Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

There is no room for BS in my life, unless its Burritos and Salsa.


I’m all about some burrito bowls & corn salsa so thats the same thing right?

Recently I have been craving salmon.

While this is not uncommon, salmon is my go to protein when I am eating out, I just typically do not cook it at home for myself. Fresh salmon is typically expensive at the grocery store & so I save it for special occasions.

This time though I wanted to change up the protein and add a little spice to it. 1) Who would have ever thought that salmon would go perfectly with a burrito bowl? 2) Giving your salmon a quick spice rub before sautéing it is life changing!

This Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl is about to be added into my meal circulation & I bet you will want to do the same. Between the spicy salmon filet, the freshness of the corn salsa, the delicious cauliflower rice & creamy dressing to top the bowl, this bowl is perfection!

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

First, make your corn salsa.

You want to be able to give this salsa time to marinate while you are prepping your cauliflower rice & salmon. (I even through it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool. I loved the contrast between the cold salsa & warm rice, but could just be a me thing!)

To make the salsa, add all of your vegetables into the bowl first. This salsa incorporates tomatoes, fire roasted corn, black beans, red onions & jalapeños. Give them a good stir then add your lime juice, lime zest, cilantro and garlic powder. One more quick stir to combine all the flavors then let your salsa rest.

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

Now for the spicy salmon filets.

I made this quick spice rub by combining cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, coriander & paprika.

Mix the spices together, generously rub it on both sides of the salmon filets & pan-sear the fish on both sides for 4-5 minutes until cooked through.

I cooked my cilantro lime cauliflower rice at the same time as my salmon so they would finish simultaneously.

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

Here are some of my favorite non-stick pans for cooking.

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

How to create your Salmon Burrito Bowl:


Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

First, add your cilantro lime cauliflower rice.

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

Next add your spicy salmon filet.

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

Next your corn salsa.


Spicy Salmon Bowl with Corn Salsa

Finally top with creamy cilantro lime dressing. This dressing adds a cooling factor to the dish. It tastes amazing with spicy salmon as well as mixed in with the cauliflower rice!

Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa

This salmon burrito bowl is a fun twist on your favorite Mexican dish. It is light, flavorful & will be enjoyed by anyone you make it for. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!





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Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl with Corn Salsa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 2 bowls
Author: laurel
Spicy Salmon Filets
  • 2 filets salmon, de-skinned
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp corriander
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Black Bean Corn Salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn I used canned mexican corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 jalapeno, diced thinly
  • juice of 1 lime
Burrito Bowl
  • Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice (recipe below)
  • Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing (recipe below)
  • optional: avocado, sour cream, cheese
Black Bean & Corn Salsa
  1. Into a bowl add corn, black beans, red onion, jalapeno & tomatoes. 

  2. Add in chopped cilantro, garlic powder & lime juice. Stir all ingredients to combine. Set aside until ready for use.

Spicy Salmon Filets
  1. Into a small bowl combine coriander, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt & pepper. Stir to combine.

  2. Evenly divide & apply spices to both sides of your salmon filets.

  3. When all other parts of the bowl are completed heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon for 3-5 minutes on each side. 

Bowl Assembly
  1. Cook either rice or cilantro lime cauliflower rice. When finished add to the bottom of the bowl.

  2. Add salmon filet & black bean corn salsa to the bowl. 

  3. Top with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing. Garnish with other desired toppings. Serve & enjoy!

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