If you want an easy, tasty and healthy meal for your lunch or dinner, nothing can beat a burrito bowl. These are super easy to throw together to save time, as well as are highly customizable, according to your choice or convenience. For a protein-packed bowl, salmon can be an uncommon but perfect option to add. While seasoned with the right spices, this quick-cooking protein can work wonders to complement your burrito bowl.
Salmon Burrito Bowl
A salmon burrito bowl requires perfectly seasoned and rightly cooked salmon, rice, and veggie toppings of your own choice. First cook your salmon, then just get creative in mixing everything together and making the bowl picture-perfect!
The main ingredients for this meal are salmon, a mixed spice rub, and toppings. Wild-caught Sockeye or Coho salmons are best to use for their taste and bright color. 3-4 oz salmon filets are perfect for the recipe.
To make the spice rub, just add coconut sugar, cumin powder, chipotle powder, paprika, oil, lime juice, and lime zest in a bowl and stir well to combine everything together. This brilliant blend of spices provides a ton of flavor to the entire dish.
Now it’s time to cook the salmon. First, bring the filets to room temperature and pat dry. Then season them with liberal amounts of salt, pepper, and the prepared spice rub. Heat a little avocado or olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Then, cook the salmons for 4-5 minutes per side until they become golden brown in color.
Meanwhile, prepare rice and veggie toppings. White rice, cilantro-lime rice, or cauliflower rice will be great options. Homemade avocado corn salsa, black beans or pinto beans, and pickled onions can work as wonderful toppings.
Lastly, assemble the burrito bowl. First, make a bed of rice. Then add the cooked salmon and avocado corn salsa. Top it with Greek yogurt or sour cream or homemade pico-de-gallo. Then finish the bowl with a final touch of some fresh cilantro and lime slices.