Honey-Chipotle Salmon with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

This sweet and spicy glazed salmon is sure to satisfy anyone at your table. Swapping in cauliflower rice for traditional rice not only sneaks in a serving of vegetables, it also saves time, as it takes just minutes to cook.

Honey-Chipotle Salmon with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ¼ pounds skin-on wild salmon, cut into 4 pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle in adobo sauce

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)

  • ½ cup frozen diced carrots and peas

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down, and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Combine chipotle and honey in a small bowl and brush on the salmon. Bake until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, 6 to 12 minutes depending on thickness.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and hot, about 3 minutes. Add carrots and peas and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in almonds, cilantro, Parmesan, lime juice and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve the salmon with the pilaf.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
20g Fat
12g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. salmon & 1 cup pilaf
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 497mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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