15 Salmon Bowl Recipes That Will Keep You Nourished and Energized

Salmon is beloved by many (even those who otherwise loathe fish), but the same old lemon-kissed fillet gets boring after the hundredth time. Luckily, exciting salmon bowl recipes are on the rise, thanks to TikTok foodies and Emily Mariko’s viral riffs on the dish. There are, of course, countless ways to zhuzh up salmon (we’re partial to Mariko’s choice of Kewpie mayo, soy sauce and sriracha), though to spare you the tyranny of choice, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite remixes that are bound to spice up dinnertime.

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1. Antoni Porowski’s Salmon And Spinach Rice Bowl With Green Tea Broth

This beauty is extra soothing, thanks to the soul-warming broth. It’s inspired by ochazuke, a Japanese dish that calls for pouring hot green tea over rice.

2. Salmon Noodle Bowls With Chili-yuzu Relish And Pickled Radishes

Feel free to substitute whatever veggies you have in the fridge. Carrots and cucumbers pickle like a charm, while steamed broccoli and edamame would work wonderfully as toppers.

3. Wild Alaska Salmon And Smashed Cucumber Grain Bowls

Chewy, nutty farro stars as the base for this hearty meal, but you could easily swap in quinoa, rice or millet if you’d prefer. Might we suggest eating the bowl alfresco, when the weather permits, alongside a glass of Chardonnay?

4. Salmon Bowl With Farro, Black Beans And Tahini Dressing

Bring on the plant-based protein and fiber. Every ingredient in this meal aims to keep you nourished and satiated, down to the avocado garnish.

5. Hemp And Walnut Crusted Salmon With Broccoli And Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

Here’s a dinner worth bragging to your doctor about. Not only does the fish offer loads of heart-healthy omega-3s, but so do the hemp seeds and chopped walnuts.

6. Salmon And Fennel Dinner Salad

Instead of a generous bed of grains, pearl couscous is tossed in with cabbage, fennel and herby yogurt dressing in order to let the veggies shine.

7. Instant Pot Coconut Salmon With Fresh Herbs And Lime

Picture flaky, tender salmon steam-poached in turmeric-spiked coconut milk, crowned with fresh basil. All that’s missing is a mound of jasmine rice and your coziest bowl.

8. Tiktok Salmon Rice Bowl

Chow down Emily Mariko-style with this mix of shredded salmon, rice, avocado and kimchi drizzled with soy sauce, Kewpie and sriracha. Scoop the goods up with roasted seaweed snacks for extra flavor and texture.

9. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl

Even your picky kids will have no complaints about this sweet-and-savory 20-minute dish. Use store-bought teriyaki marinade to save yourself some time and effort.

10. Sesame-ginger Salmon Bowl

A rainbow of textures (and colors) awaits in this nutritious bowl. We’re talking soft spring greens, crisp root veggies, crunchy wonton crisps, fluffy rice and tender salmon.

11. Dijon Butter Salmon Rice Bowls

We’ll be topping all our seafood with quick-pickled ginger and radishes, thank you very much. (And we’ll be adding red onions to the mix, too.)

12. Furikake Salmon

Complete with shiitake mushrooms, sauteed cabbage, avocado slices and chopped scallions. For the uninitiated, furikake is a nutty, savory seasoning that typically boasts dried seaweed, sesame seeds, salt and MSG. (We love it on popcorn.)

13. Sheet Pan Blackened Salmon Bowl With Potatoes And Avocado Goddess Sauce

We’ll be dragging each and every forkful through a pool of tangy cilantro-basil yogurt sauce (even the briny feta cheese).

14. Curried Salmon Rice Bowl

It only takes 35 minutes to pull off this warming weeknight wonder. Chickpeas make the dish extra filling, but there’s always room on our plate (and in our stomach) for toasted naan.

15. Miso-glazed Salmon With Gochujang Rice

Sure, the umami-laced glaze on the fish is well worth writing home about. But we’ve fallen pretty hard for the rice too, which gets a spicy facelift courtesy of Korean red chile paste.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...