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This glazed hoisin and sesame salmon bowl is a delicious low-carb meal idea, served on a bed of cauliflower rice.

close-up of glazed hoisin and sesame salmon in a bowl with chopped avocado, carrots, cauliflower rice, and lime wedge

I’m loving this salmon! Quickly marinade it, add some more hoisin sauce and some sesame seeds, broil it, and voila! Absolutely delicious.

Make it into a meal with the cauliflower rice, spiralized carrot, creamy avocado, and scallions.

A squeeze of fresh lime juice and extra hoisin sauce (if you want!) makes this even more tasty.

bowl of low-carb hoisin sesame salmon with avocado on a bed of cauliflower rice

I don’t know about you, but winter is really starting to get to me, so I have been trying harder to bring some light and color into my life through food. Cheerful and healthy meals like this help (temporarily, anyway). I was in Vegas last week, and when we left it was +21C (that’s 70F). When the plane landed here, it was -21C (that’s -6F). Brutal.

So I’m sitting here all grumpy-like since it still hasn’t warmed up much. Apparently this weekend is supposed to be significantly warmer. It better be.

glazed salmon with hoisin and sesame seeds in a bowl with cauliflower rice, avocado, and a fork

How do you deal with the winter blues? I pop vitamin D pills like they’re candy (jk, one a day) and count down ’til my next vacation. Sigh.

glazed hoisin and sesame salmon bowl in a bowl with avocado and cauliflower rice

Anyway, I hope you like this low-carb salmon salmon dinner recipe! Hopefully it will cheer you up if winter’s getting to you too! 🙂

Oh, and if cauliflower rice ain’t your thing, by all means substitute with rice-rice.

Made this glazed hoisin and sesame salmon bowl? Leave me a comment below!

low-carb hoisin salmon bowl with avocado, cauliflower rice, and a fork

Questions? Let me know!

This glazed hoisin and sesame salmon bowl is a delicious low-carb meal idea, served on a bed of cauliflower rice.
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Hoisin and Sesame Salmon

Quick & easy broiled salmon with an amazing hoisin sauce glaze on a bed of cauliflower rice.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Marinade time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 pieces (or one larger piece) fresh salmon
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • Sesame seeds to taste


  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For serving:

  • 1 large carrot spiralized (or ribboned or julienned)
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 scallions chopped (green parts only)
  • Lime wedges
  • Extra hoisin sauce (optional)


  • Add the marinade ingredients to a large ZipLoc bag along with the salmon. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • When salmon is about half way through marinating, you can start to prepare the other ingredients. To make the cauliflower rice: add cauliflower florets to a food processor and process on low speed until it reaches the consistency of rice or couscous. Add to a skillet on medium heat with olive oil and a bit of salt. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes (stir occasionally) or until it reaches your desired tenderness.
  • Start to prep the carrot, avocado, and scallions. You can finish prepping them while the salmon cooks.
  • To cook the salmon, turn your oven broiler on high and move the rack to the top. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up. Take the salmon pieces out of the marinade and discard it. Add about 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce to the top of each piece of salmon (spread on evenly with a spoon), and then sprinkle each piece of fish with sesame seeds. Broil the salmon for 10-12 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork. Timing really depends on the thickness of the fish, so be careful not to overcook it.
  • Once the salmon is cooked, assemble the bowls and enjoy immediately. Serve with lime wedges and extra hoisin sauce if desired.

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  1. JoeyB says:

    4 stars
    I made this last night. The marinade was great. I gave it about 45 minutes. I made the cauliflower, as well. It is a good combination. I was not able to broil the salmon for that long, it started to burn very quickly and could not cook through. I have an infrared broiler and I didn’t even place it close to the broiler. I wound up having to finish it by baking at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. I think for most people if would work better to bake at 400 or 425 until you get your desired doneness, then give it a quick broil for carmelizing.

  2. Tracey Trimble Moon says:

    Great dinner option and not left feeling heavy afterwards!

    1. Natasha says:

      I am so happy you liked it, Tracey! šŸ™‚

  3. Taylor @ The Girl on Bloor says:

    Funny, I have some salmon in the freezer I’ve been dying to use up but I find it hard to dress salmon up the way I like. I love the sound of salmon and sesame. Add in cauliflower rice and avocado?! This is practically my low-carb dream!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Taylor! Let me know if you do try it. I seem to go through phases with salmon. I’ll make a few salmon dishes then get sick of it for months!

  4. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    This will definitely cheer me up Natasha! Prettiest salmon I ever did see! Can’t wait to get this on the menu!

    1. Natasha says:

      Aw thank you! Have a lovely weekend. ????