Rainbow Salmon Buddha Bowls

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetI was recently turned onto “Buddha Bowls” by my favorite YouTuber. They’re basically an excuse to re-purpose all the remaining produce in your refrigerator, combine with a grain or protein of your choice and have a meal suitable for Instagram and/or our hipster generation. As Kalyn describes on her blog post, you begin with a bowl – preferably round – and fill it with a base (quinoa, rice, or another grain), top with a protein (tofu, chicken, salmon, etc) and decorate with veggies before dousing with sauce.

Processed with VSCO with g3 presetIntending to make my meal as Instagram-ready as possible, I chose an array of vegetables that represented every color in the ROY G. BIV family. Intending to make my meal an actually edible dinner for my boyfriend, I tested a Parmesan Baked Salmon Recipe from Kraft.

Below are instructions for creating your own Rainbow Bowl of millennial approved vegetable-goodness, topped with a Rainbow, I mean, pink fish.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

To make the salmon:

Ingredients: 1/4 cup of light mayonnaise, 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese, 4 skinless salmon fillets, 1/8 tsp red pepper, 2 tsp of lemon juice, and 1/2 cup bread crumbs.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix mayonaise, cheese and peper until blended.
  3. Place your fish in a shallow foil-lined pan and drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. Cover fish with mayo mixture; and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.

To turn into a “Buddha Bowl:”

  1. Fill a small bowl with grain of your choice. (I used an Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in the Whole Grain Brown variety.)
  2. Top with vegetables of your choice (asparagus, avocado, purple cabbage, red or orange bell peppers, tomatoes or any other colorful produce item you desire).
  3. Layer on the salmon.

And of course, the final step is to broadcast it:





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