Salmon Buddha Bowls with Soy Vinaigrette

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Salmon Buddha Bowls with Soy Vinaigrette
Salmon Buddha Bowls with Soy Vinaigrette


  • Soy Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound wild-caught salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 strip nori, shredded


  1. Combine tamari, mirin, vinegar, and sesame oil in a bowl.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon in oil until it flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Divide rice into four bowls. Place a salmon piece atop each rice portion; add diced avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Drizzle soy vinaigrette over the bowls; sprinkle with sesame seeds and shredded nori.
Mealthy tip:

Salmon is ready when it flakes easily with a fork. You can also use an instant read thermometer to check the fish for doneness. The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F from the thickest part of the fillet.


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Laura Griffin says:

This salmon bowl was really good. I love using the shredded nori! I had some extra strips in my pantry and was glad to put them to use. The soy vinaigrette was also really delicious, perfect for drizzling!

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Greg Jones says:

These salmon bowls were really good. I've always loved the Asian-inspired flavors when making salmon. The soy vinaigrette was a nice addition too, perfect for drizzling.

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Alex Cabral says:

When I think of Buddha bowls, I think of vegan grain bowls. Not sure what the true definition is, but these are definitely delicious. The only thing that was missing for me in this recipe was more veggies, so I added broccoli and carrots.

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DC Cote says:

My one critique, which is in easy fix, is to add more veggies like bell peppers and edamame. It just felt like it was missing something, but once I added peppers and edamame it really helped. The soy vinaigrette was also really good.

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Santana Williams says:

I did shrimp and salmon both, with all the fixings like avocado, green onions, cilantro, and seaweed. I also just used a simple soy sauce instead of the dressing. Thanks for the idea, I really love the way it turned out.