Salmon Bowl with Sweet Chile Sauce

This vegetable-packed bowl is drizzled with a homemade sauce that uses pantry staples like vinegar, honey and sriracha.

Photo: Olimpia Davies

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The base of the bowl is zucchini rice and there are a few ways to make it: You can spiral the zucchini and then chop it on a cutting board to rice-sized pieces; you can use the grating disk of a food processor; or you can shred it on a box grater.

Prep Time
30 min
30 min


  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 baby bok choy, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 zucchini, riced (see headnote)
  • 4 6-oz skin-on wild salmon filets
  • ¼ tsp sea salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts


  1. Prepare sauce: To a small saucepan, add orange zest and juice, vinegar, honey, coconut aminos, sriracha, garlic and arrowroot; whisk to dissolve the arrowroot. Heat on medium and bring to a boil; cook briefly, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet on high, heat one-half of oil. Add onion, bok choy and bell pepper; sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, until bok choy is tender. Transfer vegetables to a bowl; set aside.
  3. In same skillet on medium-high, heat remaining half of oil. Add riced zucchini; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a separate bowl; set aside.
  4. Heat same skillet on medium-high. Add salmon, skin side down. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes and then flip, cooking another 4 to 5 minutes until just cooked through, depending on thickness of fish. Transfer to a plate.
  5. To serve, divide zucchini rice, vegetables and salmon among bowls. Spoon sauce over top. Top with cilantro and hemp hearts.

NOTE: If following our Meal Plan, refrigerate leftovers, keeping vegetables, salmon and sauce separate. Reheat and assemble when called for.


Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ½ of recipe
  • Calories 429
  • Carbohydrate Content 22 g
  • Cholesterol Content 80 mg
  • Fat Content 20 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 40 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 389 mg
  • Sugar Content 15 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 11 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 5 g