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Spicy Honey Balsamic Salmon Bowls with roasted asparagus and the yummiest lemony avocado herb and feta salad. Salmon chunks are baked until glazed in a deliciously tangy, salty-sweet balsamic sauce. Arrange fresh asparagus or broccoli around the salmon and bake everything together on the same sheet pan. The balsamic sauce reduces around the salmon, and the vegetables cook up perfectly. Serve this salmon and asparagus together over steamy rice with plenty of that lemon avocado feta salad! YUM!

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We’re more than halfway through the month of April, and I’m so excited to share all these fresh spring recipes. We had a lot of snow and chilly days over the weekend, so fresh recipes are top of mind. I’m craving those springtime days and blooming flowers.

I’ve been waiting to share this salmon until today. It’s such a wonderful sheet-pan dinner that comes together simply and with only the freshest spring ingredients!

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This bowl was inspired by the honey balsamic chicken I shared a couple of weeks ago. I just loved the sauce on the chicken and knew something similar could be so delicious on cubes of baked salmon.

However, I didn’t want to create the exact same recipe. I wanted to make a fresh salmon bowl with a spicy, salty, tangy, and sweet balsamic sauce.

This turned out perfect, and I’ve already made the dish a handful of times since. It’s a wonderful way to cook with salmon!

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Alright, so these are the details

Step 1: make the balsamic sauce

In a small pan on the stove, simmer the balsamic vinegar with the honey, tamari (or soy sauce), grated garlic cloves, thyme, oregano, and a hefty pinch of chili flakes (or to your taste).

Simmer the sauce until it just thickens up slightly, about 2 to 4 minutes.

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Step 2: bake the salmon

Next, toss the salmon cubes on a sheet. Then, pour over about half of the balsamic sauce. On the other side of the sheet pan, toss the vegetables with oil, salt, and pepper.

Bake everything until the salmon is cooked to your liking. I usually bake for around 10 minutes. Then, switch the oven to broil and allow the sauce to caramelize around the salmon cubes.

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Step 3: the avocado salad

While the salmon and vegetables are cooking, mix the avocado salad.

Stir together chunks of avocado with sesame oil, lemon juice, toasted pine nuts or other nuts/seeds, fresh herbs (I like dill and basil), and then lots of crumbled feta cheese.

This mix is so yummy!

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Step 4: make the salmon bowls

When the salmon comes out of the oven, toss it with the remaining balsamic sauce. Now, spoon the salmon and vegetables over bowls of rice. Add the avocado salad on the side or overtop of the salmon.

Then, I like to finish with fresh thyme, it’s really pretty!

The salmon in the balsamic sauce is totally delicious! And even more so with the avocado and feta on top. I know you will enjoy it!

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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

Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls

Lastly, if you make these Spicy Honey Balsamic 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!

Baked Lemon Balsamic Salmon Bowls.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 416 kcal

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



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
    2. In a saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, tamari/soy sauce, garlic, thyme, oregano, and chili flakes. Set over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 3-4 minutes, until the sauce bubbles and begins to thicken. Remove from the heat.
    3. On a baking sheet, toss the salmon with half of the balsamic sauce and arrange in an even layer. Arrange the asparagus around the salmon, toss with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper.
    4. Bake for 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 caramelized. Toss the salmon with the remaining balsamic sauce.
    5. Meanwhile, combine the avocado with 1 tablespoon of oil, lemon juice, herbs, nuts/seeds, and feta in a bowl. Season with salt.
    6. Spoon the asparagus and salmon over the bowls of rice. Top with lots of the avocado/feta salad mix. Enjoy!
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    1. Hey Karin,
      I like to use toasted pine nuts, but you can use anything that you like! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT