May 3, 2021

Salmon Burrito Bowls

Simple and easy Salmon Burrito Bowls made with tender salmon and all of your favorite toppings. This hearty bowl is easy to customize so can it fit your needs and whatever ingredients you have available.

Easy Healthy Salmon Burrito Bowls

If you need a quick and easy option for lunch or dinner, healthy burrito bowls are always a great option.

Not only are they easy to throw together, they are also highly customizable which means that you can use whatever protein and veggies you have on hand at the time to make them.

While chicken and beef burrito bowls are common, salmon is another great protein option that is often overlooked. Salmon is a quick cooking protein and when it is seasoned with the right spices, it makes for the person healthy salmon burrito bowl!

These healthy salmon burrito bowls have perfectly seasoned salmon, rice, and all of your favorite toppings. Once you cook the salmon you have so many great opportunities to get creative and make these bowls your own!

Watch How to Make These Easy Salmon Burrito Bowls

burrito bowl ingredients

Burrito Bowl Ingredients

This is an overview of the main ingredients in this recipe. See the recipe card for full ingredients and instructions, below.

Salmon: I love using 3-4 oz salmon filets for this recipe!

Spices: the spice rub for the salmon is so good! The powerful blend of spices brings so much flavor to the entire dish.

Lime juice and zest: these two ingredients really help to take the recipe to the next level!

The Best Salmon to Use

My favorite salmon choices to use in any recipe is usually wild caught sockeye or coho salmon. It is relatively easy to find and has a beautiful red color.

salmon spice rub

How to Make the Salmon for Your Burrito Bowls

See the recipe card for full ingredients and instructions, below.

Making perfectly cooked salmon at home is really quite easy once you know the method. I promise after making it once, you’ll want to make it all of the time.

Step One: First make the salmon spice rub. Add the coconut sugar, lime zest, chipotle powder, paprika, oil, and cumin in a small bowl and stir until well combined.

Step Two: Bring the salmon to room temperature and the pat dry. Season the salmon liberally with salt, pepper, and the spice rub.

Step Three: Now it’s time to cook the salmon. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add a little avocado or olive oil to the pan.

Step Four: Cook the salmon 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through. Feel free to add more oil as necessary to keep the salmon from sticking.

Step Five: While the salmon is cooking, prep the avocado corn salsa, and assemble the remaining serving ingredients.

Step Six: Once the salmon is done assemble your burrito bowls. Start with a bed of rice and then add your salmon, avocado corn salsa, Greek yogurt or sour cream, and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

cooked salmon and ingredients

Burrito Bowl Toppings

One of the great things about burrito bowls are all of the toppings. I kept things simple with just avocado corn salsa, Greek yogurt, and cilantro but you could add so many other things to these bowls.

Here are a few great additions to include in your bowl:

salmon burrito bowl with rice and salsa

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I hope you give this Salmon Burrito Bowl a try! They are quick, easy, and so flavorful!

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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Easy Salmon Burrito Bowl

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Scale:
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

For the Salmon

For Serving

Method

  1. Combine the oil, coconut sugar, lime zest, chipotle powder, paprika, and cumin in a small bowl.
  2. Bring the salmon to room temperature and the pat dry. Season the salmon liberally with salt, pepper, and the spice rub.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add avocado or olive oil to the pan.
  4. Cook the salmon 4-5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through. Feel free to add more oil as necessary to keep the salmon from sticking.
  5. While the salmon is cooking, prep the avocado corn salsa, and assemble the remaining serving ingredients.
  6. Once the salmon is done, assemble your burrito bowls. Start with a bed of rice and then add the salmon, avocado corn salsa, Greek yogurt or sour cream, and fresh cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: salmon burrito bowl, salmon rice bowl, chipotle burrito bowl, healthy burrito bowl, homemade burrito bowl, salmon

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    17 comments
  1. This was delicious!!! The avocado corn salsa is a must with this dish, so fresh and flavorful. Will definitely be making again.

  2. I don’t usually leave recipe reviews but this one was so good that I have to publicly sing its praises. So delicious that everyone in my family went back for seconds. The perfect easy, healthy weeknight meal.

  3. I cook a lot using different blog recipes but this is my first review. I just had to say what a perfect recipe this is. I’ll be making this on a regular basis.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jill! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  4. Made these bowls over the weekend and absolutely LOVED them. The textures and flavors are perfect, my husband and I both approve! Also, don’t skip the avocado corn salsa, such a tasty addition!

  5. This was delicious! Make sure you make with the corn salsa—super light and flavorful. Will be making this regularly though-out the summer!

    • Yay! I’m so glad you loved it, Lauren! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  6. I absolutely love all of your recipes!!!!! This has to be the 8th or 9th one I’ve tried. I love to cook and I also love new recipes.
    It’s therapeutic yet challenging at the same time. I am addicted to cooking because It gives me immediate successful results; well usually lol. Anyhow, I am such a fan!!

  7. This was so delicious! Made these for lunch today. So quick and easy and the skin was SO crispy. I am so excited I found this recipe. Will be making this many more times!!

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