Salmon bowls full of flaky salmon and an assortment of veggies and other accompaniments served over rice make for great lunch or dinner options for the whole family. They are easy to pull together while also being delicious and healthy. All of the components are typically fairly quick to cook or prep so you can treat yourself to a teriyaki salmon bowl for lunch or make colorful honey salmon bowls for the whole family for dinner. They can be easily meal-prepped ahead of time to help you serve up healthy lunches or dinners throughout the week. Whenever you want to serve them, check out these 15 amazing salmon bowls you should definitely make at home.
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The star of these salmon bowls is the honey butter sauce. The bonus is how easy it is to make. Just five ingredients – salted butter, honey, soy sauce, orange zest or juice, and garlic – and this sauce comes together in little more than five minutes. Pour it over your salmon when it is nearly cooked and you are ready to assemble your salmon bowls.
This recipe leaves the accompaniments up to you but suggests spooning your salmon over rice along with things like broccoli, snap peas, snow peas, cole slaw, sliced bell peppers, fresh bean sprouts, or edamame and garnishing with sesame seeds, sliced green onions, avocado slices, and cilantro. And if you like a little spice, add the sriracha drizzle made with mayonnaise, soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil.
These tasty salmon bowls are topped off with a corn and bean salad, cilantro lime rice, and (of course) perfectly cooked salmon filets. Like most salmon bowls, nothing is set in stone with this recipe, so you can substitute other ingredients that you have on hand or go with what you are in the mood for. However, if you do want to go with the original recipe, garnish your salmon bowl with sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
The other great thing about this recipe is that it includes cooking options for your salmon, so whether you like yours baked in the oven, cooked on the grill, or pan-seared, you are covered.
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The teriyaki salmon for these bowls is easily made in the air fryer but the dish feels like something you would get at a restaurant. Instead, you can make it in the comfort of your own home. Plus, the teriyaki sauce is made with a number of ingredients you probably keep on hand in your pantry – soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.
Simply marinade the salmon for 10 minutes. Then cook your salmon for just seven minutes in the air fryer. Now it is time to assemble your salmon bowls with rice, edamame, shredded carrots, cucumber, salmon bites, and some green onion. You can customize your bowl by garnishing it with things like pickled onions, avocado, or sesame seeds.
The crispy salmon in this recipe is seasoned with things in most spice racks – salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, and dried oregano. Then it is cooked briefly in a hot pan. Add it to your bowl with your favorite rice, and top with carrots, scallions, cucumber, and sesame seeds. Add a sheet of nori and a spoonful of salmon roe if you like. The real magic here is the spicy mayo made from mayonnaise, sriracha, and honey. If you like it really spicy, add a few extra dashes of sriracha.
Mix it up with these jerk-spiced salmon bowls with quinoa. Not only are they different due to the jerk salmon and quinoa, these bowls include deliciously roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. These salmon bowls take a little longer than some of the others but they are straight forward and there is nothing complicated about this recipe. It takes time to cook the quinoa and roast the vegetables.
The mango vinaigrette, which you pour over the entire bowl, is the perfect complement to the spiced salmon and roasted vegetables. It comes together easily with mango juice or nectar, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper.
These salmon bowls are inspired by Japanese rice and raw fish bowls. They feature savory vinegared rice that is sticky, tangy, and sweet. The salmon is lightly steamed directly on top of the rice for an easy one-pan meal. Top this delicious dish with coleslaw mix, cucumber, and avocado. Then drizzle it all with a quick homemade vinaigrette that you will want to drizzle on everything from vegetables to salads.
Smoky chipotle roasted salmon with cilantro vinaigrette is served over steamed rice with an avocado feta salad and creamy chipotle mayonnaise in these delicious salmon bowls. At first glance, the ingredients list looks a little long but do not let that scare you away. Each component is easy to make.
One of the yummiest components of this dish is the avocado feta salad. It is so simple and fresh. Avocado, cucumber, cilantro, salted feta, serrano or jalapeño pepper, cumin, a little oil, and both lemon and lime juice come together to make this delicious salsa-like salad. You might love this so much that you will want to make this on its own to eat with chips.
For a unique salmon bowl dinner, try these Salmon Noodle Bowls. The chili-yuzu relish adds a little something special and is worth the time while the quick pickled radishes are easy and add a delicious brightness. These unique salmon bowls are nice because they are adaptable to whatever leftover vegetables you have lingering in the refrigerator. For instance, you can pickle carrots or cucumbers instead of radishes if that is more your style.
Hot or cold, these dijon butter rice bowls are amazing. Start by baking your salmon with a dijon butter spread made with dijon mustard, softened butter, and a few spices. Serve it on top of jasmine rice along with sliced avocado, scallions, thinly sliced radish, a sprinkle of furikake seasoning, and some quick pickled ginger. Furikake seasoning is a seasoning mix typically made with toasted sesame seeds, seaweed, salt, and sugar. It varies from region to region so some varieties may be a little different than others. You can find it in Asian markets and even on Amazon. Or you can make your own!
Everything except the avocado can be prepped ahead of time for these salmon bowls, so they can come together for a quick weeknight meal that everyone will gobble up. For an added kick of flavor pickle some radishes along with the ginger.
If you are a lover of both salmon and chickpeas, this dish is for you. Quick and easy, the salmon is cooked in the oven with a curry olive oil paste. While the salmon is cooking you mix together some creamy coconut chickpeas on the stove. The chickpeas make these salmon bowls extra filling. Serve it atop steamed white rice with fresh herbs and naan to soak up every last bit of this goodness.
Salmon bowls can be made with so many ingredients and accompaniments. These 10 recipes are great starts but you can also throw together a bowl with whatever vegetables you have on hand, your favorite rice or grain, and of course the salmon – cooked whichever way you like best. Quick and healthy, salmon bowls just might become your go-to quick meal from now on.
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