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salmon rice bowl
Salmon Rice Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce {GF, DF}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Salmon rice bowl with roasted red peppers is the ultimate feel good dinner meal. Think hearty rice, topped with soft tender salmon, roasted asparagus and zucchini and drizzled with a creamy tahini roasted red pepper sauce. Gluten Free and Dairy Free.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, dairy-free, gluten free, Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 553 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 cup red rice cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pound salmon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 pound asparagus tough end cut off
  • 6 small zucchini cut into thirds lengthwise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers
  • 4 tablespoons tahini (start with 1-2 tablespoons and add more as needed)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons water optional - as needed to thin out the sauce
  1. Cook red rice according to package directions (add rice and 2 cups of water to a pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 40-45 mins)
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Toss asparagus and zucchini with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet in single layer and bake for 20-30 minutes, turning over half way, until cooked through.
  4. Heat pan over medium-high heat and add remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add salmon fillet when pan is hot, almost smoked. Cook on each side until browned and cooked through. Cut salmon into 4 pieces.
  5. In a blender combine sauce ingredients, roasted red peppers, tahini, garlic, coconut milk, smoked paprika and water as needed. Add more water if you desire a more liquidy sauce.
  6. Serve red rice topped with salmon, roasted veggies and drizzled with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Rice Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce {GF, DF}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 564mg25%
Potassium 1761mg50%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1920IU38%
Vitamin C 76.1mg92%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.