Sweet potatoes “buns” are filled with roasted flaked fish, lettuce and tomato for tasty salmon bites you can enjoy anytime!
How cute are these sweet potato salmon bites? I’m not sure if “cute” should be a criteria when deciding what recipes to make, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. These savory bites are made up of all of my favorite foods. Sweet potatoes, check. Salmon, double check (it’s just that good). Tomato, check. Spinach, check (because I eat it almost every day in some form or another).
These bites are snack-worthy, yes, but they’re so much more than that because they’re so filling! They make an awesome after-school snack and, if I’m being totally honest, after I made them, I ate them for dinner. They’re small in size but big in flavor and protein, which I think we can all get on board with.
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These bites take no more than 15 minutes to make. I roasted the sweet potatoes in the oven, which gave me time to prep the salmon. If you have them, use mini skewers to hold everything together. They’re not necessary, but they help hold everything together so the presentation is neat.
Oh, and just a note: they’re really delicious with some avocado added to them. Just saying!
Salmon Bites with Sweet Potato 'Buns'
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 salmon filet, thawed
- 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup lettuce or spinach
- 3 T olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
How To Make It
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Chop sweet potatoes into 1/2″ slices and place on a baking sheet; drizzle 2 tablespoons overtop and place in oven. Cook potatoes for 5 minutes, then flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes.
3. While the potatoes are roasting, cook the salmon. Heat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and place the salmon, skin side down, in the skillet. Cook until both sides are slightly golden and salmon is soft to cut.
4. Once the potatoes are done, remove from oven and set aside on a plate.
5. Once the salmon is done, cut it into bite-size pieces (the “buns”).
6. Stack a piece of salmon, piece of tomato, and 2-3 spinach/lettuce leaves on top of 1 sweet potato slice, and then place another sweet potato slice overtop. Use a toothpick or skewer to hold everything together.
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