There are many reasons to add salmon to your weekly meal plan. It’s great for your heart, brain, and general wellness. Plus, it’s delicious! But, having the same old lemon zested salmon filet gets old after a while. So, what’s a new, exciting way to cook up salmon?
Salmon bowls! Salmon bowls are perfect for spicing up your dinner game, because you can add lots of exciting combinations to make your meal even healthier or tastier. (Or both.) These bowls make great leftovers too. Since everything is mixed, it’s easy to pack up, take to work, and warm in a microwave. To help you add a little flavor to dinner time, here are our 16 best salmon bowl recipes:
16 Best Salmon Bowl Recipes
Here’s a delicious and nutritious salmon bowl recipe! This spicy salmon maki bowl combines creamy avocado, sharp cabbage slaw, hearty sushi rice, crisp cucumbers, and heavenly marinated salmon for the ultimate deconstructed delicacy.
But, that’s not all. This dish features a spicy mayo sauce and a crunchy topping made of panko breadcrumbs, toasted sesame oil, garlic powder, and onion powder. And, that cabbage slaw we mentioned? Green onions, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and tamari help make the shredded cabbage sing! Altogether, you have the perfect spicy salmon Maki bowl!
If the bowl above was a little too spicy for your taste, this smoky chipotle bowl with honey should suit you much better. The chipotle roasted salmon is drizzled with a cilantro vinaigrette and served with rice, salted feta cheese, and avocado salad. Oh, and don’t forget that chipotle mayo!
The salmon filets are tossed in olive oil, chipotle adobo, honey, tamari or soy sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Then, they’re placed on a baking sheet and cooked at 450° F. While you have the salmon in the oven, make your salad and mayo. When the salmon is done, chunk it up, and combine all the ingredients. Is your mouth watering yet?
Here’s a salmon bowl recipe that is not only easy, but super fast! This one is done in less than 30 minutes. It’s Paleo, gluten-free, heart healthy, and full of great flavor and texture. The salmon bowl consists of salmon, broccoli, brown rice, edamame, carrots, sesame seeds, shredded cabbage, and green onions.
The teriyaki sauce that brings it all together is made with arrowroot starch, cold water, low-sodium soy sauce, fresh orange juice, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. This sauce is so good, you might find yourself using it for other meals too! It would be tasty on chicken or pork as well.
This salmon bowl recipe is healthy and simple. It is alive with classic Southwest flavors starting with the grilled salmon that’s seasoned with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It’s served with homemade guacamole composed of fresh avocados, red onions, and cilantro.
To finish out this Southwest delicacy, assemble your salsa! You need mangos, black beans, jalapenos, red onions, cilantro, chili powder, salt, and lime. How about that for a summery citrus Southern supper?
Need more gluten-free options? This one is gluten-free and can be modified into a Paleo recipe pretty easily. This is another dish ready in just 30 minutes. You’ll start by whisking together lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, honey, garlic, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cilantro, and salt. Then, you’ll line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the salmon on top. Finally, pour the marinade onto the salmon. It’ll cook at 375° F for 12-15 minutes.
While that’s baking, saute red bell pepper and onions for a few minutes, and cook your cilantro lime rice. Once it’s done, combine the salmon, peppers, onions, avocados, tahini dressing, olive oil, and cilantro lime rice in a bowl. Now, you’re ready to serve!
Here’s a Greek recipe to switch things up a bit! The recipe recommends feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, lemon dill yogurt sauce, and quinoa in your bowl with your marinated salmon. But really, feel free to customize it with any Greek ingredients you like. The marinade of balsamic vinegar, dill, and other spices combined with the yogurt sauce makes this bowl a yummy dish no matter the ingredient combinations!
Citrus and fish are the perfect combination. You absolutely can’t go wrong! Just like you can’t go wrong with this honey and lime salmon bowl recipe. You take the salmon and season it with salt, garlic, honey, and lime juice and bake for 10 minutes.
While that is cooking, you’ll prepare the cherry tomato salsa and cilantro lime brown rice. The salsa has cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and basil. The rice combines brown rice, chopped cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, onion, and garlic. Once each item is complete, mix them all together for a delicious bowl that plays with acidic, sweet, and bitter flavors. Expect a mouth-watering final product.
Love sushi, but don’t love the hassle? Poke bowls are perfect for getting your sushi fix without the chopsticks and rollers! For this enticing sushi combination, combine salmon, carrots, onions, cucumber, avocado, and sesame seeds.
You’ll use tamari or soy sauce with rice wine vinegar and avocado oil for the dressing. Finally, the recipe includes quinoa for added protein and nutritional value! If you like other veggies in your sushi, don’t be afraid to mix them in as well.
Here’s a light, but hearty Mediterranean quinoa salmon bowl that is great for meal prep! The salmon is soaked in a lemon-herb marinade, and tossed with the tastiest ingredients. Inside the bowl with the salmon is garbanzo bean salad, quinoa, mixed greens, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and homemade tzatziki! Yum! Yum! Yum!
Miso Salmon is a classic Japanese dish that sings with toasty garlic flavor. If you have some miso salmon leftover, or want to take the dish to the next level, make it into a bowl. Add kale, carrots, cooked edamame, steamed brown rice, fried shallots, and white sesame seed. Then, drizzle with sesame dressing. This makes for a rich and savory meal that your tastebuds will surely love.
Pescatarian, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and full of flavor! What’s not to love? This rice bowl is ready in just 15 minutes, so it’s the perfect weeknight dinner or quick lunch break meal! The salmon is seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, ground cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
The spicy mayo is made with mayonnaise, sriracha, tamari, and maple syrup. (Sweet and spicy, anyone?) Once you have the sauce and the salmon, you assemble your bowl using oil, white rice, sliced cucumber, avocado, jalapeno, green onions, and sesame seeds. So simple. So tasty.
Okay, enough with the healthy food, right? What about some good old southern barbeque? This smoky salmon bowl starts with salmon rubbed with a mixture of olive oil, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, brown sugar, and salt.
That bakes in the oven while you make mango avocado salsa. The salsa isn’t just mangos and avocados, though. It has refreshing cilantro, sharp red onion, spicy jalapenos, sweet honey, and sour lime juice. This bowl is an explosion of flavor that will not disappoint your dinner guests!
What is harissa? Harissa is a hot chili pepper paste perfect for a salmon marinade when combined with garlic and tahini. For this bowl, take your salmon and mix it with roasted chickpeas, white rice, cucumbers, red onions, and chopped parsley. We love that this one has traditional and unique flavors mixed into one exciting bowl!
Who doesn’t love one sheet pan dinners? This one isn’t only easy to cook and easy to love, it’s easy to look at with a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of bright garden veggies. The bowl includes sweet potatoes, zucchini, red bell peppers, asparagus, olive oil, and arugula/spinach. For added flavor, the bowl is drizzled with the earthy, garlicky taste of quality pesto. If you weren’t hungry before, we bet you are now!
Here’s a combination you probably haven’t tried. Salmon and blueberries! Both foods are nutrient dense and complement each other’s natural flavors beautifully. The blueberry salsa also includes red onions, jalapenos, Fresno chilis, lime juice, maple syrup, and sea salt.
Meanwhile, the salmon is seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Once combined, add power greens, avocado oil, cider vinegar, and forbidden rice. Each one of these ingredients has its own combination of health benefits, making this not only tasty, but super good for you.
Here’s a Mexican-inspired salmon bowl that’s ready in 30 minutes. First, put your salmon on a baking sheet and use lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic, and cilantro for the seasoning. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Once it cools, chop it up!
Then, combine your salmon with warm brown rice, sliced tomatoes, avocados, raw onions, lettuce, and your other favorite fiesta vegetables. Add more cilantro, stir together, and enjoy!
If you want to switch things up with your seafood entrees, try a delicious salmon bowl recipe!
Salmon bowls combine exciting flavors into a deconstruction seafood delicacy that’s great for a weeknight meal, a weekend feast, or a meal-prepped workday lunch. Follow one of these quick and easy recipes, or make your own combination mixing your favorite flavors. Salmon is super versatile, so you can make any number of scrumptious concoctions!
If you need more inspiration, definitely check out our blog for more ideas. And, if you want your recipes to really sing, make sure you grab some high-quality ocean-farmed salmon from Oshēn Salmon. It ships directly to you guaranteed 7 days fresher than the competition. Our salmon filets will take your dish to the next level. Let’s get cooking!