These Greek Salmon Rice Bowls are light, fresh and healthy and infused with delicious Mediterranean flavor! Watch the video.

Delicious and healthy Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing.

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This healthy Salmon Bowl is quick and easy and full of delicious Greek flavors. Seasoned, pan-seared salmon is nestled over greens and rice with Greek olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh herbs ( like dill or mint) and a dollop of tzatziki.

Then the whole thing is drizzled with a lemony greek dressing. YUM! Just what I’ve been craving lately.

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Greek Salmon Bowl Ingredients

Ingredients in Greek salmon bowls.

Ingredient Notes

  • Salmon. Use skinless salmon, or sub other fish or tofu!
  • Rice. Basmati rice, or sub another cooked grain ( quinoa, freekeh, farro, etc.), or skip it and serve over greens.
  • Veggies. Use cucumber or radishes, cherry or grape tomatoes or cooked beets!
  • Tzatziki. Use store-bought tzatziki or make homemade tzatziki!
  • Olives. Greek olives or kalamata.
  • Microgreens and fresh herbs ( mint, dill or flatleaf parsley)
  • Lemony Greek Dressing. You could also drizzle with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper but the dressing is good!
  • Optional Additions. Avocado, feta, nuts or seeds.

***See the recipe card for full details.

How to make Greek Salmon Bowl

Step one: Cook the rice and make the Greek dressing.

Salmon cut into bite-sized pieces with seasonings.

Step Two: Season and pan-sear the salmon.

Salmon being seared in a  skillet.

Step Three: Prep the veggies and assemble the bowls.

Assembling the greek salmon bowls.

Step Four: Drizzle with the Lemony Greek Dressing and Serve!

A Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing.

Recipe Faqs

May this be prepped ahead?

Yes. The salmon and rice can be cooked ahead and chilled and the whole bowl can be served chilled. The dressing can be made ahead. All will keep 3-4 days in the fridge.

Can the salmon be baked instead of seared?

Yes. A good idea if you want to double or triple the recipe! See recipe notes.

What is a good vegetarian option?

Substitute crispy tofu or crispy spiced chickpeas!

Is this authentic?

No. As far as I know, salmon does not live in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Delicious and healthy Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing.

Greek Salmon Bowl Recipe

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Bowl, Fish, Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Delicious and healthy Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing. Delicious and healthy Greek Salmon Bowl with rice, greens, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki and greek dressing. 


Units Scale

Greek Salmon

  • 812 ounces salmon (skinless), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/21 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili flakes (Aleppo or Urfa Biber is good here)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme ( or rosemary, sage, Italian seasoning)
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil

Bowl Ingredients (enough for 2 large bowls)

  • 2 cups cooked rice (basmati, or other cooked grain, or cooked cauliflower rice)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half (or sub-cooked beets, diced)
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup olives- kalamata, or greek
  • 12 cups greens – arugula, spinach, romaine, etc.
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki (or hummus) store-bought or homemade
  • optional additions: fresh herbs (mint, dill or Italian parsley), feta, avocado, micro greens, pickled onions

Lemony Greek Dressing:


  1. Set the rice to cook and make the Greek Dressing (just whisk together in a small jar or bowl).
  2. Cut salmon and sprinkle with salt, pepper and all the spices.
  3. Cook Salmon: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, sear the seasoned salmon for a few minutes. Feel free to add more paprika if you want more color. Turn oven to sear the other side. Turn heat off. (See notes for baking.)
  4. Assemble Bowls:  Divide the rice (warm or chilled) between bowls. ( Shallow bowls work nicely here.) Divide and arrange the greens, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, salmon (warm or chilled) and a dollop of tzatziki.  Sprinkle with fresh herbs, microgreens, avocado, etc, or your choice of toppings.
  5. Spoon a few tablespoons of dressing over the whole bowl, including the salmon.
  6. Enjoy!


Feel free to use other fish or tofu, seasoning the same way. Seasoned, pan-seared chickpeas would work too. 

If making for a large group, bake the salmon.  Toss salmon carefully with olive oil, coating well, then sprinkle with salt and spices. Aim for 3/4 teaspoons salt per pound of salmon. Spread out on a parchment-lined sheet pan, and bake in a 350F oven until cooked through. Broil for a couple of minutes. Salmon can be served warm or chilled.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 534
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Sodium: 1111.3 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 32.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.7 mg

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  1. Excellent combination of fresh, tasty ingredients. I used quinoa for the grain and a lemony tahini dressing simply because I had leftovers from a prior meal. I also made this before with the Greek dressing – both were delicious!

  2. So good, great for prepping for the week.
    I have a question about the lemony greek dressing? Does have to be refridgerated or can it stay room temp? And for how long is it good for?

    1. Because of the fresh lemon juice it should be refrigerated, the flavor can also change as it sits. 3-4 days in the fridge.

  3. This salmon bowl is delicious and SO easy! I was out of paprika, so that spice was left off the salmon…it was still so flavorful! This recipe is going in our dinner rotation.

  4. This recipe is delicious – we have it on regular rotation. Don’t skip the tzatziki and lemony dressing!

  5. Last minute decision to make and I didn’t have tzatziki but this was excellent. The dressing alone will keep me coming back. I keep Greek seasoning by my cooktop, so I sprinkled it in dressing and on the fish.

  6. This was absolutely delicious! I love meals like this. Quick, easy and healthy. I made tzatziki for the bowl, but it really didn’t even need it. That dressing was so amazing. That will be my go to Greek dressing from now on. Will be making this many times for a healthy and light summer bowl. Thank you 😁

  7. So delicious.. Easy to put together and enjoy at work. I had the best lunch of the bunch! Thank you (again!) for a great recipe ♡

  8. This recipe was truly delicious! Such wonderful seasoning on the salmon, and the dressing was excellent! We all really enjoyed it and thought it was so healthy and nutritious! Thank you!!!

  9. The salmon and the dressing really make this something special. It’s the only way my husband wants salmon now 😉 We’ve already made it three times, and it will be forever in our rotation. Thank you for another fabulous recipe, Sylvia!

  10. Soooo delicious! All my family absolutely loved it! This dish will definitely be on repeat in our Family, thank you for sharing

  11. Another smash hit, everyone loved this. With the tzatziki and zesty lemon dressing, added feta, mint, and cilantro -delicious. Had some Aerofarms rainbow micro sprouts but forgot to add them-alas! Also tried the Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl and Cashew Chicken recipes-excellent. Magnificent recipes, thanks!

  12. Amazing! We are not big fish-eaters over here but after cooking from this blog almost exclusively, I’ve been inspired to (and gained confidence in!) cooking and eating more fish. This dish was a hit and will definitely be on rotation in our house. Thank you again for your amazing recipes!

  13. This was so wonderfully delicious and nutritious. Great for the whole family too as my picky kids could eat the parts they liked and the adults were still able to enjoy as a whole. Came together surprisingly quick – so glad I saw this and thank you!

  14. Yet another culinary home run! Including the optional feta and avocado the recipe makes enough for 3 regular or 2 ravenous adults. Highly recommend.

  15. My boyfriend and I were watching Guy Fieri and his insanely heart attack meals while I was preparing this Salmon bowl. I thought it would be a disappointment after all the crazy rich meals on that show but it was NOT! We both loved it. So rich and satisfying and flavorful and healthy. Thank you so much.

  16. OMG this was AH-mazing!! Sooo satisfying, complies with my 17 Day Diet plan, and lit my tastebuds up! Hubby loved it too! made with brown basmati tonight, but will use quinoa next time. Thank you!

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