Whole30 Green Goddess Salmon Bowls

Healthy and delicious Green Goddess Salmon Bowls that are Whole30 approved and easy to make. These bowls are something everyone will love, whether you’re on the Whole30 diet or not!Whole30 salmon bowls short pin

Whole30 Green Goddess Salmon Bowls

Some of my most popular recipes on here are Whole30 approved, so you guys must be big fans of the healthy stuff! I love it.

Changing your diet can be scary, I get it, because I did it. Waking up one day and eliminating ingredients you love and are accustomed to eating daily is challenging. I remember crying because I missed chocolate so much—there’s a funny story about my chocolate deprivation in my Whole30 recap.

Learning to choose whole ingredients and healthier options is important when learning to live a healthier lifestyle. But how do you know what’s healthy and what’s not?

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How do I know if the food I’m eating is healthy?

Here are a few things I do while grocery shopping to make sure I’m choosing healthy ingredients. Labels can be deceiving, but nutrition facts are always accurate.

  • Read nutrition labels
  • Compare the calories with the nutrients they offer on a nutrition label
  • Look for foods that are low in added sugars
  • Incorporate more whole ingredients and less processed foods
  • Look for foods low in saturated and trans fats, and cholesterol
  • Choose foods lower in sodium and higher in potassium

hand reaching into a bowl of fruit

With flavorful recipes that incorporate many different textures and tastes, Whole30 becomes a lot less scary and a lot more fun and beneficial.

For me, it’s a constant struggle to find Whole30 recipes that actually taste good. Whole30 approved ingredients are limited so putting tasty meals together can be challenging.

When I create a Whole30 recipe I think about ingredients that I love to eat and the flavor profile each one brings. Then I begin to put them all together in ways that they compliment each other.

Healthy ingredients

The main ingredient in this recipe is salmon. It’s a full-flavored fish with a high fat content which contributes to its rich flavor. Then there are radishes, spinach, scallions, grapefruit, mint, avocado, and a green goddess dressing.

Two grapefruit halves on a grey napkin with a marble background

The tart flavor from the grapefruit helps cut the fattiness from the salmon, while the radishes, scallions, and spinach give these Salmon Bowls an abundance of texture.

I used Primal Kitchen’s Green Goddess Dressing in this recipe and it’s the ingredient that really ties everything together. It’s made with avocado oil, organic herbs and spices like tarragon, black pepper, garlic cloves, chives, and parsley.

whole30 salmon bowl with gold fork and grey napkin

You can certainly make your own green goddess dressing at home, but sometimes it’s just easier to purchase already made ingredients for the sake of time. I find this to be especially true for those doing the Whole30 diet because making everything from scratch 24/7 is exhausting. Even for me!

How to cook salmon

The best way to cook salmon is to broil it for a few minutes on the top rack of the oven. This is my favorite way because the salmon fillets cook quickly and get a little crispy without making your entire house smell like fish.

Of course, pan seared salmon will always produce the crispiest skin, but broiling salmon has become my new favorite method!

salmon filet on a baking sheet

Salmon recipes are the best during Whole30 because they are so filling and satisfying. This pan seared salmon recipe is on my weekly Whole30 dinner rotation. It’s topped with an avocado salsa that is to die for.

As you can see, these bowls have a very robust flavor profile—something I think is very important when composing a Whole30 recipe.

Whole30 or not, they’re delicious

These Salmon Bowls are not exclusive to people on the Whole30 diet! They make a solid dinner option for anyone! The ingredients are pretty customizable, so you can use whichever radishes you like/are in season, and can swap the green goddess dressing for whatever you’re in the mood for.

two salmon bowls with a grey napkin and gold fork

These salmon bowls are also so easy to make—and I know how much you guys love quick and easy recipes. The salmon broils for about 6 minutes and while it’s cooking, you can quickly prep the ingredients and assemble the bowls. The cleanup is easy and it’s technically a one pan recipe!

Bowl dinners are low key one of my favorite meals to make. This is because I typically don’t need a knife so I can eat them from my couch while binging Netflix. Yes I eat on my couch—don’t judge me 💁

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Whole30 Green Goddess Salmon Bowls

Healthy and delicious Green Goddess Salmon Bowls that are Whole30 approved and easy to make. These bowls are something everyone will love, whether you're on the Whole30 diet or not!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Salmon, Whole30, Whole30 Recipes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 404

Ingredients

  • 8 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint, roughly chopped
  • 8 oz baby spinach
  • 1 grapefruit, sectioned
  • 5 radishes, sliced
  • green goddess dressing
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches away from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil or other cooking oil.
  • Brush 1 tbsp of olive oil over each salmon fillet and top with salt and pepper. Broil the salmon for 6-8 minutes (depending on how thick your salmon is) until the internal temperature has reached 145 F.
  • While the salmon is cooking, toss spinach, grapefruit, scallions, mint, cabbage, and dressing in a large mixing bowl. Then divide the salad mixture between two bowls.
  • When salmon is finished cooking, place one fillet over each bowl of salad and top with *avocado.
  • Optional: top with more green goddess dressing if desired.

Notes

*I left my avocado uncut for these bowls, but you can cut yours however you prefer.
Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Green Goddess Salmon Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 1865mg53%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 12365IU247%
Vitamin C 83.4mg101%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: JZ Eats

Eating is my hobby, cooking is my passion. Sharing easy to follow recipes from my kitchen.

9 thoughts

  1. This looks so healthy and delicious, I never would have thought to pair grapefruit and salmon, but I have to try it now! Thanks

    1. I love it because salmon is a fattier fish so the acidity from the grapefruit pairs really nicely and helps to cut the fat.

  2. Salmon is my favourite fish by far, but I get stuck in a rut with salmon dishes, so I like to find new ways to enjoy it. Your bowls looks so delicious and full of flavour, I need to make them!

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