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My new go-to weeknight dinner – Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls. Smoky, slightly spicy, chipotle roasted salmon, with cilantro vinaigrette, served over bowls of steamed rice with a salted feta and avocado salad…plus some creamy chipotle mayo too.  These colorful and fresh salmon bowls might seem involved, but they’re simple to make and full of so much flavor.

Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls with limes on table and fork in bowl

I’ve mentioned this before, but I can often go through phases of loving certain styles of food. Right now, I’m loving any dish served bowl style. Ideally with rice, but greens are great too!

Either way, I have so many fresh spring “bowls” lined up for you that I can’t wait to share! But this spicy salmon is my favorite. It really does have everything good piled into one bowl. Steamed rice, chipotle roasted salmon, a salty and creamy avocado feta salad, plus some chipotle mayo to really round out the bowl.

Chipotle Honey salmon on sheet pan after roasting

The details are simple

Which you might not guess by looking at the ingredient list. I promise the recipe just looks long, but it’s really not hard at all.

Start out with the salmon. I love to roast the salmon in the oven with a mix of chipotle in adobo, oil, honey, and a touch of tamari (or soy sauce). The honey really helps balance out the heat and the tamari adds a salty umami flavor. This may seem odd, but trust me, it’s so delish.

Throw everything into the oven to roast. The entire cooking process is honestly less than 10 minutes, it’s so fast! And just like with my salmon tacos, I love to give everything a little crispiness right before I pull the pan out of the oven. So for the last minute of cooking, I switch the oven to broil. I then let everything get a nice crispiness around the edges. Be sure to watch carefully though!

If you’re not a fan of salmon, or just want to switch things up, I think a buttery fillet of cod would be delicious too. Or even just some shrimp!

While the salmon cooks, I make the simplest cilantro vinegaratte and then an avocado salad/salsa situation.

prep photo of chopped avocados

For the vinegaratte, there are just a few simple ingredients. But I do think it’s important to make. It really adds a nice sauciness to the bowl. Just a little oil, vinegar, honey, and cilantro are all you need!

And the salad. This might just be my favorite layer in this bowl. Avocado, cucumber, so much cilantro, so much feta cheese, a serrano pepper (you can use a jalapeño too), cumin, a little oil, and a lemon-lime mix.

I love mixing the lemon and lime for a mix of citrus, it’s subtle but unexpected.

avocado salad in bowl


Steam the rice. Of course, quinoa, brown rice, or really any other grain would work too. Then layer everything in… salmon, salad, drizzle over the vinegarette, and dollop with lots of chipotle mayo.

So much happening, but really it comes together quickly since we’re just repeating ingredients throughout.

Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls very close up

Totally delicious and this will be great for the warmer spring and summer days ahead.

Looking for other salmon recipes? Here are a few…

Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa

Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon with Garlic Butter

Lastly, if you make these Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 1040 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Avocado Feta Salad

Chipotle Mayo


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. 
    2. On a baking sheet, toss the salmon pieces with 3 tablespoons olive oil, chipotle in adobo, 2 tablespoons honey, tamari (or soy sauce), and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer. Roast 10-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking. During the last minute, switch the oven to broil and broil until lightly charred. Set the salmon aside.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons honey, and the apple cider vinegar. Stir in the cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Set the sauce aside for serving.
    4. To make the salad. Combine the avocado, cucumbers, serrano pepper, cilantro, cumin, and feta in a bowl. Toss with the olive oil, lime, lemon juice, and season with salt.
    5. For the mayo, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    6. Spoon the salmon over the bowls of rice. Top with the avocado salad and drizzle the cilantro lime sauce over everyting. Add a dollop of spicy mayo. Enjoy!
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Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls wit avocado salad next to the bowl

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  1. 5 stars
    LOVE this recipe. First time I made it exactly as written and liked it a lot, but every time since then I’ve left out the herb feta salad and just make the salmon with the rice (and mayo). Still SO good and super easy to make! Sometimes I use hot honey in place of the regular honey for both salmon and mayo and it makes the whole dish so spicy in a great way!!

  2. I love your recipes, but this one is a bit all over the place with omissions and missed ingredient/steps between the description and the step by step directions.

    Can you please edit to make sure we’re preparing it correctly? Thanks!

  3. Yum! Tonight was the second time I made this recipe. It’s so good. I love all the different flavors. The first time I went a little too heavy on the Chipotle in adobo. Tonight, I used almost 1 TBSP for the Salmon and almost 1TBSP for the chipotle mayo; the dish was flavorful but not too spicy! Great recipe.

  4. I made this recipe for Sunday lunch, and oh my God! It’s so flavorful and complex in taste. I love how all the flavors come together to create this delicious salad/meal!

  5. 5 stars
    Fresh and savory and delicious. Out of all your recipes, this one is still my favorite. Every time I eat it I can’t actually believe I’m the one who made it

  6. 5 stars
    OMG this was so good! I didn’t make the full recipe, just the salmon part of it and it’s so so good I can’t get over it!

  7. 5 stars
    One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. My fiancé and I make it regularly, and always enjoy how it comes together.

  8. 5 stars
    This was INCREDIBLE!!! My husband said it was the best thing I’ve ever made and that he wants as his birthday dinner from now on! So so good!!!

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was such a hit! Thanks so much for giving it a try!😎☀️ xT

  9. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was so flavorful! I left off the cilantro apple cider vinegar topping because I was just cooking for 1 and got lazy but followed the recipe other than that and it was wonderful, fresh and easy.

    1. Hey Erin,
      Amazing!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it and Happy Monday! xT

  10. 5 stars
    Wonderful flavors that marry well together- might be my favorite HBH recipe to date. Spicy and sweet with a tiny bit of crunch, the sauces bring it all together.

    1. Hi Laura,
      Fantastic!!🍒🍉 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was a winner! xx

  11. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was AMAZING! So easy to throw together, too. Will definitely be adding this into my regular rotation. 😊

    1. Hi Caitlin,
      Fantastic!!🍒🍉 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was a winner! xx

  12. Your recipes are good but you need to go through and edit them. Sometimes the steps are off or you miss steps in your recipes.

    1. 2 stars
      Yes, totally agree! I vote for less content in favor of better-written (and proofread) recipes. The spelling errors alone are horrible.