Salmon & Avocado on Tapioca Bread Rolls – gluten and grain-free and low FODMAP

Salmon & Avocado on Tapioca Buns – gluten and grain-free and low FODMAPGail Simmons quoteAdriano had to eat early and go out so he cooked for himself and I allowed myself to indulge a little in my favourite things – smoked salmon, avocado and capers. Avocado is on the list of high FODMAP foods, being a polyol (the P in FODMAPs) so this was a test. And I passed with flying colours. No reaction at all. I have been too scared to test any other foods since the garlic debacle but today I took my courage in both hands and fortunately it went well. To finish off the dish I made some tapioca bread rolls I have made before as the base.

Salmon & Avocado on Tapioca Bread Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 bread rolls


    For the bread rolls
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • For the avocado
  • 1 avocado
  • Small pot of sour cream
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Pepper/salt
  • For the assembly
  • Several slices of smoked salmon
  • Sour cream
  • Capers
  • For the assembly
  • Smoked salmon slices


    For the bread rolls
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Pour the water and oil into a saucepan, add the salt and bring to the boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the tapioca flour, mixing rapidly to combine everything well.
  4. Allow to cool a little.
  5. Add the beaten egg and cumin and beat well to mix in.
  6. Add the coconut flour and mix in.
  7. Knead until it forms a ball.
  8. Break into 4 and flatten into patties.
  9. Place on baking paper on an oven tray and bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway.
  10. For the avocado
  11. Mash the avocado and mix all the ingredients together.
  12. For the assembly
  13. Place the rolls on a plate and spread a thick layer of avocado on each one.
  14. Top with several slices of salmon, a dollop of sour cream and scatter over some capers.
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Salmon & Avocado on Tapioca Buns – gluten and grain-free and low FODMAP
One of the recipes from my cookbook, Afternoon Tea, has been featured on the Italian food blog, Oggi pane e salame, domani. It is written in both Italian and English if you want to pop over and have a look. The recipe is here.
Chocolate avocado cookies
And here is an update photo of Dario’s tobacco with him and Alex posing reluctantly in front of it. Apparently a real photographer only needs to take one photograph and it will be perfect. And in my case that had better be the case because my subjects ran away after after one click.
Dario & Alex with tobacco plants

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  1. Glad avocado seems to be OK! I’ve never combined that with capers, although salmon (smoked or otherwise) and capers work wonderfully well together. Dario’s tobacco crop really is coming along! Thanks for the progress report. ;-)

    • The capers give a small sharp explosion of flavour which I love.
      Dario is now drying many of the older tobacco leaves but is having some problems getting the humidity levels just right so they dry but don’t grow mould. It’s a trick balance.

  2. Avocado is always in my kitchen, I love it with salmon as well, such a nice combination.

  3. That salmon and avocado is gorgeous! you are a clever woman.

  4. Yay, so glad avocado passed the test. I couldn’t live without it. These look so pretty and also include a few of my favorites. I’ll have to give them a try very soon. Congratulations on the recipe feature! Such a cute photo of the young couple:) Have a great weekend Suzanne!

  5. I love salmon and capers, and adding avocado just makes it all the better! So glad that things went well!

  6. It’s lovely to see a photo of Dario. My kids have no patience in front of the lens either. You get about 10 seconds before they’re whingeing. What a pretty and colourful dish and I’m so glad there was no adverse reaction xx

    • Thanks, Charlie. I think they will be pleased to have a photographic record later in life but right now it seems like an imposition for them.

  7. Oh, I’m thrilled that you can eat avocado! What a gorgeous dish…such a fantastic combination of flavors!

  8. What beautiful food photography! Can’t wait to read more.

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