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Spicy Salmon Bowl

There is something magical about grain bowls. They are perfect for meal prepping and packing up for lunches. All of the components are great on their own, and once they're tossed together, they somehow become even better. This spicy salmon bowl has all of our favorite things, and is by far our favorite bowl to date, even though the Buddha Bowl will always have a place in our hearts!

Prep Time

        Prep time: 20 minutes
        Cook time: 40 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


For the Salmon:

    •    juice of 1 lime
    •    2 tbsps honey
    •    4 x salmon fillets
    •    4 cloves garlic, minced
    •    1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
    •    1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    •    1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

For the Quick Pickled Cucumbers:

    •    1 tsp kosher salt
    •    1 tbsp granulated sugar
    •    3 cucumber, thinly sliced
    •    2 tsps toasted sesame oil
    •    1/2 cup rice vinegar or rice wine vinegar

For the Spicy Mayo:

    •    2 tbsps sriracha
    •    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    •    2 tsps toasted sesame oil

For the Bowls:

    •    sesame seeds
    •    1 avocado, sliced
    •    cooked brown rice
    •    cilantro leaves, torn
    •    1 medium carrot, grated
    •    1/2 red onion, thinly sliced cilantro leaves, torn sesame seeds


  1. For the Salmon: Preheat oven to 350° and line a large baking sheet with foil. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, olive oil, chili garlic sauce, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Add salmon and gently toss to combine. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake until salmon is fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make pickled cucumbers: In a microwave-safe bowl or jar, add vinegar, sugar, and salt and microwave until sugar and salt are dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in sesame oil, then add cucumbers and shake to combine. Cover with a tight-fitting lid or plastic wrap until ready to use.
  3. Make spicy mayo: In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, and sesame oil.
  4. Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with salmon, pickled cucumbers, avocado, carrot, red onion, cilantro, and sesame seeds. Drizzle with spicy mayo.

This great family recipe is thanks to Delish at


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