Salmon and Quinoa Burrito Bowls

Salmon and Quinoa Burrito Bowls |

Calling this a burrito bowl is a bit of a stretch. It has quinoa, no rice. Incorporates a sea-dweller, not a land lubber. ‘banzo beans, not pinto. You remember from my cauliflower rice burrito bowls, I love throwing variety of food in a bowl and calling it a meal, which is how this meal occurred, too.

I made these bowls for my brother and myself after a mountain biking ride a few weeks ago. Pretty much the second after I hop off my bike at the end of a ride, I go into feed-me-now-or-die mode. I won’t hesitate to drop kick itty bitty tiny pretty things until I get fed.

After the ride, I rummaged through my cupboards and refrigerator and threw this together in 30 minutes flat, thus saving itty bitty tiny pretty things from getting drop kicked. The burrito bowls 200% hit the spot and then some, and for that reason, I figured I had better show you this non-burrito bowl burrito bowl.

A bowl with everything you need to end a beautiful day on the mountain, or any time you have a hunger to be satisfied.

Salmon and Quinoa Burrito Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Burrito bowls for 4


    For the salmon:
  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the Guacamole:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, copped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • For the burrito bowls
  • 1 cup uncooked red quinoa
  • 1 14-ounce can garbanzo beans
  • Salmon
  • Guacamole
  • Hot sauce


  1. Place your oven on the high broil setting. Put the salmon fillet in a casserole dish or on a baking sheet.
  2. Sprinkle the seasonings onto the salmon fillet and gently pat into the flesh. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fish is cooked through.
  3. While the fish is cooking, prepare the quinoa and heat up the garbanzo beans.
  4. In a small bowl, mash together all of the ingredients for the guacamole.
  5. Assemble burrito bowls by compilign desired amount of quinoa, garbanzo beans, salmon and guacamole.
  6. Love that stuff!

Salmon and Quinoa Burrito Bowls |


  1. Totally a bowl of Monday goodness! Love it! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. That is the mode I go into after work most days… making this the perfect weeknight meal for me! Rice/quinoa bowls are my favorite for making a meal out of nothing. Looks delicious!

  3. Oh man what a protein packed dish. I love making homemade burrito bowls with different things instead of rice. I would have never thought to add salmon… now I am totally thinking this will make an appearance at our dinner table this week!

  4. I love “bowl” meals! This sounds delicious and easy!

  5. OH NO YOU DIDN’T?!!!!! Seriously, this may be my favorite new recipe from you! Love the flavors and use of salmon! #highfive

  6. I love burrito bowls so I am in love with this deliciousness! Perfect for dinner this week!

  7. I love your burrito bowls!

  8. YUM. I have never had a burrito bowl.

  9. It’s not the quintessential burrito bowl, but I love it! Salmon is good in just about everything, so I’m game.

  10. I bet this hit the spot after a bike ride! Definitely a bowl of power food right there, I’m ready to dig in. Looks great girl!

  11. Salmon, quino and avocado – in ONE bowl! How could this not be good? Looks delish too in the photos.

  12. WHOA MY YES. Love the addition of salmon! You are a rock star, lady.

  13. looks awesome julia!


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