Purple Cabbage Cups with Flaked Salmon & Avocado

Prep Time

20 minutes

Prep Notes

Green Conehead cabbage works as well. If you can't find Conehead cabbage, other tender cabbage leaves, little gems, or endives can be used as cups instead. No pomegranate? Use toasted pine nuts or pumpkin seeds instead.

Cooking Time

10 minutes


Serves 2 -4


1 (100-140 gr. / 4-5 oz) salmon fillet

2 grapefruits, supremed (juice reserved)

1 large avocado, sliced

1 small bunch (20 gr) cilantro, chopped

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/8 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. chopped chives

Seeds from 1/2 Pomegranate

4 leaves of Conehead cabbage


Preheat oven to 176 C/ 350 F. Place salmon fillet on lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a few pats of ghee or drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until center is just cooked through. (Cook time will vary depending on size of salmon.). While salmon cooks, prepare the salad. Place remaining ingredients (excluding cabbage) in a medium bowl, reserving some cilantro, chives, and pomegranate for garnish. Add a splash of grapefruit juice and toss gently to combine. Gently peel away 4 large cabbage leaves and fill with salad. Garnish with remaining cilantro, chives, and pomegranates. Serve with the salmon on the side. Enjoy!


Katie Schmidt