Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls


Total Time:

40 minutes



We’re back with another incredible bowl… Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls!!

Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls from (@whatsgabycookin)

My love for all things burrito bowls runs deep. I love them with steak, chicken, veggies, carnitas… any of them are fair game. Add to that a salmon burrito bowl and OMG we are in business. Perfectly cooked salmon that’s marinated and seasoned to perfection keep these bowls light and healthy… aka perfect for summer.

These also make the perfect weeknight meal when you’re in a semi-rush to get dinner on the table. A lot of these components can be prepped ahead of time and then just sear the salmon off before you sit down for dinner and voila! Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls all around.

Also just feel free to serve this alongside a big pile of tortilla chips! You’re gonna need them to get the last little remnants of your bowl and then it kinda turns into nachos and NO ONE IS MAD AT THAT!

Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls from (@whatsgabycookin)

More Burrito Bowls for ya…

We now OFFICIALLY have the burrito bowl game covered here on WGC.

Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls from (@whatsgabycookin)

Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls

Imagine your fav burrito bowls but with marinated and seared salmon… PERFECTION.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Servings 4 people


For the Salmon

  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound salmon, cut into 4 equal pieces

For the Bowls

  • 2-3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1-2 whole avocados, cubed
  • 1 cup pico de gallo

For the Cilantro Vin

  • 1 small shallot, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves stems removed (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a large zip-top bag, combine the lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, oregano and red-pepper flakes. Add the salmon, zip the top of the bag and give it a quick shake to combine. Refrigerator for 2 hours
  • Preheat a pan to medium high heat. Remove the salmon from the marinade and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy but not overcooked. Remove and set aside to rest.
  • Combine the cooked white rice, lime zest and juice and cilantro and toss to combine. Make the bowls with equal parts rice, beans, corn, avocado, pico and salmon. Serve with tortilla chips on the side and cilantro vinaigrette.

For the Cilantro Vin

  • combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until super smooth.

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  1. Elizabeth

    Can you clarify? Vinaigrette goes on top or just with chips…seems like a dumb question. Also, in step 1 it seems to mention some ingredients from vinaigrette instead of marinade. Thanks.

    • Gaby

      the salmon gets marinated and then cooked.
      cilantro vin goes on top once you’ve assembled the bowls

  2. Micheline

    Is it possible to substitute something else/another herb for the cilantro? Thanks so much!

  3. Rachel

    5 stars
    Made these for dinner tonight and the whole family LOVED them! The salmon is delicious and the raw corn gives it the perfect burst of freshness & sweetness. YUM!!!

  4. Rosanna Stevens

    5 stars
    I love Burritos so much but I’ll always choose a bowl as i hate getting my face messy when eating haha. This looks dreamy! Rx

  5. Kaitlin

    5 stars
    Incredible! The salmon was so flavorful and perfectly cooked. Amazing flavors!

  6. Maryn Pitt Butler

    5 stars
    Delicious! Great meal when it’s hot and you don’t really feel like cooking!

  7. Joellen

    5 stars
    These bowls were delicious! And I love that it’s another recipe that calls for cilantro vinaigrette! That stuff tastes good on everything!!


    5 stars
    We LOVED this dish!! The cilantro Vin
    Will definitely make this again!!

  9. Emily

    5 stars
    Fantastic, fresh and so easy. This will be added to the regular rotation in our household!