Last updated on June 29th, 2022 at 03:21 pm
This salmon bowl is easy to make and one of the most delicious meals I’ve eaten in a while and I had pizza last week. You can make this satisfying healthy dinner low-carb / keto by using this low-carb hummus recipe.
There…3 words I never thought I’d put together in a sentence or a blog post title: Mediterranean salmon bowl.
This is so freaking good.
Well, if you like salmon, if you don’t like salmon, like my weird brother in law, then this recipe obviously will mean nothing to you and you will ignore it until it hysterically cries.
It is cruel, but we’re grown-ups and we’ve got to be honest. And if I’m honest, since I found out I’m vitamin D deficient, because I live like a book worm or a lab rat, seriously tell me a name of an animal that stays indoors for days…I decided to start eating salmon 2 times a week. I haven’t been that consistent, but I’m feeling better.
Might also be that this week I started waking up at 5:30 am, doing my clean eating challenge and working out in the morning. Just slap me, I won’t even fight it! I sound so much like an annoying hippie who tells you to breathe when you just want to smash things, but the truth is I am quite desperate right now. I want change, I want a routine that keeps my life together, so I have time for travel and for doing fun stuff. So 5:30am it is, and I actually like it so far (3 days in, adorable).
These aren’t what you’d expect when you think of salmon bowls. Which obviously is something we all do on a regular basis. It goes like: What’s the purpose of life? What if I never find love? Am I a good parent? Salmon bowls?
So why are these salmon bowls different?
1st of all I served these with hummus, which must be a crime in some part of the world and I’m begging you to not tell anyone. Please.
Then I made a salad with feta cheese and purple cabbage, which is another crime, but it helps me eat more cabbage, which is the ultimate goal in life (to your question: what’s the purpose of life
In reality, I made the cabbage salad because it’s in season right now. If it was summer, cabbage would definitely be tomatoes here. So if you don’t want to eat a cabbage salad, you can also make this tomato cucumber salad or this tomato arugula and avocado salad on the side.
And there are other weird things I did to this bowl that you can find in the recipe below, but I must tell you: It’s delicious. And it’s probably one of my favorite recipes on this blog. I just wrote blow instead of
Meal Prep For The Week
If you don’t have much time to cook on weekdays, it’s a good idea to make this recipe ahead. Prepare the salmon, hummus, broccoli and add the olives – these will be good for 3-4 days. Make sure to use airtight meal prep containers.
Add the salad ingredients later, because they do spoil pretty quickly, so don’t make the salad ahead.
This is officially the longest someone has talked. So let’s leave it here and never recap.
Mediterranean Salmon Bowl | Low-Carb / Keto Option
Mediterranean salmon bowl - a healthy easy dinner recipe that is full of flavor, super satisfying and ready in around 30 minutes. To make this low-carb / keto use this low-carb hummus instead of regular hummus.
- 8oz/ 250g salmon filet
- 1 tsp basil, dry
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup lettuce, chopped
- 2/3 cup purple cabbage, chopped
- handful basil leaves
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 10 olives, pitted
- 2 tbsp hummus or
- low carb hummus
- Rub the salmon with the dried basil, crushed red pepper flakes, and 1 clove garlic. Let it sit like that for a few minutes while you're making the broccoli and the salad.
- For the salad chop the cabbage and massage it in a bowl with the lemon juice. Then add the lettuce, basil, olive oil, feta cheese and 1 clove of minced garlic. Mix everything well together and add salt and pepper if needed. I didn't need to do it, because the feta was very salty. You can also make the hummus, if you haven't made or bought any.
- For the broccoli, I chopped the florets and stirred them for 2 minutes in a non-stick pan with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Then I turned off the heat and covered with a lid for a few minutes.
- After that, I took out the broccoli and added the salmon to the same pan, because I don't want to wash 3 pans for one meal. I cooked it at medium/medium high and covered with a lid, flipping half-way through. Now, you can use whole salmon filets, I had cut mine into a few chunks as you can see in the pictures. After 6-7 minutes the salmon is ready and you can start arranging the bowl.
- At the bottom, we put the salad, then add the olives, hummus, broccoli and in the middle the salmon. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy. This recipe makes 2 servings.
Meal Prep Option: this salmon bowl recipe makes around 2-3 servings. You can meal prep it by adding the olive oil and garlic to the salad right when you're going to have it. I like to keep things in separate containers in the fridge and for no longer than 3 days.
Low Carb Option: You can easily make this recipe low-carb or keto by using low-carb hummus instead of regular hummus.
Salad Options: Instead of the cabbage salad, you can also make this tomato cucumber salad or this tomato arugula and avocado salad.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 600mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g
Michelle Schumaker says
This was the best meal I’ve ever made. Seriously, one of my favorites and I will make it all the time now. Thank you!!!
Thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
What is the white sauce that I see in the picture?
Greek yogurt + garlic, I just used it for the picture, didn’t make a huge difference taste-wise for me. In case you want to make it: mix 1 clove of minced garlic with some Greek yogurt and salt.
THANKS. I WAS WONDERING TOO.
Hi! Thanks for the recipe. At what temperature should I cook the broccoli? Thanks for your help!
medium to medium-high for just a few minutes
Gyngr Minchew says
Hey, you know whats good for Vitamin D deficiency? .. The Sun.. you know, that big yellow thing in the sky during the day. I know its hard to go out. I work from home now and have become a hermit and bit of a vampire bat myself. Apparently I have Vitamin D deficiency as well; AND I love salmon (there must be something wrong with your brother-in-law), which is better than the sun anyway. I look forward to trying it. Right now I’m fasting and trolling for food online (just to torture myself, apparently). BUT as soon as I can eat real food again, I will definitely try it.
Question (there is a question within all of my ramblings)… Just wondering what kind of lettuce you use? Iceberg or Romaine or whatever is available? or does it matter?
This is the first time I have enjoyed a food blog intro! Like, ever.
Plus, it was delicious!
Glad you liked it, Jessica!
This was really delicious! I cooked the salmon and broccoli on the grill because it’s summer time, but seasoned everything as the recipe suggests. I make a lot of salmon and a lot of bowls, but my family couldn’t stop saying how much they like this one. Using the crunchy cabbage and lettuce as a bowl base was a refreshing change from grain bowls.
So glad you and your family enjoyed the salmon bowls!
uuuum, how exactly is this dairy free when the photo has greek yoghurt and the recipe has feta cheese?
sure you can exclude it, but also Im disappointed it said dary free and I followed the link and got the recipe and was like…what?
This was really good. It is encouraging me to add more red cabbage to salads. The only thing I might do different next time is season the salmon a little more with salt. I don’t like when foods are oversalted, which is pretty much all restaurant food, but I could use a little on this.
I just found this recipe and I’m so glad I did. We had it for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
This is really delicious!! Going in the rotation for sure. Such great flavor, I was pleasantly surprised that I did not need to add any salt at all, the feta and olives added the perfect amount of saltiness.
Glad you enjoyed it, Wendi!
I just made this and its SO delicious and was super easy! Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve been feeling awful lately so trying some light recipes and this hit the spot perfect!
So glad you liked it, hope you’re feeling better!
Oh my goodness! This is hands down the best salad I have ate in my life! Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for leaving a comment!
Yum! We brought some salmon back from Alaska. Always looking for some new meal ideas.
Made this for lunch this week and loved it! Such great flavors!!
Glad you enjoyed it!
I don’t normally eat fish but this looked like it had enough veg which is what I was really craving. This was so yummy! I used shredded coleslaw mix instead and chopped up the olives and put them in the salad. Salmon and hummus? Who knew such an odd relationship would go so well together!
Glad you enjoyed it! I know it sounds like a weird combination, but I’ve been making it for years now, still love it!
My family loves salmon so I’m always looking for new unique delicious ways to make it. This recipe was amazing & did not disappoint. It was packed with SO much flavour & was a huge hit. Thanks for this, it’s a keeper!
So glad you all loved it, Sabrina!
My husband would love it if I made this for dinner. We have some salmon in the freezer from a fishing trip to use.
Just wondering, is what looks like dressing , actually the hummus or did you use another dressing? Thank you!
that’s a little bit of yogurt garlic sauce, but it was just for some contrast in the pictures of that one bowl, I usually make it without. If you’d like to try it out it’s plain yogurt, some minced garlic and salt. For dairy-free version, this cashew sauce works too. Hope it helps!
Julie Francis says
I literally laughed out loud. You’re so funny! ❤️ Keep on being yourself online. We all need the levity.