I can’t believe I don’t have more salmon recipes up on the blog. Salmon is one of my favourite fish to eat, and one of my favourite meals in general. I find it to be so flavourful and does not need a tonne of seasonings and adds so much to a simple meal.
As my next salmon contribution to the blog, I kicked it up a notch with this Spicy Salmon Bowl. It is perfect for any meal and even as part of your meal prep. Spicy marinated salmon is paired with rice and topped with mango, cucumber, carrot, avocado and topped with a simple spicy mayo. You won’t be able to get enough of these bowls!
Ingredients in Spicy Salmon Bowls
This dish comes together fairly easily. You’ll start by marinating the salmon using a few simple ingredients before baking it. Make a batch of rice or use up any leftovers, and the rest is very simple.
- Chili garlic sauce: easily found in most grocery stores near the soy sauce
- red pepper flakes: optional if you want a little extra heat
- soy sauce
- 1 lime
- sesame oil
- salmon filets that you will chop into 1 inch cubes
Bowls: Feel free to change up the topping based on what you have available and your preferences
- rice of choice
- Optional other toppings including: roasted seaweed sheets (I recommend not to skip this), sesame seeds, soy sauce
- mayo & sriracha hot sauce, that’s it!
A flavourful and nourishing meal
Salmon is packed with good-for you nutrients and has been widely described as a superfood, making this meal just as nourishing as it is delicious.
- Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation in the body, has a positive impact on cholesterol and heart health, and reduces risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.
- It contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, which is responsible for the pink colour of salmon. Antioxidants may help to reduce risk of cancer due to its protective effect on the cells in our body.
- Salmon is high in protein: Like other types of fish, it is very high in protein and relatively low in calories, making it a great protein option for your meals.
If you like this Spicy Salmon Bowl, you’ll also love other easy meals on my blog like these Greek Chicken Gyros, this Chicken and Feta Sheet Pan Meal, or this Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad.
If you make this recipe be sure to leave a star rating and review below. Enjoy!
Spicy Salmon Bowls with Mango and Rice
- 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes *Omit if you prefer less heat
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 2 large (5-6 oz each) skinless salmon filets, chopped into 1 inch cubes
For the bowls
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 1 mango, diced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1-2 tbsp sriracha hot sauce
- roasted seaweed sheets, cut into ribbons
- sesame seeds
- soy sauce
- Start by marinating the salmon. Mix together all ingredients for the spicy salmon in a medium bowl then add the cubed salmon. Mix well and set aside in the refrigerator to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While the oven preheats prep the remaining ingredients and the spicy mayo.
- Once the oven is preheated, place the salmon pieces evenly spread on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until the salmon is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Build your bowls by dividing the rice, cucumber, carrot and mango between 3 bowls. Top with the cooked salmon, seaweed sheets, sesame seeds and the spicy mayo. Top with more soy sauce if desired. Enjoy!