[MEAL KIT] Burmese Salmon Salad with Lemongrass, Cabbage, and Apple

Hi everyone!

I would like to share a recipe of Sunbasket, called “Burmese Salmon Salad with Lemongrass, Cabbage, and Apple”. It is 2 serving size portion, gluten-free, Mediterranean, dairy-free, soy-free, diabetes-friendly, and low carb. To be honest, I didn’t really right this meal kit because flavor of cabbage was not that good and salmon was so so. It was the worst recipe from Sunbasket. I would recomend you changing the cabbage to lettuce. I just posted it just in case if you may like it haha. Let’s get it!


2 tbsp Coriander Seeds

2 Tail Cuts of Skinless Salmon Fillets

1 1/2 tsp Beet Powder

1 Organic Lemon

Half of Cabbage

1 Organic Apple

Lemongrass Paste (Lemongrass + Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Garlic + Ginger + Turmeric)

1 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds

1 tsp Red Chile Flakes (Optional)


1. Prep and cook the fish

  • Crush the coriander seeds.
  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with the crushed coriander and beet powder.
  • In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1~2 tbsp of oil until hot.

  • Add the salmons and cook until lightly browned on the bottom side for about 4 minutes, and turn and cook for about 3 minutes.

2. Make the salad

  • Juice half the lemonm cut the remaining half into wedges for garnish.
  • Cut away any core from the cabbage and coarsely chop the cabbage.
  • Core and thinly slice the apple.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the lemongrass paste, sesame seeds, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of olive oil, and as many chile flakes as you like. Add the cabbage and apple and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Serve

  • Transfer the salad to individual plate or bowl and top with the salmon. Serve with the lemon wedges.

What I liked:

  • It was very simple and quick to cook. It took me about 20 minutes. If you want somthing simple and quick to cook, it would be a great option.
  • Apple was very juicy, sweet, and crispy. It was the best part from the dish.

What I disliked:

  • I had no idea what’s point of the beet powder and coriander seeds. I couldn’t taste any flavor from it. I think they add the beet powder for color, but what is point of it? It seems wasting my money to be honest haha. I recommend you not buy the beet powder and also buy other herbs instead of the coriander seeds or just salt and pepper would be fine.
  • Flavor of cabbage was pretty bad… It would really hard to finish all the cabbages. I felt it is healthy, but definitely not recommending haha. I recommend you add lettuce instead.

I will come back with other meal kits.

Thank you for reading:)


Leave a Reply