Nourish your body with this nutrient packed salmon nourish bowl, or what I like to call my Glow bowl! Purposely curated with skin-loving and hydrating foods that will nourish you from the inside out, this is an absolute staple meal! Air fryer salmon, tons of veggies, cooked rice, and the best anti-inflammatory dressing come together to create the perfect, most satisfying bowl!

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A vegetable nourish bowl with tahini sauce/dressing.

What is a nourish bowl!?

Nourish bowls, buddha bowls, whatever you want to call them, they’re basically the same thing! They are incredibly easy to make, versatile, and make a great meal prep!

These bowls hit all of the macronutrients and typically consist of a base (rice, greens, quinoa), protein (salmon, tofu, chicken), healthy fat (avocado, nuts and seeds, tahini sauce/dressing), and a carbohydrate (sweet potato, quinoa, rice), and raw and/or roasted vegetables.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s nutrient dense and healthy!
  • Makes a filling, satisfying lunch or dinner.
  • Packed full of skin-loving ingredients!
  • Can be meal prepped for on-the-go.
  • It’s versatile, so you can really use whatever you have on hand.
  • High protein meal!
  • Make a vegan nourish bowl with tofu instead of salmon!
  • This meal is super quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights.
  • This nourish bowl can be made with sweet potatoes, beans, or rice – whatever you like!

key Ingredients


  • Salmon: Salmon is packed full of omega-3’s, which are vital for healthy skin. If you don’t love salmon, i’d try Coho Salmon. It’s more of a mild flavor than most. I like to get mine from Sizzlefish (it’s the least fishiest salmon i’ve found! You can use my code for a discount code “danishealthyeats” ).
  • Base of greens: I like to use arugula!
  • Avocado: Healthy fats, as mentioned above, are so important for healthy skin. They are also an amazing source of potassium, fatty acids, and fiber.
  • Sesame seeds: An excellent healing properties, antibacterial properties and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Veggies: We are using carrots for their carotenoids, cucumber for its hydration, and red onion and arugula for their antioxidants that can help keep your skin clear, your hair strong, your nails healthy, and your body functioning at its best!


  • Tahini: Tahini is blended sesame seeds, so same benefits apply here!
  • Nutritional yeast: A great vegan source of protein!
  • Garlic cloves: Garlic contains large amount of allicin which has anti-fungal, anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits and can also increase antioxidant levels of the skin.
  • Olive oil: You can also use avocado oil.
  • Spices & herbs: Salt, pepper, turmeric, red pepper flakes
  • Maple syrup, honey, or monk fruit: We use a little bit of sweetener in the dressing. You can use whatever you have on hand.
  • Lemon juice: We use this in the dressing!
A nourish bowl with rice, salmon, and vegetables and tahini sauce/dressing

How to make a salmon glow bowl

  1. Make the salmon.
  2. Prepare the veggies.
  3. Blend the dressing.
  4. Assemble your bowl.


  • What if I don’t have an air fryer? You can bake the salmon in the oven or on the stovetop! Use your favorite salmon recipe or search how to cook it depending on what method you’re wanting to use!
  • Can you meal prep this?
  • Can i make this glow bowl vegan? Yes! Just swap in tofu, tempeh, or even chickpeas for a vegan protein option!
  • Cooking for a family or large group? Just add in however many salmon filets you need and double, triple, etc. the other ingredients as needed to fit how many mouths your feeding!

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Salmon Nourish Bowl

This salmon nourish (glow) bowl is purposely curated of skin-loving and hydrating foods that will nourish you from the inside out! Air fryer salmon, tons of veggies, cooked rice, and the best anti-inflammatory dressing come together to create the perfect, most satisfying bowl!
Prep Time 15 minutes
18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1



  • 1 filet salmon
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • sea salt & pepper, to taste


  • big handful or two of arugula
  • 1/3-1/2 cup prepared/cooked rice *You can also use quinoa
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1 carrot, spiralized or chopped into matchsticks
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed or sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced super small
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds

Golden tahini dressing (might make a little extra!)

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (or more lemon)
  • 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground turmeric powder
  • good pinch salt & pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp water, as needed to thin



  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place the salmon filet in a baking dish. Drizzle over the oil and seasoning. Bake for 12-16 minutes (time will vary depending on how thick your filet is!). Turn the oven to broil and and cook another 3-4 minutes until the top is crispy – keep an eye on it!


  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend a minute or so until smooth. You can taste and adjust as you'd like (more tang from lemon, more sweetness, etc. Make it how it tastes good to you!)
  • Store the dressing in a mason jar or air-tight container in the fridge. Use whenever you're ready to eat!

Assembling the bowls

  • Add your prepared rice, greens, avocado, and chopped veggies to the bowl. Top with the salmon, sprinkle of seeds, and dressing. Enjoy!
Keyword buddha bowl, nourish bowl, salmon bowl, salmon salad

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