Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

These teriyaki salmon bowls come together quickly for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal. Bake the salmon and broccoli on a sheet pan, then serve in a bowl with rice, veggies and creamy avocado.

Let’s talk about this heart-healthy dinner recipe you’ll want to make time and time again – teriyaki salmon with roasted broccoli, freshly grated carrots, red cabbage and creamy avocado.

I love the combo of flavors in this bowl – from sweet and savory to crunchy and fresh. This meal is really simple but tastes like something you could order at a restaurant!

An overhead photo looking at a bowl of rice topped with a filet of teriyaki salmon, broccoli, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, green onion and sliced avocado. There are two chopsticks resting on the bowl.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Loaded with flavor and packed full of heart-healthy ingredients.
  • Perfect for a weeknight meal when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
  • The salmon and broccoli are roasted together on one sheet pan for easy clean-up.
  • Salmon is packed with long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce inflammation and blood pressure. It’s a great source of protein and has a ton of key vitamins and minerals. Studies have linked salmon to protecting brain health, reducing heart disease and weight control. (Source)
Ingredients measured out to make teriyaki salmon with rice and broccoli: salmon, green onions, broccoli, red cabbage, lime, avocado, oil, carrots, rice and teriyaki sauce.

Ingredients Needed

  • salmon – you’ll want two 4 oz evenly sized filets of salmon with the skin on. I recommend getting individual filets from your grocer but don’t be afraid of frozen filets, either! Flash-frozen fish can be just as healthy. Just make sure the salmon is thawed if you are using frozen filets.
  • broccoli – for some healthy greens and compliments the flavors.
  • white or brown rice – compliments the salmon and veggies for a complete meal.
  • red cabbage – for a little crunch.
  • carrots – more crunch and added flavor.
  • green onions – I love topping this bowl off with fresh green onions for added flavor.
  • avocado – for some creaminess.
  • lime – drizzle on top to enhance the flavors.
  • sesame seeds or gomasio (optional) – top your bowl off with either of these for a little added crunch.
  • teriyaki sauce – you can easily make your own sauce with avocado oil, low sodium tamari or soy sauce, maple syrup (or honey), garlic, apple cider vinegar, and fresh ginger. To save time you can pick up a store-bought teriyaki sauce/marinade. I love the San-J Teriyaki sauce brand.

How to Make Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

A mixing bowl containing teriyaki marinade.

If you’re making homemade teriyaki sauce, start by whisking together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

A small baking dish containing 2 salmon filets resting in teriyaki marinade.

In a shallow baking dish, pour 1/4 cup of the teriyaki sauce over the salmon fillets. I like to spoon the sauce over the salmon to make sure each piece is coated really well!! Let the salmon marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to four hours.

While your salmon is marinating, toss the chopped broccoli with oil and a little bit of salt.

Side by side photos of teriyaki salmon and broccoli on a sheet pan, before and after being baked.

Prep a baking sheet by lightly greasing or lining it with parchment paper. Place the marinated salmon skin-side down on one half of the baking sheet and add the broccoli to the other half. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the broccoli is roasted.

While your salmon and broccoli bakes, cook your rice. Then it’s time to assemble! Add rice to the bowl and add salmon, roasted broccoli, cabbage, carrots, avocado, a squeeze of lime and a drizzle of the remaining teriyaki sauce. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds and serve!

An overhead photo looking at a bowl of rice topped with a filet of teriyaki salmon, broccoli, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, green onion and sliced avocado. There are chopsticks resting next to the bowl alongside another bowl just out of frame.

Can You Eat Salmon Skin?

You sure can! The skin contains the same nutrients found in salmon. Just make sure you’re eating high-quality fish from a reliable source if you choose to eat the skin. Of course, it’s a personal preference and you can just slide the flesh off before eating as well!

An overhead photo looking at a bowl of rice topped with a filet of teriyaki salmon, broccoli, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, green onion and sliced avocado.

Variations

The best thing about bowl dinners is that they are completely customizable!

  • Grain – feel free to swap the rice for any grain of choice. This bowl would be delicious with quinoa or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb option.
  • Protein – I used marinated salmon for this recipe but any protein will work! Marinate chicken, tofu or tempeh in the same mixture.
  • Vegetables – the sky is the limit when it comes to vegetables. I like to use vegetables that roast well but aside from that, have at it! Asparagus, carrots, and bell pepper would all be great options.
  • Toppings – I love the toppings I used in this bowl, but feel free to switch it up with different fresh veggies, herbs and/or spices.

How to Store Leftovers

This salmon will keep fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. I recommend reheating in the oven or toaster oven for the best results!

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Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

4 from 56 votes
This teriyaki salmon dish comes together quickly for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal. Bake the salmon and broccoli together, then serve in a bowl with rice, veggies and creamy avocado.
An overhead photo looking at a bowl of rice topped with a filet of teriyaki salmon, broccoli, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, green onion and sliced avocado. There are two chopsticks resting on the bowl.
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Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • cupteriyaki sauce, use recipe below or store-bought
  • 24-ounce salmon fillets
  • 3cupsbroccoli florets, chopped
  • ½Tablespoonavocado or melted coconut oil
  • 1cupcooked white or brown rice
  • 1cupshredded red cabbage
  • ½cupshredded carrots
  • ½bunch green onions, chopped
  • ½avocado, quartered and sliced
  • 1lime, quartered
  • sesame seeds or gomasio, optional

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1Tablespoonavocado oil, or sesame oil
  • ¼cuplow sodium tamari, or low sodium soy sauce
  • ½Tablespoonmaple syrup, or honey
  • 2clovesof garlic, minced
  • 1teaspoonapple cider vinegar, or rice vinegar
  • ½teaspoonfresh ginger, grated or minced

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients for teriyaki sauce to a small bowl and whisk together until combined.
    A mixing bowl containing teriyaki marinade.
  • In a shallow baking dish, pour 1/4 cup of the teriyaki sauce over salmon fillets and use a spoon to make sure each piece is coated. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, but up to four hours. Meanwhile toss chopped broccoli with oil and a bit of sea salt.
    A small baking dish containing 2 salmon filets resting in teriyaki marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF and lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • Place marinated salmon fillets (skin side down) on one half of the prepared baking sheet and add broccoli to the other half. Bake until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily and broccoli is roasted, about 15-20 minutes.
    A baking sheet with two freshly baked teriyaki salmon filets on one side and roasted broccoli on the other
  • Cook or reheat rice while the salmon and broccoli are baking.
  • Grab two bowls, add rice and top each with a fillet of salmon, cabbage, carrots, green onions, avocado, a squeeze of lime and a drizzle of remaining teriyaki sauce. Top each salmon filet with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, if using. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 35gFat: 23gFiber: 10gSugar: 12g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: teriyaki salmon bowls
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    21 comments
    1. Kaitlin Carroll
      January 31, 2022 AT 10:03 pm

      5 stars
      So easy. So delicious! The sauce was simple but added so much to the salmon. I used a peeler to slice the carrots into long flat strands, which turned out great! I used her air fryer salmon method and the fillets turned out amazing!

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 1, 2022 AT 9:31 am

        So glad you loved this recipe, Kaitlin! Thanks for the review and for letting me know what changes you made!

        Reply
    2. Alex
      March 25, 2021 AT 10:30 am

      5 stars
      This was delicious!! So easy and quick, and I love that you can leave it in the oven and not be stuck over the stove.Thank you for helping me find our new favorite salmon recipe!

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 25, 2021 AT 1:02 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Alex!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

        Reply
    3. Luna Regina
      February 17, 2021 AT 10:40 pm

      5 stars
      This is a great, quick weeknight meal. Amazing what you can create in 30 minutes!

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 18, 2021 AT 2:03 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Luna. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

        Reply
    4. Lisa
      December 3, 2020 AT 8:28 am

      5 stars
      My daughter asked for Teriyaki Salmon and this is the first recipe that came up. We followed the recipe exactly (except I added a little extra maple syrup), and used brown rice. It was truly amazing! I couldn’t believe how well the avocado went with everything. I’ll be making this regularly!

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 3, 2020 AT 10:21 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

        Reply
    5. Sylvia Pasiecznik
      November 13, 2020 AT 2:50 pm

      5 stars
      I Love people like you, active , energetic, charismatic etc.
      Keep going girl, we count on you!

      Reply
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