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This Mediterranean Salmon Bowl is loaded with healthy Mediterranean ingredients. Tender lemon salmon is baked to perfection and added into a bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, olives, feta cheese and fresh herbs. A drizzle of a lemon dressing finishes off this salmon bowl. These work great for lunch or dinner and are easy to put together! 

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl in white bowl.

MEDITERRANEAN SALMON BOWL

I just love fresh Mediterranean inspired bowls like today’s Mediterranean Salmon Bowl, this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl or this Greek Quinoa Bowl

The nice thing with today’s salmon bowl is that it is packed with omega-3s and heart healthy ingredients. 

It is the healthy recipe for a quick lunch or dinner.

The recipe I provide makes four bowls but you can also cut the recipe in half and make two or just make one big salad out of it. 

I often buy my salmon at Heinen’s because they get their fresh seafood from the Pacific Northwest direct overnight.

It is caught, flown overnight and in their stores in less than 24 hours. 

To kick off wild salmon season I am teaming with Heinen’s to share this spring-inspired Mediterranean Salmon Bowl packed full of good-for-you veggies and bright flavors.

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl with spoon.

These Mediterranean Salmon Bowls are great for meal-prep and for an easy weeknight dinner.

You can have the salmon cooked and the veggies chopped and ready to go into the bowls.

Another great option is to substitute the lettuce for a grain to create a grain bowl, like a rice bowl, or just add a scoop of the grains on top of the lettuce.  

Another fun idea is to create a cauliflower rice bowl for a low-carb option. 

In the recipe I give you a simple lemon salmon to add to the bowls but I also will make this Mediterranean Salmon, Pan Seared Greek Salmon or this Honey Glazed Pomegranate Salmon

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS SALMON BOWL RECIPE?

  • SALMON FILLETS
  • OLIVE OIL 
  • LEMON JUICE
  • DILL 
  • LETTUCE
  • TOMATOES
  • ROASTED RED PEPPERS
  • FETA CHEESE
  • OLIVES
  • CUCUMBERS
  • GREEN ONIONS
  • FRESH HERBS

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl chopped in a bowl.

HOW DO YOU MAKE MEDITERRANEAN SALMON BOWLS?

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Arrange the salmon on the baking sheet.

Brush each of the of the salmon filets with the olive oil followed by the lemon juice.

Sprinkle the dill, salt and pepper over the salmon.

Bake the salmon for about 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of your salmon.

I find it is about 10 minutes per 1-inch thickness or until the thickest part of the salmon is 145 degrees F.

Remove the salmon from the oven and flake it into large chucks and set in a bowl.

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl salmon.

Set out four bowls and divided up the lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, cucumbers, green onions and parsley.

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl ingredients in bowl.

Add the chunks of salmon into each bowl.

In a mason jar or small bowl combine the olive oil, lemon juice, spices and garlic. Mix well.

Drizzle the dressing over your salmon bowl. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl with forks.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO SALMON BOWLS?

BEANS: Beans are always a great addition to a bowl like this salmon bowl. I especially love chickpeas or white beans. 

VEGETABLES: When it comes to vegetables in a bowl I love adding whatever is in my fridge. Some favorites are carrots, celery, bell peppers, radishes or mushrooms. 

GRAINS: Grains are also a nice addition to a bowl. They can add protein and whole grains. Try farro, bulgur, quinoa or brown rice. 

CHEESE: I like to use feta cheese but some other options are goat cheese, shredded cheddar or mozzarella or Parmesan cheese. 

HERBS: Fresh herbs take recipes to the next level. Some I like are basil, mint, dill or oregano. 

DRESSING: I added a light lemon dressing with sumac to my bowl but I also love tzatziki, a creamy dill sauce or a Tahini Sauce

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl in white bowl.

IS SALMON HEALTHY?

Salmon is very healthy for you! One serving of salmon, about 4 ounces, is about 200 calories.

It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein.

It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D.

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl with forks.

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Mediterranean Salmon Bowl is loaded with healthy Mediterranean ingredients. Tender lemon salmon is baked to perfection and added into a bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, olives, feta cheese and fresh herbs. A drizzle of a lemon dressing finishes off this salmon bowl. These work great for lunch or dinner and are easy to put together! 

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces salmon, cut in 4 even pieces
  • 3 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

FOR THE SALMON BOWLS

  • 1 - 5 ounce container of Great Lakes Growers Mediterranean Mix Lettuce 
  • 1 pint of Tomz Snacking Tomatoes, Sliced 
  • 1 cup of feta cheese, crumbled 
  • 1/4 cup of roasted red peppers, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup of kalamata olives, sliced 
  • 1/2 of an english cucumber, diced 
  • 5 green onions, green and white parts chopped 
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped 

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite spice {I like sumac, za'atar or paprika}
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Arrange the salmon on the baking sheet.
    4. Brush each of the of the salmon filets with the olive oil followed by the lemon juice.
    5. Sprinkle the dill, salt and pepper over the salmon.
    6. Bake the salmon for about 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of your salmon. I find it is about 10 minutes per 1-inch thickness or until the thickest part of the salmon is 145 degrees F.
    7. Remove the salmon from the oven and flake it into large chucks and set in a bowl.
    8. Set out four bowls and divide up the lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, cucumbers, green onions and parsley.
    9. Add the chunks of salmon into each bowl.
    10. In a mason jar or salad dressing jar combine the olive oil, lemon juice, spices and garlic. Mix well.
    11. Drizzle the dressing over your salmon bowl. Enjoy!

Notes

You can create one big salad for your guests to share. Instead of splitting the ingredients between four bowls you can serve it all in one big salad bowl.

I will often set all of the ingredients out on the table and let my family assemble their own salmon bowl.

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