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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook or Rest Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Diner Recipes, Gnocchi, Meal Prep, Salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 556kcal
Salmon with Cauliflower Gnocchi



  • Heat two medium saute pans to medium heat.
  • While waiting for the pans to heat up, season the salmon fillets with the lemon pepper.
  • In both pans drizzle 1/4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Then add the salmon skin side down to one of the pans and the gnocchi to the other pan.
  • Allow the salmon to cook for 3-4 minutes with the skin side down.
  • Toss the gnocchi in the olive oil, then cook for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, if you forget to stir, the gnocchi will stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • After 3 minutes add 1/4 cup water to the gnocchi and cover with a lid, allow to cook for about 5 minutes, lifting the lid and stirring every 1 1/2 minutes.
  • After the salmon has cooked for 3-4 minutes, check the skin to ensure it is crispy. Also you should notice that the bottom half of the salmon has changed color to a lighter pink, while the top half is still a darker pink. Once the sink has crisped, flip the salmon over in the pan, turn the heat down to low and allow to cook for 4 more minutes.
    You will know that the salmon is done when the entire fillet is the lighter pink color. If you have a thicker fillet, you can cook it for an additional minute or so on each side. This will ensure the salmon is done. A good cut of salmon can be eaten raw, but most people like their salmon cooked to medium. Medium is a light pink on the outside, flaky on the outside, but still a little moist and a slightly darker pink on the inside.
  • Remove the lid to the gnocchi, and add the butter to the pan. Toss the gnocchi in the pan and add the spinach. Stir gnocchi and spinach together for about 1 minute, then add the sliced cherry tomatoes. Continue to cook the gnocchi mixture for about 2 minutes, stirring almost consistently.
  • Plate the gnocchi mixture in a shallow bowl and top with the cooked salmon. Or portion out in your meal prep containers.
The heathly fats from the salmon mixed with the falvors of the caulflower gnocchi will have you craving more!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Salmon with Cauliflower Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 289
% Daily Value*
Fat 32.1g49%
Saturated Fat 7.4g46%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8g
Cholesterol 83.3mg28%
Sodium 1037.5mg45%
Potassium 339.5mg10%
Carbohydrates 27.2g9%
Fiber 7.6g32%
Sugar 3.1g3%
Protein 32.2g64%
Vitamin A 136.3IU3%
Vitamin C 36.5mg44%
Calcium 31.8mg3%
Iron 10.7mg59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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