If you love salmon and Asian flavors like soy sauce and Sriracha, you will love this Salmon Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli! There is just of touch of spiciness from the Sriracha and chili garlic sauce. This Salmon Buddha Bowl recipe makes a great weeknight meal or meal prep for your lunch or dinner ahead of time to save time during the week.

salmon buddha bowl with shredded carrots, roasted broccoli

Ingredients in this Salmon Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli

  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – A great way to add flavor with less sodium, low sodium soy sauce is the base of the marinade for the salmon.
  • Chili Garlic Sauce – Another flavor booster in Asian cuisine adds some spice to the marinade.
  • Honey – Using honey balances out the spice of the marinade.
  • Salmon – Well, it wouldn’t be a salmon buddha bowl without it. Salmon goes well with the other ingredients in this recipe!
  • Sriracha – Adding a little sriracha to mayonnaise makes a great sauce to add to the salmon. The sriracha mayo is a mild level spice, but you can add more if you like it more medium or hot.
  • Brown Rice – You can use instant brown rice or even my favorite Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice that cooks in the microwave in just 3 minutes.
  • Broccoli – Roasting the broccoli gives it a crispy texture that pairs well with the tender salmon.
  • Carrots – Add a pop of color and crunch with shredded or grated carrots!
  • Red Onion – For extra flavor, add some thinly sliced onion.
  • Cilantro – Adding a fresh herb like cilantro is perfect for Asian cuisine.
  • Sesame Seeds – Add a little extra texture and flavor by sprinkling some sesame seeds to your salmon nourish bowl.
Ingredients in Salmon Buddha Bowl: salmon, carrot, red onion, soy sauce, sriracha, chili garlic sauce, honey, brown rice, sesame seeds, cilantro, broccoli, mayonnaise

How to Make this Delicious Salmon Buddha Bowl

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the broccoli florets to a large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and drizzle with one tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Roast the broccoli in the oven for 15 minutes.

Raw broccoli on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper

While the broccoli is roasting, prepare the salmon. First, place the salmon on a plate. Then, whisk the soy sauce, olive oil, chili garlic sauce, lime juice, honey, and garlic in a medium bowl. Then spoon the soy sauce mixture onto each salmon fillet to season. You can save any extra marinade sauce to add at the end.

Once the broccoli is ready, flip it over to cook evenly and push it to one side of the baking sheet. Next, add the salmon to the same baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the salmon flakes with a fork.

roasted broccoli and salmon on a baking sheet

Next, prepare the brown rice according to the package while the salmon and broccoli are roasting. Then, make the spicy Sriracha mayo. Mix the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and water in a small bowl. Then shred the carrots, slice the red onions, and chop the cilantro.

Salmon Buddha Bowl ingredients are ready to go to assemble bowl: brown rice, cilantro, red onions, shredded carrots, roasted broccoli, sesame seeds, and sriracha mayo

Now it’s time to assemble your Salmon Buddha Bowl! First, divide the rice between 4 bowls. Then top with the salmon, grated carrots, roasted broccoli, red onion, cilantro, and sesame seeds. And lastly, add the spicy mayo by drizzling over the salmon and vegetables. And if you like even more sauce, use any leftover soy sauce marinade to add even more saucy flavor!

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli
Salmon Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli

Salmon Buddha Bowl Nutritional Benefits

Salmon

A great way to improve your health is by eating salmon because salmon has impressive health benefits! First of all, the nutrition in this delicious fish is astounding. In 3 ounces of cooked salmon, there are almost 19 grams of protein, 82% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin B12, 46% RDA for selenium, 28% RDA for niacin, and 23% RDA for phosphorus. And if the salmon is wild versus farmed, the nutritional content is even higher.

Studies on salmon have shown that due to the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, two servings of salmon or other fatty fish per week is part of a heart-healthy diet. And in cultures that typically eat higher levels of fatty fish, such as Japanese, they have a lower risk of heart disease than Western countries.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a delicious and healthy cruciferous vegetable that is a good source of fiber with 2.4 grams in 1 cup raw. This fiber can help improve gut health, prevent various diseases, and promote weight loss. And broccoli contains multiple vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, K, folate, potassium, manganese, and iron!

Carrots

This super root vegetable not only comes in orange, but it can also be purple, yellow, red, or white. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A with 73% of the RDA and lutein, which promote eye health and can prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. And one half-cup serving has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of fiber. 

Honey

Honey is a popular sweetener to add to beverages and foods for the taste and nutritional benefits. When honey is minimally processed, it contains polyphenols which are potent antioxidants. These antioxidants help to reduce cellular damage from free radicals, promoting premature aging, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Tips

  • For some time-saving tips, you can buy pre-shredded carrots instead of shredding on your own.
  • You can also buy microwaveable brown rice for additional ease. For example, I love using Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice which only takes 3 minutes to cook.
  • If you don’t have brown rice, feel free to use white rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa.

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Salmon Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli.

Salmon Buddha Bowl with Roasted Broccoli

This Salmon Buddha Bowl recipe makes a great weeknight meal or meal prep for your lunch or dinner ahead of time to save time during the week.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 558 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium broccoli heads cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • cup low sodium soy sauce
  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chili garlic sauce
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked

Sriracha Mayo

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons water

Salmon Buddha Bowl Additions

  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • ½ red onion sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add the broccoli florets to a large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Roast the broccoli in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • While the broccoli is roasting, prepare the salmon. First, place the salmon on a plate. Then, whisk the soy sauce, ⅓ cup of olive oil, chili garlic sauce, lime juice, honey, and garlic in a medium bowl. Then spoon the soy sauce mixture onto each salmon fillet to season. You can save any extra marinade sauce to add at the end.
  • Once the broccoli is ready, flip it over to cook evenly and push it to one side of the baking sheet. Next, add the salmon to the same baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the salmon flakes with a fork.
  • Next, prepare the brown rice according to the package while the salmon and broccoli are roasting. Then, make the spicy Sriracha mayo. Mix the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and water in a small bowl. Then shred the carrots, slice the red onions, and chop the cilantro.
  • Now it's time to assemble your Salmon Buddha Bowl! First, divide the rice between 4 bowls. Then top with the salmon, shredded carrots, roasted broccoli, red onion, cilantro, and sesame seeds. And lastly, add the spicy mayo by drizzling over the salmon and vegetables. And if you like even more sauce, use any leftover soy sauce marinade to add even more saucy flavor!

Notes

Tips

  • For some time-saving tips, you can buy pre-shredded carrots instead of shredding on your own.
  • You can also buy microwaveable brown rice for additional ease. For example, I love using Trader Joe’s Jasmine rice which only takes 3 minutes to cook.
  • If you don’t have brown rice, feel free to use white rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa.

Nutrition Information:

558 calories, 42 grams of protein, 25 grams total fat, 32.5 grams carbohydrates, 3.4 grams fiber
Keyword meal prep, salmon
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Dietitian, food lover, and world traveler! Veronica has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years, specializing in clinical and community nutrition. She enjoys wellness, trying new foods, and exploring the globe to learn about different cultures.

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