Cauliflower Gnocchi with Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon & Asparagus

A Kosher Friendly Take on an Italian Classic

We hope we didn’t lose you at Soy Sauce & Maple Syrup. If you were brave enough to click, trust us, you will be rewarded. It seems counterintuitive, but the umami of soy sauce and the sweet of maple syrup play off each other to create a mouthwatering combination. Add in fresh salmon over a bed of our award-winning cauliflower gnocchi and you’ll have a new weeknight favorite.

The Kosher Flavor Wheel

There are five different basic categories of taste. You know sweet, sour and salt. Even if you don’t realize it, you also know bitter—notably the flavor profile of coffee. There is also umami. More common in Asian cooking, umami is defined as a “pleasant savory taste.” Broths, meats and tomatoes are flavors often associated with umami.

Mixing two flavors enhances the other in often unexpected ways. Sweet and salt are a classic combination (ice creams, caramel apples, etc.). Sweet and sour even has its own eponymous sauce. “Sure, sure,” you’re saying, “But bittersweet? Who wants that?” Anyone who adds sugar to their coffee! Now, it only makes sense that sweet and umami pair well together. Don’t believe us? Try this uncomplicated, low-carb recipe for cauliflower gnocchi and salmon. We’ll make a believer out of you yet! 

A Note on Gluten-Free Soy Sauce

Not only is our award-winning cauliflower gnocchi made to be guilt-free, it’s also made to be gluten-free. This low-carb, keto-friendly pasta is great for all types of dietary restrictions. Many of our recipes are 100% gluten-free or easy to adapt for a gluten-free diet.

Soy sauce is typically made from letting a combination of soy and wheat to ferment over a period of time. This means that standard soy sauces (the type used in most restaurants) is not gluten-free. However, there are varieties of soy sauce that are either naturally gluten-free or have been made to be gluten-friendly. Tamari soy sauce is often naturally gluten-free, as is any soy sauce made from rice instead of wheat. Popular soy sauce Kikkoman has a gluten-free sauce that tastes and cooks just like the regular version!


Serves 2

Ingredients for the Salmon:

  • 2 salmon fillets (about 5 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package Dare To Be Different Cauliflower Gnocchi 
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet pan with parchment paper or foil. Grease with cooking spray. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, maple syrup and garlic cloves. 
  3. Place the salmon pieces onto the prepared pan and pour over the soy-maple glaze.
  4. Place the asparagus onto the other side of the salmon pan. Drizzle the asparagus with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes. 
  5. While the salmon bakes, prepare the gnocchi according to package directions.
  6. Once gnocchi is boiled & drained, place into a pan with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes until lightly crisp. 
  7. Serve each piece of salmon with a side of asparagus and gnocchi. Enjoy!

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