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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

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. 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
    This was a winner for sure! It’s light and delicious and the salsa was our favorite part. Everything worked well together. We will definitely make again. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hey Lettie,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this dish was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback! xT

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Monday! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a lot for making it! Xx

    1. Hey Leanna,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad to hear it turned out nicely for you! xT

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and your comment, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xT

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious, but man! Almost 2 hours of prep for me. Roasting, making rice and the sauces. I’m glad I like to cook (and eat). Always an adventure!

    1. Hey Dottie,
      Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well! Happy Saturday! Xx

  3. Tieghan, I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! The salmon was cooked just
    Perfect, so moist and crisp on the outside. All the flavors together just absolutely popped!
    This will be a weekly recipe for us for sure! Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks so much Mona!! I love to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks for giving it a try! xT

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe came through on my email this morning and I happened to have both salmon and asparagus in the house. We didn’t have time to go out and get the rest of ingredients so adapted it….we cooked the whole salmon pieces with the smoked paprika and olive oil on the grill and just drizzled the hot honey on afterward. Really tasty! And just roasted asparagus, red onion, and red pepper in the oven. Definitely want to make the recipe the way it’s written when I can plan ahead, but even the way we did it using the basic salmon recipe was delicious! Another Sunday winner dinner!

    1. Hey Shelley,
      Happy Monday! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go and your comment! Love to hear that it turned out well:)

  5. The recipe is delicious. I would tell others to be very careful with the time on baking the salmon. Keep it under done, since it goes in the broiler after baking. My salmon was too dry. But usually my first time trying a new recipe is all about learning what not to do for the second time around! And I tried it with broccoli and it got very crispy. The honey sauce is amazing – and could be very addicting with it’s sweet spicy flavor! The salsa is unique, and an important taste & texture addition to the whole bowl. So fresh. And it must be made with fresh herbs. I will be making it again and would be delighted to share it with friends and family.

    1. Hey Victoria,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for all of your notes:) xT

    1. Hi Nikki,
      Broccoli would be a great option to use in place of the asparagus! Let me know if you give this recipe a try! xT

    1. Hi Linda,
      Love to hear this! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and your comment:) Happy Sunday! Xx

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! Thanks for your comment! xx

    1. Hi there,
      Sure, that would work, but I would say to eat the salmon within 2 days of cooking:) I hope you love this recipe! xT

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious! The salsa is a must. It’s fresh and flavorful. I went with 2 tsp of cayenne. Next time I’ll go for 3 tsp. This will be a go-to for sure. I used brown rice— not the minute stuff. I didn’t make the ranch as it shows optional (and I couldn’t find chives). Thank you for this gem!