Quick and Easy Greek Salmon Bowl Recipe

Quick and Easy Greek Salmon Bowl Recipe

These Greek Salmon Rice Bowls are light, fresh and healthy and infused with delicious Mediterranean flavor!This healthy Salmon Bowl is quick and easy and full of delicious Greek flavors. Seasoned, pan-seared salmon is nestled over greens and rice with Greek olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh herbs ( like dill or mint) and a dollop of tzatziki.

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 15 minutes



Delicious and healthy Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing. Delicious and healthy Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing. 


Greek Salmon

⭐8–12 ounces salmon (skinless), cut into bite-sized pieces

⭐1/2 teaspoon salt

⭐1/2 teaspoon pepper

⭐1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

⭐1/2–1 teaspoon paprika

⭐1/2 teaspoon Chili flakes (Aleppo or Urfa Biber is good here)

⭐1/2 teaspoon dried thyme ( or rosemary, sage, Italian seasoning)

⭐1–2 tablespoons olive oil



Bowl Ingredients (enough for 2 large bowls)

⭐2 cups cooked rice (basmati, or other cooked grain, or cooked cauliflower rice)

⭐1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half (or sub-cooked beets, diced)

⭐1 cup cucumber, diced

⭐1/2 cup olives- kalamata, or greek

⭐1–2 cups greens – arugula, spinach, romaine, etc.

⭐1/2 cup tzatziki (or hummus) store-bought or homemade

optional additions: fresh herbs (mint, dill or Italian parsley), feta, avocado, micro greens, pickled onions



Lemony Greek Dressing:

⭐1 tablespoon lemon zest

⭐1/8 cup lemon juice

⭐1/8 cup red wine vinegar ( or sub AC vinegar)

⭐1/4 cup olive oil

⭐1 garlic clove, finely minced

⭐1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano)

⭐1/2 teaspoon salt

⭐1/4 teaspoon pepper

optional: 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon capers


⭐Set the rice to cook and make the Greek Dressing (just whisk together in a small jar or bowl).Cut salmon and sprinkle with salt, pepper and all the spices.



Cook Salmon: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, sear the seasoned salmon for a few minutes. Feel free to add more paprika if you want more color. Turn oven to sear the other side. Turn heat off. (See notes for baking.)



⭐Assemble Bowls: Divide the rice (warm or chilled) between bowls. ( Shallow bowls work nicely here.) Divide and arrange the greens, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, salmon (warm or chilled) and a dollop of tzatziki. Sprinkle with fresh herbs, microgreens, avocado, etc, or your choice of toppings.



⭐Spoon a few tablespoons of dressing over the whole bowl, including the salmon.



⭐Feel free to use other fish or tofu, seasoning the same way. Seasoned, pan-seared chickpeas would work too.


⭐If making for a large group, bake the salmon. Toss salmon carefully with olive oil, coating well, then sprinkle with salt and spices. Aim for 3/4 teaspoons salt per pound of salmon. Spread out on a parchment-lined sheet pan, and bake in a 350F oven until cooked through. Broil for a couple of minutes. Salmon can be served warm or chilled.


Serving Size: 1 bowlCalories: 534Sugar: 4.4 gSodium: 1111.3 mgFat: 23 gSaturated Fat: 3.9 gCarbohydrates: 51.3 gFiber: 3.3 gProtein: 32.7 gCholesterol: 60.7 m

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