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My new go-to weeknight dinner – Hot Honey Crispy Salmon Bowls. Crispy roasted salmon mixed with asparagus tossed up in everyone’s favorite sweet-spicy hot honey sauce. The honey sauce has the perfect combination of spices and sea salt. Each bowl is assembled with rice, avocado and feta salsa, and a creamy cilantro ranch. A delicious weeknight dinner to serve up to family and friends. Save the leftovers for a delicious lunch the following day!

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If there’s anything I am desperately craving, it’s more color in my life! With the weather being somewhat blah for a couple days last week, I needed to introduce color in other ways. I think every recipe I’ve made since returning home from Miami has been like the rainbow. So much color!

And I love that! These bowls turned out even better than I had envisioned. This is a concept I’ve had on my “to-make list” for while. We just love my spicy hot honey sauce over here. So I’ve had lots of fun reinventing and repurposing it in new recipes!

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I have so many fresh spring “bowl” recipes lined up for you that I can’t wait to share! I guess you could say that I’m in a “bowl” phase! But this spicy salmon is my favorite. It really does have everything good piled into one bowl. Steamed rice and crispy salmon bites tossed in our go-to hot honey sauce. Then mixed with a salty and creamy avocado feta salad with fresh herbs and edible flowers. Plus a homemade cilantro ranch that adds a cooling, creaminess to each bowl.

Oh, and I threw in some springtime asparagus too!

Yes, there is a lot happening, but everything together hits just right. You’re going to be making these on repeat, I know it!

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What’s amazing about these bowls is how easy they are to throw together, yet still so delicious! The salmon and asparagus are cooked together on a sheet pan until perfectly roasted and crispy.

I love to cook with asparagus this time of year, it’s coming into season for spring. It’s yet another food that reminds me of my Nonnie. She used to cook asparagus all the time, she loved it!

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Simply toss the salmon bites with olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. Then add the asparagus and roast away.

While the fish is cooking, I prep everything else.

For the hot honey sauce, warm the honey on the stove with hot sauce, cayenne, and chipotle chili powder. The chili powder adds a very subtle smokiness to the sweet, spicy, salty sauce.

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You can use as little or as much of the sauce as you’d like, but I end up using most of the sauce. My dad is absolutely obsessed with it!

For the salsa, avocado, so much cilantro, dill, so much feta cheese, a serrano pepper (you can use a jalapeño too), a little oil, and a lemon.

The is KEY, so don’t skip it. I think it adds a lot of flavor and freshness.

Now the next step is optional, I make a creamy, cooling cilantro ranch dressing, It’s easy to do, just blend up everything until creamy!

I use cilantro and basil, then all the usually ranch dressing ingredients.

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Fill your bowls with rice. Then layer everything in. The asparagus, salmon, salsa, a drizzle of extra hot honey, and a dollop with lots of cilantro ranch.

So much happening, but really it comes together quickly since we’re just repeating ingredients throughout and roasting everything on a sheet pan! We love that!

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Looking for other quick dinner recipes? Here are a few.

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Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa

Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon with Garlic Butter

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Ranch

Buffalo Cauliflower with Spicy Tahini Ranch

Lastly, if you make these Hot Honey Crispy 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!

Hot Honey Crispy Salmon Bowls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 635 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. 
    2. On a baking sheet, toss the salmon pieces with 3 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. Arrange in a single layer. On the other side of the pan, add the asparagus. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast 10-15 minutes or until the salmon is just undercooked to your liking.
    3. Meanwhile, make the hot honey. In a sauce pot, warm together the honey, hot sauce, cayenne, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder, plus a pinch of salt.
    4. Spoon some of the hot honey over the salmon. Switch the oven to broil and broil until lightly charred and crispy. Spoon over additional hot honey, to your taste.
    5. To make the salsa. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt, gently tossing.
    6. Arrange the salmon and asparagus over bowls of rice. Top with salsa. Add ranch on the side or drizzle over each bowl. Enjoy!


Creamy Cilantro-Basil Ranch: In a blender, blend 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream, 1/3 cup mayo, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 1 cup fresh cilantro, 1/2 cup fresh basil, 1/4 cup fresh chopped chives, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, and a pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper. Blend until creamy. 
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  1. 5 stars
    The avocado feta salsa makes this bowl!
    I kept the sauce of half the salmon for my kiddos, they loved it!

    1. Hey Brittany,
      Wonderful!!🍀 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for trying it out:)

  2. 5 stars
    Such a tasty recipe! Salmon was crispy and flaky. Hot honey wasn’t too spicy but made the dish! Served with brown rice and the salsa but didn’t end up needing the ranch. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Andrea,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback! So glad to hear it was a hit! xT

    1. Hi Molly,
      Happy Monday!!🌴 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  3. 5 stars
    So delicious!!! I love salmon and was trying to find a new way to make it, when I saw you post it on your IG stories a few days ago. This recipe did not disappoint!! I had to change a few things with the avocado salsa because I was missing a few ingredients for it, but it still came out great! This is definitely going to be one of my new favorite recipes!

    1. Hey Magali,
      Happy Monday!!🌴 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  4. Great combination of flavours! I cut down on the heat significantly as my partner is not a fan of spice. I don’t think it compromised the recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I just made this one last night, and it did not disappoint! I added avocado to the food processor with the ranch dressing, and I didn’t have any edible flowers, so that was eliminated. Totally delicious way to cook the salmon.

    I’ve mentioned this once before, but it’s worth saying again I think. @tieghan – it would be so nice if you all referenced in which book your blog recipes can be found. I read online a lot, but I’m a hold out for a real cookbook. I write notes in them and plan to one day share them with my adult sons and their families. I can’t easily find the blog recipes in the books, however, and just a quick note with a title would solve that. Thx for considering!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Happy Monday!!🌴 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! None of these recipes are in the cookbooks, the recipes that are in the cookbooks are exclusive to the books:) xT

  6. These bowls were SO delicious! The flavors all together were absolute perfection. Creamy, cool, crunchy and spicy!! Loved it! The ranch put it over the top!! This one will be made over and over!

    1. Hi Andrea,
      Happy Monday!!🌴 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

    1. Hi Kelly,
      I guess it was just a thicker piece of salmon. Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  7. Beyond amazing!!!!! The ranch dressing definitely elavated the whole thing. As always, your layering of flavors is unmatched. Love from 🇨🇦.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind message Carol!! I’m so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you! xx

  8. 5 stars
    Perfection…just what we needed on this snowy night in MN- everything was so yummy and the way it all came together was simple! We followed the ingredients to a tee,(oops no fresh dill) keep the spicy stuff in the mid-range -just the right amount of kick, the roasted pumpkin seeds were a game changer … this is going on our rotation at our house! Top 10 or perhaps top 5 from you Tieghan! Incredible🫶🏼

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)

  9. 5 stars
    So delicious!! Omg..definitely one of the top 10 recipes ever! Thank you!!
    The salsa, the ranch, the hot honey was just the perfect blend!!

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Amazing! I’m thrilled to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xx

  10. 5 stars
    Hi there! Saw this recipe earlier this week and made sure I had all the ingredients to make it for for Friday night Lenten dinner! It was everything I hoped and more and the family absolutely loved it! I forgot the asparagus and roasted Brussels sprouts instead and they were absolutely delicious with the hot honey sauce. The Basil in the ranch dressing was an inspiration. I will be making this again, … and again,…and gain. Guaranteed! Thank you Thiegan for another amazing meal that inspires!

    1. Hi Francesca,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)

  11. Hey Tieghan. Is there a reason to not cook the salmon in the sauce for the entire time — like with your Sheet Pan Korean Chicken Bowl recipe? Thanks!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      I just wouldn’t want it to burn, for best results I would keep the recipe as written:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx