Cajun Smoked Salmon w/ Zucchini Noodles Salad

Ingredients

            1/4 tsp salt/pepper

            1/8 tsp onion powder

             1/4 tsp cayenne (Or use a Cajun spice mix in place of cayenne and paprika)

            5 oz. smoked wood salmon or hot smoked salmon of choice (skin removed and sliced)

            Fresh Cilantro {torn} to garnish

            2 tbsp capers

            I tbsp crushed red pepper Flakes to garnish.

            2 zucchini or 1 zucchini & 1 summer squash {spiralized or shavings)

            1/2 of a red onion, peeled. (I cup chopped)

            1-cup diced/sliced cherry tomatoes

            1 tbsp lemon juice

            Salt/pepper to taste

            1/2-cup paleo mayo or red pepper hummus for egg free option

            1/2 tbsp olive oil

            1/2 tsp paprika

            1 tsp minced garlic

 

Directions:

 

I. Wash your zucchini/squash and cut off stems.

2. Spiralize using a spiralizer or use a peeler to create shavings {larger flat zucchini noodles} for the zucchini pasta. You can also just julienne cut the zucchinis. Place in bowl and pat with paper towel to remove excess water from the noodles. Set aside.

3. Prep/Chop your other vegetables. Mix with noodles.

4. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and pepper.

 

 

 

Next make your Cajun sauce:

I. Whisk together your 1/2 cup paleo mayo or red pepper hummus {if using the hummus, be sure to heat it for 20 seconds in microwave safe bowl to softened before mixing). Olive oil, paprika. garlic, onion powder, cayenne, salt, and black pepper. Taste to see if it's to your liking.

2. Toss the sauce with the zucchini and squash noodles and other vegetables in a bowl.

3. Add peppered or Cajun spiced smoked salmon sliced on top. Add crushed red pepper, capers, and cilantro to garnish.

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