Ready for another DAMN GOOD recipe to start your week off right? I know I am! And this time, I’ve got a savory, healthy dinner recipe that’s perfect for two people (hello date night in!) and only takes right around 45 minutes from start to finish.
I wanted to do something a little different to use up the last Alaskan caught wild salmon filets in our freezer, so I thought, why not make a chipotle style burrito bowl — but with salmon instead of chicken or steak. A few jazzed up ingredients later, like sofrito rice, and delicious, heart-healthy salmon taco bowls were born.
Similar to my damn good tahini cookies and damn good peanut butter cake, you know if I’m calling it DAMN GOOD, then you know it’s gotta be out of this world delicious.
Everything you’ll need to make salmon taco bowls
These damn good salmon taco bowls are filled with delicious sofrito rice, perfectly seasoned salmon, and all of the toppings your heart desires. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Salmon: because this recipe serves 2, you’ll need 2 wild salmon filets that are about 6oz each.
- Taco seasoning: we’re using my famous homemade taco seasoning to perfectly season the salmon filets.
- Rice: I like to use jasmine or basmati rice because it turns out super fluffy and delicious. You’ll cook the rice with warming spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric & garlic powder.
- Sofrito: what makes the rice extra special is that you’ll also cook it in a homemade sofrito, which is a sauce used in Hispanic cooking. Read more on it below!
- Toppings: what’s a taco bowl without delicious toppings?! I like to add avocado, hot sauce, Greek yogurt, green onion and a squeeze of lime juice.
Customize your taco bowls
Here’s what I can recommend for ingredient swaps in these salmon taco bowls:
- Choose a new protein: feel free to use 2 6oz chicken breasts or 1 lb shrimp instead of salmon filets. You’ll add the taco seasoning the same way, then you can bake or grill the chicken, and bake, grill or cook the shrimp in a skillet!
- Swap your grains: instead of jasmine rice, you could also use brown rice or quinoa. Please note that you’ll need to cook brown rice longer according to the directions on the package, but quinoa should work with the same cooking time.
Want to make it vegetarian?
This recipe would also work well with tofu! To swap the salmon for tofu:
- Cut your tofu block into 2×3″ rectangular strips to bake or grill your tofu, or cube your tofu to bake or pan fry it.
- After cubing or cutting your tofu into 2×3″ rectangular strips, toss it in the taco seasoning until each cube or strip is well coated.
- Then grill it with these tips, bake it at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes flipping halfway through, or pan fry the tofu until it’s golden brown on all sides.
What is sofrito?
In Spanish, sofrito means sauce, and it’s very traditional when it comes to Puerto Rican foods. My version is a mixture of garlic, onion, green bell pepper, cilantro and tomato sauce. Some do it with fresh tomatoes and culantro, but this is how I normally make it.
Tips for making the homemade sofrito rice
I’m pretty much obsessed with the flavors in this sofrito rice (and you will be, too.) Here’s how to make it super fluffy sofrito rice:
- First saute your onion, green pepper, cilantro and garlic for just about 2-4 minutes. You’ll want to make sure they are all VERY FINELY DICED. This is important.
- Then you’ll add in tomato sauce, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic powder, salt and pepper and simmer until sauce comes together (this is the sofrito!)
- Next, you’ll add in water, bring it to a boil, stir in your rice, and reduce the heat to low to cook it right in the pot for 15-20 minutes.
- Lastly, you’ll remove the pot from the heat, stir the rice with a fork and place the lid back on for 20 more minutes to allow the rice to steam. The rice will be fluffy and perfectly seasoned to make the perfect base in these salmon taco bowls.
How to cook the perfect salmon in the oven
My absolute favorite way to cook salmon so that it’s moist, flavorful and stays together is to bake it right in the oven. In this recipe, you’ll time your salmon just right to go along with the fluffy seasoned rice that goes in the bowl. Cooking the perfect salmon is easy! Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Generously season your salmon. In this recipe you’ll use an incredible, homemade taco seasoning with coconut sugar, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, a pinch of cayenne and salt & pepper.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and grease lightly with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.
- Place marinated or seasoned salmon skin side down on baking sheet.
- For every inch of thickness, bake for 15 minutes. My salmon is usually perfect around 18 minutes. Flake salmon with a fork and serve!
Pro-tip: always err on the side of undercooking rather than overcooking salmon to keep is nice and moist!
Looking to grill your salmon?
You can! Get all of my tips & tricks for grilling perfect salmon with this guide.
More ways to use this taco seasoned salmon
One of the best parts about this recipe is that not only can you use the homemade taco seasoning as a marinade for things like chicken (and even tofu!) but you can cook the salmon according to the instructions and create even more delicious recipes with it. Please note: I recommend doubling the spices for 1 pound of taco meat.
Try this salmon in actual tacos with corn or flour tortillas, scrambled with eggs (sounds strange but it’s amazing!) or in a yummy taco salad like this one for extra protein.
More delicious dinners you’ll love
- BBQ Ranch Chicken Quinoa Bowls
- Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole
- Shrimp Brochette Skillet with Poblano Rice
- Sheet Pan Roasted Veggie Tacos (with yummy sauce options!)
- Vegan Mango Black Bean Green Rice Burrito Bowls
Get all of my delicious dinner recipes here!
I hope you love these healthy salmon taco bowls as much as we did! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and rate the recipe. xo!
Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls For Two
Delicious, healthy salmon taco bowls with baked taco seasoned salmon and served with flavorful homemade sofrito rice. Add avocado, salsa, green onion, cilantro and any other toppings your heart desires for a wonderful meal prep dinner for two!
- For the salmon:
- 2 (6 oz each) wild salmon filets
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- For the taco seasoning:
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or just a pinch!)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- For the rice:
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 1/4 cup very finely diced yellow onion
- 1/4 cup very finely diced green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup finely diced cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 3/4 cup uncooked jasmine or basmati white rice
- For serving:
- avocado, sliced
- Greek yogurt
- Salsa or hot sauce
- Diced green onion or red onion
- Lime wedges
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and grease lightly with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray. Place salmon skin side down. Drizzle salmon filets with olive oil and a squeeze of lime juice.
Next, prepare your salmon seasoning mix: in a small bowl mix together the coconut sugar, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Sprinkle your taco seasoning on the salmon. Use your fingertips to rub the seasoning in evenly all over the salmon. Set aside.
Next prepare your rice: add olive oil to a medium pot and place over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add in onion, green pepper, cilantro and garlic. Saute until onions and green peppers soften, about 2-4 minutes. Bring heat to medium-low and add in tomato sauce, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes until sauce comes together. Next, add in water and bring to a boil. Once it boils, stir in rice, cover immediately and reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. After 15 minutes, remove pot from heat, stir rice with a fork and then place cover back on. Allow rice to steam covered for another 10 minutes off the heat.
As soon as you put the lid on the rice (allowing it to steam), it’s time to get the salmon baking. Place salmon in oven for 15-20 minutes or until salmon easily flakes with a fork. Mine is always perfect at 16-18 minutes.
When you are done, pile rice into two bowls, then add salmon filet on the side. Serve with avocado slices, greek yogurt, cilantro, salsa or hot sauce, green onion and lime wedges. YUM. Serves 2.
If you'd like you can use brown rice instead of jasmine, but you'll likely need to cook it for much longer according to the directions on the package.
See the full post for easy ways to customize your taco bowls!
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats
This is a really good dish. I used brown rice cause I prefer them and also made some adjustments like instead of tomato sauce I used salsa. It worked very well. I’ll be making this again!
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Welp… the second we saw this recipe go live yesterday, we knew we HAD to make it for dinner tonight. This may be a new record for me. But this meal is so amazing & so easy.
The salmon is so flavorful and the texture is perfect. The coconut sugar with the spicy herbs is such a great combo. I’m pretty picky on salmon, but I loved it baked actually.
And the rice!!! So flavorful. If you like an extra kick of heat, we added jalepeno (with seeds) to the veggies we sauteed and it gave it a great kick. I also gave the veggies a rough chop and then “pulsed” in the food processor a few times to make sure they were chopped really fine (and save some time).
Basically, make this now 🙂 You’ll love it!
So happy you guys made this one! The perfect weeknight dinner (and love the kick of heat!)
This dish was delish! It’s packed full of flavour with the right amount of spice and freshness. The addition of cilantro, avocado and yogurt made it even better. Thank you for the recipe!
So glad you loved these! The perfect dinner 🙂
This is a first for me; Salmon Tacos?! OMG! The wife/daughter love both! Wait until I surprise them with these! They’ll go crazy! I’ll be a hero! Thanks for the recipe, it will truly be a special treat for my girls! (And me!)
Amazing! So happy you loved this, Chris 🙂 hope the girls do, too!
Any suggestions for what to do with the rest of the tomato sauce if using from a can? thanks!
Check out one of these recipes! https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/ingredient/tomato/
I made this today! I omitted the sugar and drizzled honey on top of the salmon once it was done cooking. I didn’t make the rice, but ate this with some roasted butternut squash and avocado. You were right — it was damn good! Thanks Monique!
Delicious! Glad you loved it!
The perfect salmon seasoning!! The rice complements it really well. So glad I tried it, it will be a staple at our house!
I’m so happy you liked it! That seasoning is my new fav too 🙂
The rub for the salmon..AMAZING. I ended up having extra rub so I plan to save and make again in a few days! I didn’t have everything for the rice mix, but used onions, garlic, and most of the spices. I also used plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Highly recommend for a quick and super healthy meal!
Delicious! This one’s great for customizing 🙂 and the spice rub will be delicious with different recipes!
This looks delicious! If I have a rice cooker, can I just cook the rice and sauce separately and combine once cooked?
I would not recommend it, sorry!
So so delicious! I have been obsessed with AK for years and have never tried this recipe before. The salmon rub was super flavourful and the rice super easy to make! We add some more spice as we like it extra hot 👍🏽👍🏽
Amazing! So happy you loved this one 🙂
I have made this recipe twice now, and will be making it many times over. The only change I have made is doubling it so that we have leftovers for lunch- it actually reheats quite well! The salmon, rice, and toppings are a perfect marriage of flavors and easy to make.
This was fantastic! I only started liking salmon a few months ago and I’m very picky about the flavor but I would make these again in a heartbeat. Only modification I made was using an orange bell pepper instead of green because it was what I had but the rice still had a lot of flavor. Adding this to our go-to recipes!
Amazing! So happy to hear that!
Another great recipe. The combination of spices on the salmon were just perfect. No more boring salmon. And the rice is super easy to make. This meal came together so quick and easy. Love it!
Made this tonight at turned out fantastic. The salmon rub was very flavourful, a bit sweet with a touch of spice. Will definitely be making this again.
So happy you enjoyed!
YUM! The salmon rub was so good! I subbed cauliflower rice and made a tangy slaw to add. Thanks for another great recipe!
That sounds delicious! Glad you enjoyed!
This was totally delicious. I used frozen salmon that was thawed, and you couldn’t tell. A keeper recipe!
Perfect! Such a great dinner.
Thank you for making a salmon recipe that my husband and toddler would eat! I love salmon…them…not so much. I thought a taco flair would do the trick, and it did! Love the little bit of sweetness from the coconut sugar. We used green onion instead of yellow onion in the rice since that was what we had. I think next time I might play around with adding more bell peppers in the rice.
Amazing! I’m so glad everyone loved these!
These were amazing!! The entire family loved this meal. Thank you for creating and sharing😃😋 We didn’t have enough salmon for everyone so I subbed cod for my plate and everyone else had salmon. I can’t wait to make again!
Perfect! Glad everyone loved it 🙂
I love this recipe! Everything about it is so tasty. And I use the rice recipe to make other “bowls” and dishes also.
Love that! So delicious 🙂
Wow this was delicious. I made the rice the way the recipe calls for, so much easier than I expected and so worth the extra steps. I highly recommend, it was delicious. The salmon seasoning was so so good too. This is definitely going into my rotation of dinners!
Perfect! So happy you loved it!
I made these tonight and they were out of this world delish!!! Hubby loved it, said it was better than any restaurant!!! Will def make again!!!
Amazing! So happy to hear that!
The flavor is amazing! I think this may be one of my favorite salmon recipes ever. I put lime zest in the taco seasoning and it worked wonders! Also decided to add paprika and chipotle powder to the rice and it was a nice touch. Nearly tripled the recipe because I wanted to meal prep this for the whole week! Thank you for this amazing dish!
Love it! Perfect for meal prep 🙂
Loved it, especially rice with all the spices. Served it with roasted broccoli. Definitely will make again. Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed!
One of my favorite meals! And most definitely my favorite salmon meal. I make this once a week and when guests come to visit I always make it so they have a chance to try it.
So happy to hear that! One of our favs, too 🙂
I like to call this recipe the “Got me through quarantine” salmon bowls… but “Damn Good” is also very accurate!
Absolutely! Perfect dinner 🙂
This is the best salmon we’ve ever made and the only salmon we make now. Have been having it 1x/week since last summer.
Amazing! So happy to hear that 🙂
Delicious! The flavor is amazing and was a big hit. Thank you Ambitious Kitchen!
So glad you loved it!
This was soo good! A great new way to mix up making salmon with different seasoning/flavor. This satisfied my boyfriends weekly chipotle fix, and I added some extra mixed greens to my bowl so it was a mixed rice / salad bowl. Topping with avocado was perfect! Will make again for sure!
Wow …. this was good. Made it twice in the past week – so full of flavor and super easy clean up. Wouldn’t change a thing, except I love sour cream so used that instead of Greek yogurt. And the salmon was perfectly cooked following directions both times!! Now a staple in my house ☺️ Thank you for this recipe!!
Although I don’t use this recipe in its entirety, the rice is a go-to of mine. I make it weekly for my family (including my infant son, who loves it!). It has just the right amount of spice/flavor and veggies, and it reheats very well. I toss mine in tacos, salads and quesadillas. It’s also just delicious on its own.
Great idea – such a versatile side!
Delicious and easy recipe! I substituted Trader Joe’s quick cooking brown rice for the white rice and it was perfect. Both have the same cooking time so it worked out easily for me. Salmon turned out perfectly cooked.
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed!
Loved this recipe!! Everything turned out delicious. I topped with salsa and plain greek yogurt. Kept me full and happy.
Perfect dinner! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
This recipe is on repeat in our house! Such an easy dinner with amazing flavor!
So happy to hear that!
the whole family loved it!
I’m so glad!
Honestly, I don’t write many reviews but had to leave one for this! The salmon recipe was so so good. I am not usually a big fan of salmon, but loved it with mexican flavors like this. And I always appreciate a quick and easy recipe. Didn’t get to make the rice this time around but will certainly next time I make this!
Love it! Thanks so much for your comment!
This was totally delicious. I stretched the rice to serve 3 by upping the rice to one cup, added a bit more onion and green pepper, and 1/2 cup more water because we had a guest (and an extra piece of salmon). Instead of lime wedges on the side I added lime zest and juice of half a lime to the Greek yogurt for a lime crema. So damn good…thanks for the recipe!
Love it! So glad you enjoyed!
Just made this for dinner and WOW it’s good. We made tacos instead of bowls and have plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Perfect! Love that idea.
We make this almost once a week! Such a simple, tasty dinner. The sweet to spicy ratio of the taco seasoning is perfect!!! Love serving this with TJ’s hot & sweet jalapeños and Greek yogurt.
So happy to hear that!!
I expected this to be good but OMG it was amazinggggg. Everything goes so well together and love this unique take on taco bowls! 100% making this again. Love your recipes always!!
So glad you loved it!!
delicious with so much flavor! prep + prep time was simple and fast. will definitely make this again!
Perfect dinner! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Loved this recipe, made with ingredients I already had and was so easy! Turned out delcious, will definitely make it again! Thanks Monique + team!!!
So happy you enjoyed it, Natasha! Can’t wait for you to try it again <3
This looks awesome and I’m definitely going to try! Just curious is anyone has had any success subbing cauliflower rice? And if so what they did
Hi, Daniella! I think cauliflower rice would be great in here! You just won’t need much liquid since it doesn’t absorb it like regular rice. You can add in your cauliflower rice and maybe just a touch of liquid so it’s not dry, and cook it until it’s done. Hope this is helpful!
This was so good! Exceeded expectations.
So glad you loved this one!!
Amazing! I love that this recipe is perfect for two. It was a hot summer day, so I did the salmon on the grill. I followed the cooking instructions for the salmon very similarly (grill around 400), and put the salmon on a piece of foil on the grill. It turned out great.
So happy that worked out well and that you loved it, Nicole! 🙂
One of my fav receive from AK (and I’ve made a lot!!). Very savory, a huge hit with my bf to!
The salmon is amazing (from the taste test as I’m waiting for my rice to cook). Do you happen to have any recommendations of making the salmon in an air fryer?
Yay!! And no sorry I don’t have an air fryer (yet haha)!
I’ve come back again for this amazing recipe. My finicky family will only eat their Salmon (my favorite fish) this way only. TY so much for such a tasty and simple recipe.
We love this recipe! So much flavor and very easy to make. Definitely a new dinner staple for us.
This recipe is awesome! Super flavorful and perfect serving sizes. I just used pre-made taco seasoning rather than putting it together in the recipe. Definitely gonna make this one of my regular recipes.
This is truly one of my favorite recipes of all time! It’s so delicious and nourishing. It’s in our regular dinner rotation and it’s a family favorite!
Absolutely loved this recipe. I did sub for a pre made taco seasoning by primal palate because I was feeling lazy. The rice was the real show stopper. This is such a simple recipe and even impressed the boyf. He said, “this is the sh*t” lol.
Made this tonight and it was so good! I subbed cauliflower rice and added in some lettuce to my bowl. So delish… will definitely be added into my favorite meal rotation
That sounds amazing — so happy you enjoyed it, Cherine! 🙂
I made this last night and my husband & I loved it! I have never made this kind of rice and it was so yummy! The salmon was very tasty! It re-heated very well for lunch today, which is always a plus 🙂 thank you for another great recipe
I’m so glad!! Glad it made yummy leftovers too 🙂
Holy wow! The salmon seasoning is incredible!! I am trying to eat salmon more often to get more Vitamin D in my diet, but I haven’t found a recipe that I actually like… until now! Super easy and amazing, definitely adding this to my recipe rotation.
I voted for this for the March dinner party and decided to make anyway when another was chosen. Lol. Glad I did! This was absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe and used another commenters tip of pulsing the veggies in the food processor to save time. It took me about an hour all said and done. My kitchen smelled like my grandmas while making the rice 😋 My husband said it tasted as good as a restaurant and my 1.5 year old asked for more of the rice (she didn’t love the salmon).
So glad you tried it anwyays!! And happy you loved it, it’s one of my fav dinners these days!
Loved this dish, even though there is a long list of ingredients, it was straight forward and delicious.
Next time I would not include the sugar or the tomato sauce as it made everything slightly sweet. I prefer a more savoury dish. Also I would prepare the seasoning, then do the veggies for the rice, then when you put the lid on the rice pan, I would put the taco seasoning on the salmon and into the oven – the seasoning sunk into the salmon rather than being a topping.
I’m so happy you loved it, Alison! Good to know about the sugar; totally fine to nix it! And feel free to do that with the seasoning 🙂
*gasp* Be still, my trembling heart…
That looks amazing. I’m going to try it.
YAY I’m so excited for you to try it! Enjoy!
Insanely good. Perfectly sweet and spicy seasoning on the salmon, and the rice is the perfect side. I could eat this every week!
Ahh I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you!
Stunning. This was amazing and really easy to prepare.
I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review — it means a lot 🙂
This was an awesome dish!! I made it tonight for myself – will freeze the second piece of salmon to have later. The spices that top the salmon are similar to another recipe for salmon that I make fairly often. The rice is deee-lish and all of it put together in an antique bowl that came from my mom’s kitchen made for a wonderful, tasty and special dinner! I made it exactly “as advertised,” no substitutions or deletions. Thanks for a great recipe and one that I will incorporate into my rotation!
I’m SO happy you loved it, Diane! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review 🙂
The spice rub on this salmon is incredible. Another great recipe to add to the rotation!
Thank you for sharing amazing recipe, i’ll sure try. looking amazing ,can’t wait
You’re welcome! Enjoy!
Amazing recipe! Perfect for cinco de mayo 🌮 #AKDinnerParty
YAY! Glad you loved this one 🙂
Loved this recipe! #AKDinnerParty is so fun! It makes me branch out and try new things! Sofrito rice was new for me and the spices on that salmon! Yum! Thanks guys! Excited for June’s recipe!
Yay!! I’m so happy you’re loving trying new recipes! Glad that you enjoyed this one ❤️
Made this tonight for #AKDinnerParty and it was delicious! Since the sofrito doesn’t need a whole onion or pepper, I sliced what was left of them and roasted them alongside the salmon with the taco seasoning. They made a great addition to the bowls! Homemade sofrito rice is not that much more effort than plain rice and the results are so tasty, it’s definitely something I’ll be adding to more meals.
I’m so glad you tried and loved it, Melanie! Such a great idea to roast the extra veggies and add them in at the end 🙂 Thanks for coming to the party!
You are so right! This recipe is muy rico!!!!! Muchas gracias!!!!
Thank you so much! Thrilled to hear you loved it 🙂
This recipe is absolutely delicious!! The rice reminds me of something my mom used to make when I was little 🙂 the salmon flakes perfectly and the flavors come together beautifully. I topped my bowl with cilantro, avocado, and some salsa! Yum!
This is truly the most delicious recipe! Doubled it to eat it for two nights. The rice has a delicious flavor and the salmon gets the perfect amount of spice! Added in some romaine as well. #AKDinnerParty
Aw thank you so much!! I’m so thrilled you tried and loved it. Romaine’s a nice addition, too!
My husband made this delicious recipe for us on Mother’s Day. You definitely named it right…it was sooo good! My husband added some Spring mix greens dressed with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt to the bottom of our bowls. We found it to be a nice addition that a added a new texture to the bowl. Also, we didn’t have any yogurt so he substituted chipotle lime cashew cream. It worked well with the other flavors. We will definitely be adding this to our favorite recipes. Thank you!
That all sounds absolutely AMAZING (especially the cashew cream!!) I’m so glad you both loved this one, Susie. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review ❤️
We absolutely love this dish! The rice is such a nice change from our usual plain white rice and the fish is incredibly flavorful. Love to roast some veggies alongside the fish for some extra nutrients. Thank you Monique for another stunning recipe!! #AKDinnerParty
YAY! Thanks for coming to the party 🥳 So happy you guys loved it! And great call to add some extra veggies!
#AKDinnerParty- this recipe took Taco Tuesday to the next level!! I used all ingredients listed, but used brown instant rice and it sped up the process and came out delicious!! Thanks for another fantastic dinner party recipe!
Aw thanks so much, Amy! I’m SO glad you loved it and that the instant brown rice worked well 🙂
So good! I made it with Cajun spiced cauliflower rice and it was so tasty!
So good! I made it with Cajun spiced cauliflower rice and it was so simple and tasty! #AKDinnerParty
Oooh that sounds incredible! Happy you loved it, Kit, and thanks for joining the party! 🥳
Another amazing recipe! So flavorful and delicious! I will definitely be making again!! It was damn good!!
Aw thank you, Amy!! I’m thrilled to hear you loved it.
This was my favorite dinner party recipe yet. The spice rub on the salmon crested the perfect crust for it. I also thought the rice was a great addition. It was very flavorful. I modified using cauliflower rice and thought it still turned out great. #AKDinnerParty
I’m so glad to hear that!! Cauliflower rice is a perfect sub 🙂 Thanks for the review, Siena!
Wow this recipe is so good! The seasoning on the salmon is excellent. Added some sautéed onion, zucchini and bell pepper as well.
I’m so happy you tried & enjoyed it! And those additional veggies sound fantastic. Thanks for coming to the dinner party 🥳
This was so easy to make and great as leftovers as well. Definitely will be adding this to my weekly rotation! #AKDinnerParty
Woohoo!! Glad you loved it, Ariana 🙂
Made this Monique with chicken and quinoa. The flavor profile is the BOMB. I will try it will salmon and rice sometime.
Those are excellent subs! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Julie 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this recipe!! It’s one of my favourites to make because it’s straightforward and doesn’t make a lot of dishes. I have the tiniest excuse for a kitchenette (I don’t even have an oven!) and this has been a go-to because I can make the rice on the stove and the salmon in my toaster oven simultaneously. I also genuinely believe it helped me get over COVID– the salmon’s packed with nutrients and the spice cleared my stuffy nose! Pro tip: when I’m lazy or out of spices, I sub out the chili and cayenne pepper and instead use Trader Joe’s can of diced and fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies for a similar kick!
Yay!! So happy it was easy to put together and that you loved it. And glad you’re feeling better!
While my dish was not as beautifully plated, this was such a flavour packed gorgeous meal! This will definitely become a weeknight staple for us!!
All that matters is that it tastes amazing, right?! Happy you loved it, Melissa!
I made this for the #AKDinnerParty and it was delicious! I would make the salmon again in a heartbeat. The brown sugar in the spice rub made it soooo tasty. The rice was yummy but stuck to the pot, so for a quicker weeknight meal I might just go white rice next time. The salmon has enough flavor all on its own! Thanks for sharing.
Happy you loved the salmon!! And hmm I wonder if the rice was cooked a little too long so the bottom layer sort of dried out and stuck?
Yum! The salmon was SO flavorful; definitely making again. Directions were easy to follow. I used cauliflower rice, but kept the same seasonings and it was delicious! #AKDinnerParty
Yay!! I’m so glad you tried and loved this recipe, Melissa 🙂
Good recipe that was flavorful and a different way for us to have Salmon Sundays. Due to trying to cut back on extra sugar in our diets, I omitted the sugar from this recipe. I added an extra veggie to the meal, but overall, a good choice. We will add this to our regular recipe rotation.
Salmon Sundays! Love that! So glad you enjoyed this one 🙂 Totally fine to leave out the sugar!
Another hit for the #AKDinnerParty! I doubled the rice and plan to have it with some beans for easy light meals the next few days after the salmon is devoured. Thanks for another delicious recipe!
YAY!! So glad you tried and loved it, Liz 🙂 And good idea to serve the leftovers with beans!
Loved this family friendly meal! The salmon is sweeter vs a straight up taco seasoning, which was really different and wonderful! The rice is great too. My 4 year old gobbled it up. We added fresh mango to our bowls…it was a great topping! #AKDinnerParty
So glad the whole fam loved this recipe! And oooh fresh mango sounds INCREDIBLE!
This was excellent! Salmon is my favorite food and this was perfect! I love salmon tacos so this was just what I was looking for. We did use quinoa over rice and it was great!! #AKDinnerParty
Yay!! I’m so happy you enjoyed them, Karen 🙂 Quinoa’s an excellent swap!
My husband and I thought this was excellent! It was so flavorful and easy enough for a weeknight. I will definitely make it again! #AKDinnerParty
Woohoo! Happy you both loved it, Christy 🙂
We make this recipe on a regular basis so we were stoked that it’s the #AKDinnerParty recipe this month! The salmon and rice are so flavorful, come together quickly, and the portions are perfect for two. It’s so good every time. Another winner from AK!
SO glad you love this one and had the chance to make it again!! Thanks so much for joining the party ☺️
I made this the lazy way for #AKDinnerParty using canned salmon (mixed the seasoning into it) and steamed cauliflower rice. The flavors are lovely!
Saw your post in the FB group! Yay! Love the idea of using canned salmon 🙂 And cauli rice is a great option, too. Thanks, Molly!!
Wow, the rice is so delicious and flavorful in this dish! We grilled the salmon and added grilled vegetables (zuchinni, peppers, onions) to our bowls as well. Easy recipe and great for meal prepping. #AKDinnerParty
Yay!! So happy you loved it, Lauren. Great idea to serve it with grilled veggies. Sounds amazing!
Delicious- another amazing recipe! Didn’t have any tomato sauce for the rice but just used a s$!t ton of tomato paste and it was amazing!!
Haha that’s a great idea — happy it turned out amazing, Sarah!
I make this recipe at baseline at least once per week because it’s so amazing!! Was so happy to see it as the recipe of the month 🙂 My boyfriend and I are OBSESSED with it!
Oh I love that it’s already one of your favs! Yay!! Thanks so much for commenting 🙂
This recipe is SO flavorful and unique! I sometimes, I get bored and burnt out cooking salmon. The seasoning rub for the salmon was delicious and paired well with the rice. Ambitious Kitchen recipes are a staple in my household. Thank you for another fantastic recipe!
So happy you enjoyed this one, Danielle. It’s a nice way to switch things up from plain salmon, right?? Thanks so much for coming to the party!
Loved this recipe sooooo much!!! The rice was intimidating to me but turned out so well and was super easy. Ly monique
I’m so glad it ended up being easy and that you loved it, Abby! TYSM! ❤️
This salmon recipe will be my go to recipe! This recipe gave me the confidence that I can cook fish! The basmati with all the add ons were spot on and complimented the spices/lime juice on the salmon so well. Once everything was plated my kitchen table looked like I was at a restaurant! Also an added bonus is that I got 2 dinners out of this and it tastes just as good the next day. #AKDinnerParty
Omg that makes me SO HAPPY! I’m so glad you loved the flavors and that the salmon came out perfect. And yes, love this one for leftovers!!
This was DAMN GOOD! #AKDinnerParty
So glad you think so!! Thanks, Shana 🙂
This turned out so good! If you were like me and were hesitant to try this out; hesitate no longer! The seasoning on the salmon was delicious and was paired perfectly with the rice! #AKDinnerParty
Thank you, Christa!! I’m so thrilled you ended up loving it 🥰 Happy you joined the party!
These really were damn delicious.I was a bit skeptical about salmon + taco seasoning, but it was wonderful. Thanks for doing things outside the box!
Aw thank you! I’m so happy the combo was a pleasant surprise 🙂
This is simply INSANE! Wow! The flavours are so so good! I mean, all the Ambitious Kitchen recipes are delicious (I’ve tried a lot of them!), but this one is something else!
Ahhh I’m SO thrilled you loved this one!! Thank you! ❤️
Sooo good and so easy! This would be a great meal to double or triple for when company is over since you can do prep ahead of time and just throw in oven / start rice. Paired it with jalapeño margs, chips with salsa, and it was the perfect meal! #AKDinnerParty
Totally agree! Sounds like an incredible meal. Jalapeño margs — YUM!!
#AKDinnerParty I’ve made this a couple times. The rub is delicious. My rice got a little crispy following the recipe but my stove runs hot.
Thanks for the review, Carla! Happy you enjoyed the flavors 🙂 And yes it sounds like the heat was probably too high; I’d recommend turning it down next time.
So good!!! The taco seasoning on the salmon was the best. Will definitely make again!
Yay!! I’m so happy you loved it, Emma. Thanks so much for joining the party 🥳
This recipe is amazing! We’ve made it twice and we love it! My husband said 5 star restaurant quality! I didn’t adjust anything except the rice. We use Seeds of change in the microwave bag so I just microwaved the rice, sautéed the veggies the same as directed, added the sauce and spices and then threw the rice in! Easy peasy!
Woohooo! Thanks so much, Michelle. Happy to hear that rice worked well and that you both loved this one!
Just made this last night! It was simple to pull together which is always a huge plus and it was absolutely delicious! The taco seasoning for the salmon was especially amazing. I was missing lime juice and just used lemon which turned out great, excited to re make it with the lime though.
My 11 year old made this for dinner tonight (just doubled the recipe for a family of four) and it is AMAZING. So packed with flavor, we devoured it. Thank you!
Awesome!! SO happy you all loved it 🥰
Very good! I made the rice in an Instant Pot, and it turned out great. So easy!
So happy to hear that, Ana! Thanks so much 🙂
First made this for the AK dinner series and have made it multiple times since. The spice mix for the salmon is delicious and it’s an easy one to put together.
This dish really was damn good! Loved the spices on the salmon, with the sugar almost giving it a candied taste. And the rice was packed with flavour and veggies from the peppers. Greek yogurt and avocado were the perfect garnish to add a layer of creaminess and balance out the whole meal!
Very good recipe! Its a bit time consuming and several steps but the end result is a tasty dinner. I like a veggie heavy dinner so I added extra 1/4 cup bell pepper (red) + spinach + carrot to the rice and it was great! Will make again
This is one of my FAVORITE things to make for weekday lunches. I make the rice and salmon in advance and then quickly throw together day of. There is no issue reheating the salmon so long as you don’t put it in the micro on high. Reduce the power down and heat till thru not scalding.
What I also LOVE about this recipe is how adaptable it is. Don’t have tomato sauce? Use a tablespoon of tomato paste with a little water added. No salsa? Chop up some tomatoes and red onion instead. There are truly no rules.
Today I had a bit of a mango leftover from breakfast and thought hey why not. The actual question is why have I not done this sooner! The sweetness adds a brightness that blew this dish out of the water! Especially with the lime and cilantro. I think pineapple would do the same.
This was one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever made! And I cook a lot! Will definitely save this one for “special occasion” meals for two! We savored every mouthful. Worth the time it takes to put together! Used Jasmine rice but want to try it lower carb next time!
Ahh this makes me so happy! Glad it turned out amazing 🥰 I think cauliflower rice would be great in here!
These are damn good! Loved the spices, especially the kick from the cayenne, and the creamy avocado. I had some leftover coconut rice so I served my salmon over that.
This salmon bowl is absolutely delicious and a new favorite!! Thanks!!
The best! Glad you are enjoying this recipe ❤️🙂
These taco bowls actually were SO damn delicious! I doubled the recipe for my family and everyone loved this dish – even my two kids (11 and 13). I followed it exactly. Topped it with guacamole, sour cream, green onions, cilantro, and hot sauce. We all said this is a keeper!
Yummm this sounds amazing!!! So happy you and the fam are loving this recipe ❤️🙂
“Damn Good Salmon Taco Bowls”….so yummy ,my husband not a big fan of salmon but he totally love this taco bowl !I will definitely making this again ! thank you !
YES! This is the best, I am SO glad you are both loving this recipe ❤️
You’ve done it again – another amazing recipe! I really have to work hard to incorporate salmon in my diet because I generally find it fishy. Prepared this way, it was so delicious and probably one of the best ways I’ve tried it honestly. The rice was also delicious. Instructions were perfect!! Thank you, thank you <3
Aw thank you – this means so much! Glad you loved this recipe ❤️
Outstanding! An explosion of flavours in your mouth!!.
This is my go-to meal!!! The salmon seasoning is so delicious and pulls it all together