For those who want a quick 'how to'

  1. Saute onions, garlic and ginger
  2. Add brussel sprouts and lemon juice and saute until nearly cooked through
  3. Add salmon and stir through
  4. Add chopped spinach and red cabbage and saute until cooked
  5. Dish is ready to serve.

Recipe - Serves One


From the cupboard

  • 1 small can of salmon*
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons coconut oil (Olive oil can be used as a substitute)
  • Coconut Balsamic to use as a dressing

Fresh produce

  • Onion - 1 small onion or half a large onion, sliced finely
  • Lemon - 1 small lemon, or half large lemon, juiced
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, crushed and finely chopped
  • Ginger - 2 cm knob, peeled and grated
  • Brussel Sprouts - 5 - 8 brussel sprouts, washed and chopped in halves, or quarters if large
  • Spinach 1 - 2 cups of spinach roughly chopped
  • Red cabbage - approx 1 cup of roughly chopped



  1. Finely slice onion, crush garlic and grate ginger
  2. Squeeze lemon for juice
  3. Wash and chop vegetables
  4. Open tin and drain salmon

Start cooking

  1. Heat oil in small fry pan
  2. Saute onions and garlic until translucent on low - medium heat
  3. Add lemon juice and brussel sprouts and saute until the brussel sprouts are nearly cooked. (approx 3 - 4 minutes)
  4. Add salmon and stir through
  5. Add spinach and red cabbage, put lid on saucepan and cook on medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes until red cabbage is cooked to your liking.
  6. Add coconut balsamic or choice of dressing - or leave naked - Serve and eat!


  • Servings: One
  • Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
  • Difficulty: Simple
  • Number of ingredients: 9
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Cost: budget (approximately
  • Calories and Kilojoules:
  • Serves of vegetables: 3 (not including ginger, garlic & onion)

Hacks, Substitutions and Modifications

  • More greens: Broccoli would be a great addition to this dish. Green beans, peas, kale and asparagus would also be great additions.
  • More texture: Add chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds to serve
  • Don’t have or like Brussel Sprouts: Broccoli would be a great substitute
  • Don’t have or don’t like Coconut Balsamic: Either don’t add a dressing, or choose one of your liking.


Original blog post with step by step pictures and more detailed description

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