This spicy sushi bowl is a fast and easy weeknight meal that will keep your stomach (and wallet) full. Here’s what makes it a nutritionally balanced meal:
- The star: Salmon is a high-quality protein that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The typical western diet is often lacking in this important essential fatty acid, which is linked to brain health, reducing inflammation, and preventing heart disease.
- The fibre and antioxidants: This bowl is veggie-full! Since most people don’t get enough fibre as it is, it’s so important to add them in any way possible. Enter: this bowl! It is also rich in fibre, which helps regulate hunger levels, blood sugar levels and maintains digestive health.
- PSA: we’re saying “no” to boring and bland food, adding all the flavour there is! After all, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring.
This recipe is so easy to make, it’s sure to become a weekday staple. Here’s what you need to make it:
- 1 lb sushi grade salmon
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp sriracha
- ½ tsp ginger powder
- 1 tbsp hot honey (or regular honey)
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- 1 cup rice, cooked according to package directions
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 3-4 fresh radishes, chopped
- ¾ cup purple cabbage, chopped
- 1 fresh jalapeño, chopped or sliced, seeds removed
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- Using a sharp knife, cut salmon into approximately 1 square-inch cubes. Add to a medium size bowl.
- Add soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, sea salt, sriracha, ginger powder, hot honey and green onions to the salmon bowl. Mix well and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes to marinate.
- Divide the cooked rice into 2 serving bowls. Add ½ the salmon over each bowl and drizzle the sauce over the rice.
- Assemble the bowl with avocado, radishes, purple cabbage, sliced jalapeño, and cucumber.
- Serve with extra sesame seeds, green onions and chipotle mayo if desired.