BMI-Friendly Sushi Bites

Sushi doesn’t need to be off limits after bariatric surgery. Our Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) dieticians share a low-carb sushi hack, so you can enjoy sushi after weight loss surgery.

Made with salmon, riced cauliflower, avocado and cucumber, these sushi bites pack a punch of protein and healthy fats minus the carbs. It’s a win-win.  

Grab your apron, roll up your sleeves and try making these BMI-friendly sushi bites.  


  • 1 fresh salmon filet (roughly 3 pounds)  
  • 3 tablespoons of softened salted butter 
  • ¾ cup tablespoons of Duke’s mayo, divided use  
  • ¼ cup minced garlic  
  • 1 16-oz package riced cauliflower  
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar  
  • Splenda 
  • Sriracha 
  • 2 packages of seaweed snacks (Simple Truth Wasabi Roasted seaweed snack from Kroger is preferred)  
  • 1 medium English cucumber sliced into strips  
  • 1 sliced avocado 
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce 
  • Everything but the Bagel seasoning to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the salmon filet skin side down on the foil. 
  3. Combine softened butter and 6 tablespoons of mayo and garlic, then spread on top of the salmon filet.  
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until the thickest part of salmon registers 160 degrees on meat a thermometer. Allow it to cool.  
  5. Crumble half of the filet into a bowl and add 6 tablespoons of Duke’s mayo and sriracha to taste (the more sriracha, the spicier it is!) Stir to combine. Reserve the other half of salmon for another use such as salmon croquettes. 
  6. In the microwave, cook riced cauliflower in its package on high for 4 ½ minutes. Empty the bag into a bowl and sprinkle rice wine vinegar on top of rice. Add about ¼ cup Splenda and stir until combined.  

To Assemble:
Place seaweed snacks on a plate and top with a spoonful of cauliflower rice, 1-2 tablespoons of the salmon mixture, 1-2 slices of cucumber, 1 slice of avocado and Everything but the Bagel seasoning to taste. Drizzle it with low sodium soy sauce. 

The nutrition information will vary based on how much salmon mixture is placed on each sushi bite. 

Enjoy and don’t be afraid to branch out with different combinations like shrimp or crab! 


Check more BMI-friendly recipes on our blog for more great foods after weight loss surgery. You can also see our weight loss surgery success stories!

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