This Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl, using quinoa instead of rice and salmon rather than pork or chicken. A flavorful blend of old favorites, like guacamole and cilantro corn join with new deliciousness from Stubb’s Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce.

The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness! (gluten-free)

And so much color- it’s a rainbow of superfoods! I enjoy my meals so much more when they’re bright and vibrant. Superfoods are nutritious foods that have a positive impact on your health, like lowering cholesterol levels, and even helping to reduce the risk of some types of cancer. Tossed into this quinoa bowl, we have a myriad of ultra-healthy flavorful ingredients.

  • Quinoa- A complete protein which contains 8 essential amino acids. High in protein, fiber and gluten-free.
  • Salmon- Loaded with protein and the two blockbuster omega 3s — DHA and EPA — that make us happy, smart and pain-free.
  • Avocado- High in healthy fats that reduce bad cholesterol levels, and raise good cholesterol levels.
  • Bell pepper- Contain valuable nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
  • Red onion- High in antioxidants.
  • Corn- Help to control diabetes, prevent heart ailments, lower hypertension and prevent neural-tube defects at birth.
  • Honey- Liquid gold and a powerhouse of nutrients.
  • Lemon juice- Rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
  • Cilantro- High in antioxidants, and also helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Greek yogurt- Provides important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and protein, which work together to promote strong, healthy bones.
The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness! (gluten-free)

Not only is this salad packed with good-for-you superfoods, but the cooking method I use for my salmon is top-notch. I’ve been experimenting with salmon recipes for years and pan-seared salmon seems to yield the most perfectly cooked fish possible. The cooking method detailed in the instructions of this recipe is for two fillets of salmon, about the size you’ll find pictured at this link.

The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness! (gluten-free)

Stubb’s Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce enhances and brings all of the yummy flavors of this bowl together. I marinated the salmon in the slightly sweet, slightly spicy Sriracha Anytime Sauce and then used the Anytime Sauce along with Greek yogurt and honey to whip up a creamy dressing.

Quinoa is one of my favorite protein sources and it’s a lovely base for this meal because it easily takes on the flavors that it’s paired with. For this bowl of deliciousness, that means honey sweetened, sriracha spiced, with creamy guacamole and mouthwatering “cooked to perfection” salmon.

The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness! (gluten-free)
The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness! (gluten-free)
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Nutrition Facts
Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Cholesterol 64.8mg 22%
Sodium 467.5mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25%
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 33.4g 67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 salmon quinoa bowls
Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness!
Ingredients
  • For the salmon:
  • 1 lb. salmon fillets 2 fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Stubb's Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • For the bowl:
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • guacamole I halved myChipotle copycat recipe.
  • For the sautéed veggies:
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small bell pepper stem and core removed and thinly sliced
  • half a small red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • For the corn salsa:
  • 1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • For the creamy sriracha dressing:
  • 1/4 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Stubb's Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce
Instructions
  1. For the salmon:
  2. Stir Stubb's Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce, honey and lemon in a small bowl. Place salmon fillets in a large sealable baggie, pour in sauce, close baggie and allow salmon to become evenly covered in the sauce. Place in fridge for about 30 minutes or up to one day.
  3. In a nonstick pan, add about ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and heat to medium-high. When the pan is hot, add the salmon, flesh side down and cook for 3 minutes with lid on the pan. Flip the salmon and cook fish all the way through (uncovered), about 5 more minutes. (This timing was perfect- you don't want overcooked salmon and it will continue to cook a bit even after removed from heat.)* Set aside.
  4. For the sautéed veggies:
  5. Return the same sauté pan to the heat and add the oil. Heat over medium-high heat, then add peppers and onions. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until the veggies are cooked and softened. Remove from heat.
  6. For the corn salsa:
  7. Toss all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  8. For the creamy sriracha dressing:
  9. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  10. For the bowl:
  11. Cook quinoa according to package instructions and divide evenly among 4 bowls (about 3/4 cup each). Divide the salmon, peppers and onions, corn salsa and guacamole evenly among the 4 bowls; adding those ingredients on top of the quinoa. Drizzle or dollop a spoonful of creamy sriracha dressing over each bowl. Serve immediately, garnishing each bowl with crushed red pepper and fresh cilantro leaves, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*If your salmon fillets are extra thick, you may want to cook them for 1-2 more minutes.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main

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The Sriracha Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a fun twist on the burrito bowl. A flavorful blend of old favorites joined with new deliciousness! (gluten-free)

Are you a fan of salmon… or want to be? My cooking method seriously makes for the most perfectly cooked salmon. Try my two other salmon recipes, with different seasonings, but the same instructions for cooking. 

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Have you tried Stubb’s Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce or any other Stubb’s products? Find Stubb’s at a store near you, using this handy dandy store locator or order using the Stubb’s online store.

Thanks Stubb’s for sponsoring this post and providing us with the tasty Texas Sriracha Anytime Sauce that made this meal so wonderfully delicious! As always, all opinions are my own.