Cajun fish on black rice salad


Dive into the vibrant world of Cajun cuisine with this recipe for a Cajun fish on black rice salad. This dish combines the hearty, nutty flavours of black rice with the spicy, zesty flair of Cajun-spiced fish, all dressed up in a tangy vinaigrette. It’s a one-bowl wonder that will tickle your taste buds and provide a healthy, satisfying meal. Packed with protein and fiber, it’s a great option for those seeking a balanced diet.

Ingredients for Cajun fish on black rice salad

For the Cajun Fish:

  • 2 fillets of white fish (400g)
  • 2 tablespoons of Cajun spice mix (30g)

For the Black Rice Salad:

  • 1 cup of black rice (180g)
  • 2 cups of water (500ml)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (150g)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced (150g)
  • 1 cucumber, diced (150g)
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped (20g)

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (30ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (15ml)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation and Cooking Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


This Cajun fish on black rice salad recipe serves 2.

Nutritional Facts for Cajun fish on black rice salad

Per serving, this dish contains approximately:

  • Calories: 520
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Fiber: 8g

Instructions for Cajun fish on black rice salad

1. Rinse the black rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
2. In a medium-sized pot, add the rice and 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
3. While the rice is cooking, pat dry the fish fillets and season them with the Cajun spice mix.
4. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add the fish fillets, and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the fish is cooked through.
5. Prepare the vinaigrette by whisking together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
6. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, diced peppers, cucumber, and parsley.
7. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to combine.
8. To serve, divide the black rice salad between two plates and top each with a Cajun-spiced fish fillet.


1. You can customize this Cajun fish on black rice salad by adding your favourite veggies or swapping the fish for chicken or tofu.
2. The salad can be made ahead and refrigerated for a quick and easy meal.
3. Adjust the amount of Cajun spice mix according to your preference for heat.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy your Cajun fish on black rice salad as is for a light lunch or dinner. For a heartier meal, pair it with a side of roasted vegetables or a slice of crusty whole grain bread. The robust flavors of this dish are sure to win you over and leave you satisfied.

Remember, this Cajun fish on black rice salad is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes with its array of vibrant colors. So go ahead and give this recipe a try, and let the magic of Cajun cuisine take over your kitchen.

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