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Gluten Free Cajun Spinach and Salmon Recipe

If it’s too cold to go outside and barbecue, that’s OK! You can still get all the flavor and smokiness of an old-fashioned cookout in your kitchen, in your very own slow cooker.

This is one of my favorite indoor barbecue recipes, I hope you enjoy it!

Cajun seasoning will provide a smoky heat to any of your favorite foods. I like it on sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, and sometimes just sprinkled on a bowl of buttered rice. Here is a homemade mix you can make to keep in the cabinet in an airtight container.

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Gluten Free Cajun Spinach and Salmon Recipe

Here is a homemade cajun mix you can make to keep in the cabinet in an airtight container to use on in kinds of dishes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 80kcal


For the seasoning:

  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoons dried oregano
  • teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the dish:

  • 1 10-ounce bag fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 4 4 ounce salmon fillets
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Hot steamed rice for serving
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


  • Combine all the seasoning ingredients and mix well. Set aside 1 tablespoon for this recipe and store the remainder in an airtight container.
  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker sprayed with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray. Rinse the spinach leaves and place them into your slow cooker insert.
  • Set the salmon fillets on top of the spinach. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and Cajun seasoning. Sprinkle this evenly over the top of the fish. Add the lime juice.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.Serve over hot steamed rice with a lime wedge.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cajun Spinach and Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1171mg49%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1860IU37%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Cajun Dairy Free Dinner Magazine Salmon Slow Cooker Spicy Spinach Stephanie O'Dea
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