Spicy Salmon Bowl

This spicy salmon bowl recipe is quick and easy to prepare and cook and comes together in about 30 minutes! It makes a filling and nutritious lunch or dinner, and is gluten free, dairy free and full of healthy fats from the salmon and vegetables from the spicy slaw. There are many ways to customize your salmon rice bowl to make it taste like a new lunch every day!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Salmon
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, Asian Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For the Salmon:

  • 1-pound salmon, skin removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (toasted or regular)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

For the Spicy Mayo Sauce:

For the Slaw:

  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil (toasted or regular)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Add all of the salmon marinade ingredients together in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the salmon pieces into the bowl and gently toss so they are all coated in the marinade. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes
  2. While the salmon is marinating, mix together the spicy mayo sauce ingredients in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator
  3. Next, prepare the slaw by combining all of the slaw ingredients into a large bowl and stir until all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Set aside
  4. Once the salmon has marinated for at least 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with nonstick cooking oil
  5. Place the salmon pieces on the baking sheet and arrange them so they are evenly spaced apart. Discard the leftover marinade. Bake for 8 minutes, or until fully cooked and flake easily
  6. Optional: in the last 1 minute of cooking, switch the oven to the broiler and let cook under the broiler to get the top of the salmon crispy and caramelized
  7. Once done, build your bowl with the base of rice, green cabbage slaw, salmon, and any optional toppings and then drizzle with the spicy mayo sauce


Optional ingredients to build your spicy salmon bowl:

  • Cooked sushi/sticky white rice
  • Brown rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa or couscous
  • Arugula, spinach, red leaf lettuce
  • Sliced mini cucumbers
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • Nori sheets cut into strips
  • Cilantro, sliced green onions
  • Sliced or diced avocado
  • Matchstick carrots and sliced radishes

Nutrtional facts are based on 1 bowl that uses 8 ounces of salmon and will vary based on additional items you add to yours as toppings or as a base.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 536
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 52 g

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