This salmon bowl is easy to make and one of the most delicious meals I’ve eaten in a while and I had pizza last week. You can make this satisfying healthy dinner low-carb / keto.
There…3 words I never thought I’d put together in a sentence or a blog post title: Mediterranean salmon bowl.
This is so freaking good.
Well, if you like salmon, if you don’t like salmon, like my weird brother in law, then this recipe obviously will mean nothing to you and you will ignore it until it hysterically cries.
It is cruel, but we’re grown ups and we’ve got to be honest. And if I’m honest, since I found out I’m vitamin D deficient, because I live like a book worm or a lab rat, seriously tell me a name of an animal that stays indoors for days…I decided to start eating salmon 2 times a week. I haven’t been that consistent, but I’m feeling better.
8oz/ 250g salmon filet
1 tsp basil, dry
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup broccoli florets
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup lettuce, chopped
2/3 cup purple cabbage, chopped
handful basil leaves
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 Tbsp lemon juice
10 olives, pitted
2 tbsp hummus or low-carb hummus
Rub the salmon with the dried basil, crushed red pepper flakes, and 1 clove garlic. Let it sit like that for a few minutes while you’re making the broccoli and the salad.
For the salad chop the cabbage and massage it in a bowl with the lemon juice. Then add the lettuce, basil, olive oil, feta cheese and 1 clove of minced garlic. Mix everything well together and add salt and pepper if needed. I didn’t need to do it, because the feta was very salty. You can also make the hummus, if you haven’t made or bought any.
For the broccoli, I chopped the florets and stirred them for 2 minutes in a non-stick pan with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Then I turned off the heat and covered with a lid for a few minutes.
After that, I took out the broccoli and added the salmon to the same pan, because I don’t want to wash 3 pans for one meal. I cooked it at medium/medium high and covered with a lid, flipping half-way through. Now, you can use whole salmon filets, I had cut mine into a few chunks as you can see in the pictures. After 6-7 minutes the salmon is ready and you can start arranging the bowl.
At the bottom, we put the salad, then add the olives, hummus, broccoli and in the middle the salmon. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy. This recipe makes 2 servings.