Grilled Salmon Bowl with Garlicky Kale

This Grilled Salmon Bowl with Garlic Scapes and Kale makes for the perfect summer meal in a bowl. Packed with flavor and fabulous ingredients, this dish is packed with everything you need for a delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner.

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This Grilled Salmon Bowl is the perfect healthy dinner that will leave you feeling way better than before you ate it. It starts with some perfectly grilled salmon. You can grill either outside or “grill” underneath the broiler in the oven. Then pile that salmon with some garlicky wilted kale, rice and your choice of pairings. This is the perfect spring or summer dinner that is also paleo-friendly, Whole30 and gluten and dairy-free.

Last year was my first year of joining a local CSA and frequenting my new town’s farmers markets. I came home week after week with incredible amounts of produce like this kale and garlic scapes, many of which at a loss of what to do with. (P.S. if you’re looking to save money eating organic, a CSA is an amazing resource). This year I’m working through all the different types of produce I take home to create into delicious meals that can be recreated by you.

Grilled salmon with rice and kale

Salmon Rice Bowl Ingredients

For the fish:

  • Wild Salmon
  • Olive Oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Kale
  • Garlic scapes (if available, or garlic cloves)
  • Cooked White Rice

Salmon Bowl Toppings:

Top your salmon bowl with whatever you have handy or you think might go well with it. I enjoyed topping mine with these options:

  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Scallions
  • Radishes
  • Soft-boiled eggs
  • Sesame Seeds

How to Grill Salmon

There are two choices for grilling this salmon. The first is on a traditional grill outdoors. Though if that isn’t available to you, feel free to “grill” this under your broiler.

To “grill” fish in the oven: Place broiler on high. Place fish on a lined and greased baking sheet and broil for 7 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish. Add sesame seeds to garnish.

To grill on an outdoor grill: Grease grill and heat to medium. Place fish on a sheet of tin foil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until fully cooked to your liking. Add sesame seeds to garnish.

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Grilled Salmon Bowl with Garlicky Kale

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

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For the fish:

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • Pinch of back pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds wild salmon filets, or fish of choice
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

For the Kale and Garlic Scapes:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted grass-fed butter or oil
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 8 to 10 garlic scapes, diced
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Everything Else:

  • 2 cups cooked white rice (I cook mine in broth for extra flavor)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
  • Radish slices, for garnish
  • Optional: Soft-boiled eggs (how-to HERE)

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together fish marinade ingredients and pour over fish. Let sit for 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  • Cook fish inside: Place broiler on high. Place fish on a lined and greased baking sheet and broil for 7 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish. Add sesame seeds to garnish.
  • Cook fish on the grill: Grease grill and heat to medium. Place fish on a sheet of tin foil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until fully cooked to your liking. Add sesame seeds to garnish.
  • In a skillet heat oil and garlic scapes and sauté until kale is wilted and garlic scapes have softened slightly.
  • Assemble bowls: Add rice to each bowl. Top with kale mixture, salmon, avocado, cucumber, egg, scallions, and radish slices. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 589
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Sodium: 376mg
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 88.6g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 29.3g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg

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July 6, 2016

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9 Responses

  1. This was fantastic. Used your herbed cucumber recipe for the cucumbers and it was phenomenal. Thanks for the great recipes!

  2. This is my first year doing a CSA! We are getting garlic scapes and kale this week in our box- this looks like the perfect recipe to try out! I hope you plan on doing some more CSA inspired recipes this summer 🙂

  3. I like to sautee garlic scapes with asparagus and/or green beans cut to about the same size. I like how once they cook they all look the same, but taste really different. Trying this tonight!

  4. Had this tonight and it was a hit! Loved the bowl meal! I served with brown rice, an Asian pickled cucumbers, radishes and avocado.

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