Air Fryer Salmon Bowl

Savory, flaky salmon with crunchy cucumber, carrots, and edamame make this Air Fryer Salmon Bowl a nutrient-packed, high protein meal. Easily prepared in under 30 minutes.

air fryer salmon bowl with edamame, carrots, cucumber, and white rice. Avocado and coconut aminos on top.

Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Salmon Bowl

This Air Fryer Salmon Bowl resembles a deconstructed baked salmon roll. It is full of flavor and contains an array of nutrients. The salmon and edamame are the main protein sources providing 32 grams per meal. Cucumbers, carrots, and edamame are high in fiber, making each meal have 5 grams.

I love quick and easy meals. You can prepare this meal in under 30 minutes. Only the salmon and rice are cooked. Use frozen rice packets like this to have it ready even sooner. Salmon cooks in about 6 minutes in the air fryer. Then, you just assemble the bowls and enjoy! It’s a delicious and savory meal you’ll look forward to eating.   

Ingredients

  • Salmon: the protein source and high in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Coconut aminos: soy sauce alternative lower in sodium. It tastes savory and slightly sweet. Made from the sap of coconut palms.
  • Sesame oil: often used in Chinese and Japanese cooking. It is rich in unsaturated fats and antioxidants.
  • Garlic powder: adds flavor.
  • Cucumber: contains antioxidants and fiber. The high water content helps your hydration.
  • Rice: the carb source for energy.
  • Carrots: very rich in vitamin A, which is important for vision. Also a good source of fiber.
  • Edamame: high in fiber, adds plant protein, and high in folate, iron, and potassium.
  • Optional toppings: avocado and sesame seeds: both contain healthy fats and add flavor.

How to Make Air Fryer Salmon Bowl

Cook rice following package instructions or use frozen rice packets.

Remove skin from salmon and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut salmon into 1-inch cubes. In a bowl, add coconut aminos, oil, and garlic powder and mix together. Add salmon to bowl and cover in marinade. Let it sit for a few minutes.

Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Spray basket with non-stick spray. Place salmon in a single layer in the basket and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily.

Dice or thinly slice cucumber. Assemble bowls: ½ cup rice, 2.25 oz (~1/3 cup) edamame, ½ cup cucumber, and ¼ cup carrots. Evenly divide salmon among 4 bowls. Top with avocado, sesame seeds, and drizzle coconut aminos.

For meal prep: store vegetables in one container and rice and salmon in another to be able to heat up salmon and rice easily. Salmon can also be stored raw in an airtight container separately and air fry prior to eating. 

air fryer salmon bowl in meal prep container with dog.

Tips

  • Use frozen rice packets to prepare this meal in less than 15 minutes.
  • Find shelled edamame at Trader Joe’s or your local grocery store in the freezer isle.  
  • You can store the salmon in the marinade in an airtight container and air fry each serving prior to eating.
  • Don’t have sesame oil? You can use your favorite cooking oil. I’ve made this recipe with olive oil and it tastes great.

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air fryer salmon bowl with edamame, carrots, cucumber, and white rice. Avocado and coconut aminos on top.

Air Fryer Salmon Bowl

Savory, flaky salmon with crunchy cucumber, carrots, and edamame make this Air Fryer Salmon Bowl a nutrient-packed, high protein meal. Easily prepared in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4
Calories 392 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup white rice, dry or about 2 cups cooked
  • 1 lb salmon
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 9 oz edamame, shelled
  • avocado (optional)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice following package instructions.
  • Remove skin from salmon and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut salmon into 1-inch cubes. In a bowl, add coconut aminos, oil, and garlic powder and mix together. Add salmon to bowl and cover in marinade. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Spray basket with non-stick spray. Place salmon in a single layer in the basket and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily.
  • Dice or thinly slice cucumber. Assemble bowls: ½ cup rice, 2.25 oz (~1/3 cup) edamame, ½ cup cucumber, and ¼ cup carrots. Evenly divide salmon among 4 bowls. Top with avocado, sesame seeds, and drizzle coconut aminos.
  • For meal prep: store vegetables in one container and rice and salmon in another to be able to heat up salmon and rice easily. Salmon can also be stored raw in an airtight container separately and air fry prior to eating.

Notes

  • Use frozen rice packets to prepare this meal in less than 15 minutes.
  • Find shelled edamame at Trader Joe’s or your local grocery store in the freezer isle.
  • You can store the salmon in the marinade in an airtight container and air fry each serving prior to eating.
  • Don’t have sesame oil? You can use your favorite cooking oil. I’ve made this recipe with olive oil and it tastes great.
 
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 37.5gProtein: 32gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1.5gFiber: 5g
Keyword air fryer, salmon
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