If you’re searching for healthy recipes to help with your weight loss journey, add this one to the list!
I’m not a huge fan of salmon but my kids love it. Lately I’ve been having fun experimenting with different salmon recipes. My girls are my guinea pigs. 🙂
I can tell you they both loved this Salmon Bowl!
With the Weight Watchers purple plan this Salmon Bowl is only 1 point. With the blue plan it’s 4 points and the green plan is 6 points.
Fresh salmon works best with this recipe. How you want to cook the salmon filets is up to you. You can pan sear it, bake it in the oven or use the broiler. I’ll give directions for all three.
Pan searing salmon:
This is how I cooked the salmon for these salmon bowls. I started by spraying the salmon with olive oil spray (it was zero points) then added black pepper and salt.
Heat a non stick pan over medium-high heat. Once it’s hot add the salmon skin side up. Let it cook for 4 minutes then flip over the salmon.
Reduce the heat to medium and let it cook 3-4 minutes or until it’s cooked all the way through.
Baking the salmon:
When I’m making salmon for my kids I usually bake it, but it was too hot and I didn’t want to use the oven. This method is really easy!
Spray the salmon with olive oil spray, black pepper and salt. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet skin side down or shallow dish and bake 12-15 minutes or until it’s cooked through.
Broiling the salmon:
Preheat the broiler on high. Spray the salmon with olive oil spray, black pepper and salt. Place salmon filets on a baking sheet skin side down. Place under the broiler for 8-10 minutes.
All three methods are a great way to cook the salmon.
I bought 1 lb. of salmon for this healthy meal. It came as two pieces of fish but I wanted the recipe to be four servings. I used a sharp knife to cut both pieces in half, giving me four pieces of salmon.
These Salmon Bowls are topped with a delicious lemon dill sauce that’s easy to make. In a small bowl combine fat free Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, dill, garlic, a pinch of salt and water.
Whisk it all together and set it aside while you build the Salmon Bowls.
I used brown rice for this recipe but you can also use white rice or cauliflower rice, just make sure you doublecheck the points.
Divide rice in four bowls then top each with cucumber, carrots and red onion. Next add a piece of salmon to each bowl and top it with lemon dill sauce. You can also cut up lemon wedges to serve with each bowl.
If you don’t want to make this recipe for your whole family it’s also great for meal prep!
You could also make an Asian Salmon Bowl by cooking the salmon in some sesame oil and soy sauce then topping it with green onions and sesame seeds.
Yield: 4 servings (1 point per serving for purple, 4 points per serving for blue and 6 points per serving for green)
- 1 lb. salmon fillets
- Olive oil spray
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cucumber, cut into slices
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- Red onion, cut into slices
- 1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon water
- Pinch of salt
Preheat a non stick pan on medium-high heat.
With salmon skin side down spray the salmon with olive oil spray, pepper and salt.
Add the salmon to the pan skin side up and cook for four minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, flip the salmon and cook 3-4 minutes or until it's fully cooked.
In a small bowl add all of he ingredients for the lemon dill sauce and whisk together.
Assemble the bowls by adding 1/2 cup of rice to each, cucumber slices, carrots, red onion, one piece of salmon to each and topping it with the lemon dill sauce.
Here are some more WW friendly recipe ideas:
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!
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