Chili-Crusted Salmon Bowl arranged artfully on a plate with orange slices on a light wood background

Chili-Crusted Salmon with Fresh Oranges

This Chili-Crusted Salmon with Fresh Oranges has a delicious combination of flavors that makes healthy eating easy!

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Chili-Crusted Salmon Bowl arranged artfully on a plate with orange slices on a light wood background
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Chili-Crusted Salmon with Fresh Oranges

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 696kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • ½ cup black rice
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil , divided
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 12 ounces colored cauliflower florets , from about 2 small heads
  • 5-6 small cloves garlic , peeled
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (6-ounce) fresh salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons dark chili powder
  • 1 cup microgreens or sprouts , such as clover and broccoli
  • 1 navel orange , cut into 8 wedges
  • Sliced jalapeño for serving , optional


  • Combine rice, 1¼ cups water, 1 teaspoon avocado oil, and a pinch of salt in a small heavy-duty pot; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes or until almost all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 more minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower florets and garlic cloves with 2 tablespoons of oil, toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, and roast until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown, 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat the broiler to high heat for about 5 minutes. Line the same baking sheet with a fresh piece of parchment paper; set aside.
  • Evenly coat salmon fillets with remaining 2 teaspoons of oil and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tops evenly with chili powder; season with salt and pepper. Broil in the center of the oven for 13-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
  • Divide salmon fillets between two bowls and arrange artfully along with black rice, roasted cauliflower, microgreens, orange wedges, and jalapeño (if using). To serve, drizzle with juice from orange wedges.


Nutrition Facts
Chili-Crusted Salmon with Fresh Oranges
Amount Per Serving
Calories 696 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 1643mg47%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 127mg154%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* 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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