Incredible sweet cajun salmon bowls made with some fiery spices and a hint of sweetness. These bowls are served with a fresh mango avocado salsa that elevates this everyday bowl up a notch. The perfect recipe that can be reinvented in so many ways!
I really do love build-a-bowl meals. They are so versatile and make great meal prep options. Salmon is one food that is important to incorporate into your weekly meal rotation to get some omega-3 fats.
Customize your bowl
I baked this salmon but you can just as easily pan sear it in a pan for a blackened salmon type dish or grill it on the BBQ.
Add your favourite veggies to the sheet pan. I added green beans this time, but you can add whatever veggies you like.
I topped this bowl with a mango avocado salsa but you can easily swap ingredients around. If mango isn’t your thing sub in pineapple instead.
I served this bowl with some cumin seed rice. To make this, add some cumin seeds and 1 tbsp of ghee to your boiling water. Then cook your rice as per the package directions. It adds a nice mild flavour to the rice.
You can serve this salmon over rice like I did or you can switch it up depending on your mood. Other ideas could include a bed of greens, mashed potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, or even soba noodles.
Create your sweet cajun spice mix by combining garlic powder, smoked parking, oregano flakes, chili powder, cayenne, sea salt and coconut sugar. Stir and set aside.
Prep your salmon by rubbing a little olive oil on it. Then cover the salmon pieces with a nice even layer of the spice mix. Drizzle or spray with a little olive oil.
On the other half of the baking sheet, You have the option of placing a veggie like green beans on the side. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.
Bake the salmon until cooked through, approx 14 – 18 minutes. Thicker pieces will need longer.
While the salmon is cooking, make your salsa. Chop the ingredients into small cubes.
In a bowl add red onion, mango, and cilantro. Squeeze half the juice of a lime and stir. Season your avocado with sea salt and squeeze some lime on it. Add it to the top of the salsa and carefully combine.
Once the salmon is done cooking, remove and add it to your bowl. Serve with your mango avo salsa. I served it with some cumin seed rice.