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Maple-Dijon Salmon
with roasted cauliflower and butternut squash

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
This Maple-Dijon Salmon has long been one of our community's favorites. This time we're serving it with warm roasted vegetables on the side.
Smarts: Roast a double batch of butternut squash and cauliflower tonight and Thursday's pita pizzas will come together in a flash.


Maple-Dijon Salmon:
  • Parsley - 2 tsp , chopped
  • Salmon - 1 lb
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 tsp
  • Almond meal / flour - 1/2 cup
  • Foil - for lining pan
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash:
  • Butternut squash - 1 1/2 lbs , cubed
  • Cauliflower - 12 oz , florets
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Parsley - 1 Tbsp , chopped
  • Cranberries, dried - 1/4 cup
  • Pistachios, shelled - 1/4 cup (sub walnuts or pecans)


  1. Squash / Cauliflower - Prep as directed and combine (prep squash and cauliflower for Thursday night at the same time). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Roast squash and cauliflower - Double if making Thursday nights’ meal. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees. Toss butternut squash and cauliflower with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Spread butternut squash and cauliflower out onto a sheet pan. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until golden and caramelized. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Parsley (for salmon and vegetables) - Chop parsley. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Salmon - Divide fish up into number of servings you're making. Rinse and dry fish. Lightly salt and pepper.
  5. Make crust - Melt butter in the microwave (~1 minute should do). Mix butter with mustard, maple syrup, aminos, almond meal, and parsley (portion for the salmon).

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  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.
  2. Line sheet pan with foil and brush with cooking oil. Add salmon and then divide and spoon crust onto fish. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes.
  3. If squash and cauliflower were made ahead, reheat in the microwave. (Reserve half if doubled for Thursday.)
  4. Toss together squash, cauliflower, parsley (portion for the vegetables), cranberries, and pistachios. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. You can add a splash of balsamic vinegar if you’d like a little more tart flavor.
  5. Serve salmon with vegetables on the side. Enjoy!



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