5-minute Broiled Salmon With Curried Cauliflower & Greens

Short on prep, big on flavor.

By Camille Styles

This recipe is from the #CSCleanse. Click here for the entire week’s menu! 

I flip flop on my preferred method of making salmon — and I get a lot of practice, since I make it for dinner at least once a week. I went through a major phase of slow-roasting salmon for all of these justifiable reasons, and I still think that recipe has a lot going for it.

But lately, I’ve been going back to my crispy, caramelized-on-top broiling technique that turns out melt-in-your mouth salmon in literally 5 minutes. 

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Roasted cauliflower tossed with curry spices, crispy chickpeas, and lightly bitter arugula make this a complete meal — full of healthy fat, protein, greens, fiber — basically everything you need to feel really good about life. Or at least dinner.

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Scroll on for the recipe to this 5-minute Broiled Salmon With Curried Cauliflower & Spinach, and let us know if you make it as part of your #CSCleanse week!

5-Minute Salmon with Curried Cauliflower and Spinach

Serves 2

5-minute Broiled Salmon With Curried Cauliflower & Greens

By Camille Styles


  • 2 5-oz salmon fillets, skin removed (I ask the fishmonger to do it for me)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas (if from a can, rinse and drain)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • garnish: cilantro leaves and red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, toss together the cauliflower, chickpeas, curry powder, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
  2. While veggies are roasting, place salmon fillets on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle remaining tablespoon of olive oil over salmon, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Move the veggies to the lowest rack in the oven and turn up the oven to broil.
  4. Place the salmon on the top rack of the oven, about 6-inches from the broiler device, and broil for 4 minutes.
  5. While salmon is broiling, mix together the honey and sriracha.
  6. Remove salmon from the oven and brush with the honey and sriracha mixture. Broil for 1 more minute.
  7. Remove salmon and the cauliflower mixture from the oven.
  8. Toss the cauliflower mixture with fresh spinach and divide between two plates. Put the salmon on top, then garnish with cilantro and red pepper flakes.

Comments (1)

  1. Becci says:

    Spectacular flavor combo and so easy to make. My husband and I loved it! Thank you! -Becci

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