Since starting keto, reinventing favorite recipes has been an interesting endeavor. My husband and I enjoy our weekend brunches, and one of our favorite treats is smoked salmon. Until now, I would have piled it high on a buttery croissant and lied to myself that it wasn’t really doing that much harm to indulge. Now, I will be honest. I have no intention of giving up croissants for the rest of my life, but it’s time to put them in the occasional treat category. So if I’m not going to eat croissants every other weekend, what can I do? My husband is not giving up his smoked salmon with thick slices of toast, and I don’t expect him to. But am I really going to sit there and watch him enjoy scarfing down a savory and succulent pack of smoked salmon while I eat….what? What am I going to eat? NO WAY!!!!! I’m not going down like that. Smoked salmon is one of my all-time favorites, and it’s definitely a part of the keto lifestyle, so the trick is to find a way of enjoying it that is still satisfying but honors my commitment to eating style that is beneficial for me.
Given that the bread factor is the main drawback of our weekend brunch, it has been critical for me to find an alternative to bread that is still satisfying. Sometimes, I’ll opt for a bed of leafy greens and forget the bread altogether, but other times, I just want what I used to eat That’s where cauliflower bread comes in.
Cauliflower bread is not really bread at all. It’s a combination of cooked cauliflower drained and mashed (more or less) with egg and cheese holding it together. It is entirely possible to make it homemade, but I have been lucky enough to find a version at Whole Foods (not an endorsement). They have only one brand, Outer Aisle (again, not an endorsement because I ain’t getting paid at this point). I find it much easier to just buy what’s available because I’ve tried making cauliflower bread, and it was a pain in the you know what.
You can find out more about Outer Aisle products at http://www.outeraislegourmet.com/. They have a store locator. The cauliflower thins are only net 1 carb per serving. Bingo! Low-carb “bread”. This bread absolutely does NOT taste like the fluffy bread you’re used to. But it does taste good, and when you’re trying to adopt a new way of eating, it’s nice to have options. I highly recommend that you toast it until it is crispy, which in my toaster is oven takes about 5 minutes.
OK, enough of my going on. Here’s the recipe.
The Keto Macros – Smoked Salmon Toast with Avocado Mayo
Flour free | No sugar added
- Calories – 113
- Net Carbs – >1g
- Fat – 5.4g
- Protein – 9.2g
Scroll down for full nutrition label.