner rolls around.
I hope you fall in love with every bite of this low carb poke bowl and that it helps fuel your body to meet your goals! Can’t wait to hear allllll about it and see your fun creations!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS LOW CARB POKE BOWL
- It’s light, filling, healthy, and refreshing!
- You can prep the ingredients in advance for quick assembled lunches.
- Super low carb and calories for when you need a satisfying meal but want to keep things light.
- A homemade answer to your (expensive😂) poke bowl craving!
- You need just a few ingredients.
- It’s such a fun switch up from traditional lunches!
WHAT YOU NEED
- Cauliflower rice – Helps keep this recipe low carb.
- Smoked nova salmon – I found this next to the fresh fish at grocery store.
- Vegetables of choice – I used cucumber, shelled edamame, radishes, and avocado!
- Sauce! Highly recommend drizzling some yum yum sauce on it. I have a Skinny Yum Yum Sauce that is delish on top or you can top with a store brought brand or whatever you have on hand!
HOW TO MAKE THIS LOW CARB POKE BOWL
Trust me—don’t skip on making the cauliflower rice fresh if possible. It’s not hard to do and it will taste waaaaaay better!
To make the cauliflower rice:
- Rinse the cauliflower and dry well. Drying well is important for the overall texture and preventing the cauliflower from becoming mushy.
- Roughly chop the cauliflower into florets. Then, place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is fine like couscous. Don’t over-process. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
- Bring a large skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add cauliflower rice, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the cauliflower rice is tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
For the bowls:
To assemble the bowls (or prep in advance), divide the rice and vegetables evenly amongst four bowls or containers. For exact breakdown of grams, see notes of recipe card.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, you can use any rice you prefer. Normal white rice or sticky rice works great. You could even do brown rice or broccoli rice, or omit the rice completely and just serve over a bed of greens.
You can. But the freshness of the freshly made cauliflower rice can’t be beat and makes it sooo much better in my opinion. I love using frozen cauliflower rice, but I always make it fresh when making this recipe.
While you can totally make these ahead of time, I usually don’t recommend it. The blend of warm and cold ingredients does not fare well in storage or for enjoying later on. You can prep all of the ingredients separately and assemble when you are ready to eat. If you want to prep it for lunches in the week to make life easy, go right ahead, just make sure the cauliflower rice has cooled completely before adding it to the container.
The recipe for the Skinny Yum Yum Sauce can be found here!
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