top of page

Seaweed Salmon Bites

Dec 21, 2023

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Untitled design (4)
Seaweed Salmon Bites have been my go-to lunch recently! It's quick, flavorful, and even while being low-carb, the high-protein content fills me up!


Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dinner, Lunch, SIBO Friendly, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Under 30 Minutes

This recipe has been an absolute lifesaver since I started a new diet for my SIBO protocl. Since I was still dealing with digestive issues, my naturopath recommended that we remove all starchy foods, added sugar, chicken, and eggs (feels like the list goes on and on). Even though my diet is restricted for a few months, I still wanted to be inspired by what I was able to eat!

One source of protein my naturopath recommended was salmon, for it's rich omega-3 content. But a couple weeks into this diet, I was starting to get soooo sick of salmon and cauliflower rice. I cannot do monotony during my meals. I was missing my salmon-rice bowls that would satiate me!

So, came the Salmon Seaweed Bites! The bite-sized seaweed packed with omega-3 goodness brings the richness of salmon with the umani flavor of seaweed. I am seriously hooked on it!

As always, I want to make sure their is gut-loving ingredients in every meal I make:

  • Wild-Caught Salmon: Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, there is substantial anti-inflammatory benefits. Plus, it provides the protein we need to keep us full.

  • Spices: Chili, Garlic Powder, Turmeric, and Cayenne Pepper have metabolism-boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits to support metabolic function. They also bring the flavor to this recipe!

  • Nutritional Yeast: A source of B vitamins, including B12, nutritional yeast supports overall digestive health and metabolic function. It's an excellent addition for those on a restricted diet!

  • Cucumber: Low in calories and high in hydration, cucumber adds a refreshing crunch and contributes to overall hydration (super important with gut health!).

  • Seaweed: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, seaweed offers a unique umami flavor. It contains fiber that supports digestive health and helps you feel satiated from the meal.

  • Cabbage Mix: Perfect for adding in fiber, promoting digestive health. Also gives a bit of texture to the bites.

  • Almond Butter/Peanut Butter: A source of healthy fats, almond butter provides satiety and adds a creamy texture to the sauce. I cannot stand peanut butter, so I will always use almond butter in my recipes, which you can swap based on taste preferences!

  • Lime Juice: Besides adding a zesty flavor, lime juice provides vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports immune health and may aid in digestion.

  • Coconut Aminos: A soy sauce alternative, coconut aminos is my favorite sauce to add a umami flavor! Plus, it's a gluten-free alternative from coconut nectar that has antimicrobial properties.

  • Sesame Seeds: Packed with healthy fats and minerals like zinc and copper, sesame seeds add a nutty flavor and a satisfying crunch.

  • Avocado: A nutrient-dense fruit, avocado adds creamy texture, healthy fats, and fiber. It's a source of potassium, vitamin K, and folate.

  • Spicy Mayo: While not the healthiest option, spicy mayo adds a burst of flavor!

I can easily whip up this meal during my lunch break, and you can meal prep it by making the slaw ahead of time.

You can also use the slaw with other meals! Top off your turkey burgers, a salad, or eat it as it's own side. It adds a yummy source of crucifereous veggies to any meal.

Hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do!

Welcome! If you made it here, you are probably looking for answers on where to begin your wellness journey. I'm Jessica, and I started my gut health journey over 3 years ago. As an avid foodie and wellness enthusiast, I hope to inspire you on your realistic wellness journey.

Spicy Orange

Spritzer Mocktail

Another recipe I think you'll love!

Seaweed Salmon Bites

15 minutes

10 minutes

Prep Time: 

Cook Time: 

Total Time: 



25 minutes

2 Servings

Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dinner, Lunch, SIBO Friendly, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Under 30 Minutes

Seaweed Salmon Bites have been my go-to lunch recently! It's quick, flavorful, and even while being low-carb, the high-protein content fills me up!


For the Salmon

  • 2 frozen or fresh Wild-Caught salmon

  • Salt and Pepper to season

  • Coconut Oil, or neutral oil for cooking

  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (omit if you do not want it spicy)

  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutritional yeast

  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 Package of seaweed

For the Salw

  • 1 1/2 cups Cabbage Mix

  • 1 tablespoon Almond butter

  • 1/2 Lime, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut aminos

Optional Toppings

  • Sesame seeds

  • Avocado

  • Spicy Mayo

  • Rice/Cauliflower Rice


Step 1

Heat up a medium sized skillet with coconut oil, or neutral cooking oil of choice. On medium, add your salmon and cook for 5 minutes on the flesh side (if frozen).

Step 2

Combine chili powder, garlic powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and nutritional yeast in a small bowl. After salmon has cooked for about 5 minutes, add about half of your seasoning mixture on one side. Flip (skin side down) and add the remainder of the seasoning between the two pieces. Add salt and pepper as needed.

Cover and cook an additional 5-7 minutes until reached desired doneness (I prefer medium, so I cook for an additional five minutes!).

Step 3

While the salmon is cooking, it's time to prep the slaw! Mix together the almond butter, lime juice, and coconut aminos to a medium bowl until creamy and smooth. Slowly stir in the cabbage mixture until it's fully coated.

Step 4

Once the salmon has finished cooking, bring the cooked salmon to a large bowl where you can shred the meat. I like shredding it with two forks for ultimate flavor! If you prefer cubed salmon, you can also cut it into bite sized cubes.

Step 5

Now, it's time to piece it all together. Individually place each seaweed strip on your plate (about 12 for a large plate). Top each seaweed with a couple thinly sliced cucumbers, a small spoonful of slaw, and salmon. Top with optional toppings (sesame seeds and avocado are my go-to!). Enjoy!

bottom of page