Sesame Salmon Avocado Bowl

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This Sesame Salmon Avocado Bowl is like a salmon avocado sushi roll but easier. This quick and healthy lunch idea is a budget-friendly way to enjoy sushi – unrolled!

Salmon Avocado Bowl

You have no idea how excited I am about this salmon avocado bowl recipe. It combines some of my favorite foods and flavors and it’s super easy to toss together any day of the week. The other reason? It saves me money. And that’s always something to get excited about.

This Sesame Salmon Avocado Bowl is sushi unrolled in a bowl!Click to Tweet

I’ve been a sit-down and enjoy sushi with friends kind of gal for a while. It’s fun to share the different rolls and catch up over a light bite. Since discovering the brown rice sushi rolls at Whole Foods Market a few years ago, they’ve become one of my go-to fast food meals. But lately, I feel like I’ve been helping Whole Foods make rent with the dollars I’ve been handing over for their brown rice, quinoa, grilled salmon avocado rolls. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?.

Salmon Avocado Brown Rice Quinoa Roll

You see. It’s been in the 70s here in Atlanta (though not today). As soon as the weather breaks, I start craving no-cook meals like sushi. Plus, I’ve been incredibly busy and not cooking as often. So, the sushi section just keeps calling me back.

Learning to make this all for myself is how I’m saving a little green this month. One day, I’ll even get a sushi mat and roll my own. One day. When I have time. Yes. I’ll do that. But for now, this sesame salmon avocado bowl tops my list of healthy, easy meals. It’s ideal for meal prep Monday, Sundays, and of course Fish Friday!

Salmon Avocado Bowl

What I save on sushi pales in comparison to what you could score. I’ve teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway to celebrate the month of March and all things nutrition, spring, and green!

Check out the recipe below. But before you go, be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $700 Amazon gift card!  Good Luck! ☘️ (The giveaway ended)

Salmon Avocado Bowl
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Sesame Salmon and Avocado Bowl

This Sesame Salmon Avocado Bowl is like a salmon and avocado roll but easier! A quick and healthy lunch idea, it's a budget-friendly way to enjoy sushi!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: salmon bowl
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Marisa Moore, RDN


Brown Sushi Rice

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup short grain brown rice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • tsp salt

Sesame Salmon

  • 8 oz. grilled or baked salmon
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 roasted seaweed sheets
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Make the "sushi" rice: Rinse the rice and set aside. In a small pot, bring the water to a boil. Add rice and adjust heat to low. Simmer about 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed and rice is tender but not mushy. (If the rice is done but water remains, drain it off.)

    While the rice cooks, combine the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, whisking in between until the sugar and salt dissolve. Place the vinegar mixture in the refrigerator to cool.

    Remove the cooked rice from the heat. Gently stir in the cooled vinegar mixture until fully incorporated. Chill the rice until you're ready to build your salmon avocado bowls.
  • Make the salmon: For this recipe, use leftover salmon or try this for more flavor. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place two 4-ounce salmon fillets on foil atop a baking sheet. Rub the fillets with the toasted sesame oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Seal the foil packet. Bake about 10 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.
  • Pull it together: Add half the rice to each of two small bowls. Top with flaked salmon, sliced avocado, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. I also tore a few pieces of the roasted seaweed to sprinkle over the rice. Serve the bowl with soy sauce if desired. 


When you make this recipe, let me know! Tag me on Instagram @marisamoore.


Calories: 393kcal

17 Comments on Sesame Salmon Avocado Bowl

  1. Blair
    March 3, 2017 at 9:53 AM (2 years ago)
    We've both got salmon on the brain today! This bowl looks amazing -- love the combo of salmon + avocado! Reply
    • Marisa
      March 3, 2017 at 2:21 PM (2 years ago)
      Thank you. It's one of my favorite combos ever! Reply
    • Marisa
      March 3, 2017 at 4:29 PM (2 years ago)
      Thank you, Sara! I really am excited about this recipe. It feels good to be able to make a restaurant/store fave at home! Reply
  2. kelly m.
    March 5, 2017 at 6:41 PM (2 years ago)
    I would buy some new furniture! Reply
    • Marisa
      March 6, 2017 at 5:22 PM (2 years ago)
      Such an awesome prize! I secretly - not so secretly wish I could win it! Reply
  3. sarah s
    March 13, 2017 at 5:25 PM (2 years ago)
    Super yummy looking Sesame Salmon Avocado Bowl recipe will definitely be on my next shopping list. I'm not sure what I would get on Amazon, a couple of options are some bikes for the family, a backup hard drive for the laptop and/or replacement laptop and the rest towards groceries & household items.

    • Marisa
      March 15, 2017 at 8:08 AM (2 years ago)
      Thanks, Sarah! It's such a good giveaway - wish I could win it. Good luck! Reply
  4. Anna Powell
    August 17, 2017 at 10:52 PM (2 years ago)
    Looks awesome. I never knew how to make "sushi rice". Just pinned this. -thanks, Anna

    • Marisa
      August 17, 2017 at 11:11 PM (2 years ago)
      Thanks so much, Anna! It's so easy and a huge money saver! Reply

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