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Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls

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These macadamia crusted mahi mahi bowls are a delicious low-carb meal that’s vibrant and packed with flavor. I love the quick cucumber avocado salsa which goes great with the nutty macadamia flavor and flaky fish.

This is an easy keto and Whole30 compliant meal as well! Be sure to watch the fish while baking to ensure the topping doesn’t get too dark. You can cover it with foil halfway through baking to prevent it from burning if needed.

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7 grams
Protein26.5 grams
Fat41.2 grams
Calories513 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 21%, fat 73%
Total carbs17.9 gramsFiber10.8 gramsSugars4.5 gramsSaturated fat6.2 gramsSodium314 mg(14% RDA)Magnesium83 mg(21% RDA)Potassium1,238 mg(62% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

Macadamia crusted mahi mahi:
  • 1/2 cup crushed macadamia nuts (67 g/ 2.4 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt salt
  • 2 mahi mahi fillets (225 g/ 8 oz)
Cucumber avocado salsa:
  • 1 large avocado, diced (200 g/ 7 oz)
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber (67 g/ 2.4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper (37 g/ 1.3 oz)
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
Optional ingredients:
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced, added to the salsa (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice, cooked (240 g/ 8.5 oz) + 3.6 g net carbs per serving


  1. Preheat oven to 230 °C/ 450 °F (conventional), or 210 °C/ 410 °F (fan assisted) and line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Mix the crushed macadamia nuts with the spices.
    Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls
  2. Press the fish into the mixture to coat before placing on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden and cooked through. Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls
  3. Place all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix together the salsa ingredients. Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls
  5. Place the fish on top of the cauliflower rice and top with salsa before serving. Serve immediately. Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls
  6. To store, keep fish and cauli-rice separately from the salsa. Both can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Low-Carb Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi Bowls

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Macadamia nuts
1.7 g2.6 g25.4 g241 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Chile (chili) powder, spices (ancho, chipotle, Mexican chile powder)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Mahi Mahi fish
0 g21 g0.8 g89 kcal
Avocado, fresh
1.8 g2 g14.7 g161 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
0.5 g0.2 g0.1 g4 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
0.7 g0.2 g0.1 g6 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
0.7 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Lemon juice, raw
1 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving
7 g26.5 g41.2 g513 kcal

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Lauren Lester

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Comments (2)

May I use hazelnuts instead of macadamia ones?

Yes! If you like the flavour then you can use hazelnuts 😊