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Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe (Cream & Milk Free)

The weather outside is frightful, the fire inside delightful. OK, maybe not. I live in South Texas. My kids wore shorts to school yesterday, I ate lunch outside on a patio and if there were a fire inside, I would be meeting some firemen. The good thing about living here is that there is sunshine all year long. The bad thing is that it rarely gets cold for more than a week or two which means that my wonderful winter recipes, meant to warm me from the inside, sit on the cookbook shelf unmade. Like my Easy Salmon Chowder that I adapted from a recipe I saw online. I am craving it. It is rich, delicious, beautiful to look at and full of the Vitamin D and other nutrients I need! It is also easy to make and perfect for those nights when the rest of the country is snowed in!

Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe (Cream & Milk Free) and it's delicious

This year I have learned a lot about getting nutrition from foods I make. This recipe came about because my doctor wanted me to have more Vitamin D in my foods. So, aside from taking my Nature Made® Vitamin D3 2000IU Tablet every morning, I also try to get some Vitamin D from foods. Salmon Chowder is an excellent source!

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Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe (Cream & Milk Free) get your vitamin d

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Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe (Cream & Milk Free) plus Vitamin D

Now onto this super easy recipe.

I found this online on a healthy eating website this year and made some for myself. It was AH-mazing. I don’t eat shellfish so this is a great substitute for creamy Clam Chowder as well. Notice that there is no cream or milk in this recipe which also makes it great for those of us watching our waist line!

Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe
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This Easy Salmon Chowder is creamy and rich in Vitamin D
Recipe type: Chowder
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ⅓ cup chopped carrot
  • ⅓ cup chopped celery
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ cups water1
  • 12-ounce skinned salmon fillet
  • 2½ cups frozen cauliflower florets, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallions
  • 1⅓ cups instant mashed potato flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add carrot and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables just begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add broth, water, salmon, cauliflower and chives (or scallions) and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, maintaining a gentle simmer, until the salmon is just cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Remove the salmon to a clean cutting board. Flake into bite-size pieces with a fork. Stir potato flakes (or leftover mashed potatoes), dill and mustard into the soup until well blended. Return to a simmer. Add the salmon and reheat. Season with salt and pepper.

Doesn’t this look amazing? I am telling you, it tastes amazing as well. It has that rich, creamy, warm chowder texture we all love combined with the nutrients we all need!

Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe (Cream & Milk Free) start with the basics

Make a bowl of this and you won’t care if it is 80 degrees outside or 8 degrees. You will only care that you can curl up on the couch with with this amazing recipe!  Check my blog for more salmon recipes too!

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Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe (Cream & Milk Free) it's delicious

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