This fun bbq salmon bowl packs big flavors and colors and is also super easy to whip up. Trust me, it’s a total winner for those warm evenings when you crave something light yet satisfying. Flavorful, bright, delicious. Family and friends are going to love this dish.

top down view of bbq salmon bowl with mango salad

Why You’ll Love This BBQ Salmon Bowl

The mix of smoky BBQ salmon with mango and avocado salsa is truly magical. The contrasting flavors and textures create a perfect harmony that’s sure to impress your taste buds. This easy salmon bowl packs nutrients, making it a healthy and delicious choice for any meal.

bbq salmon bowl with mango salad

Ingredients for the BBQ Salmon

To make the BBQ salmon, you’ll need:

  • 3 pieces of salmon
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt (add more if you have larger filets)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
bbq spices being mixed in bowl

Preparing the BBQ Salmon

  1. Preheat and Prep: Start by preheating your oven to 475°F (245°C). We cook the salmon on high heat for only 10 minutes.
  2. Season the Salmon: In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, smoked paprika, onion powder, cumin, and kosher salt. Rub this spice mix all over the salmon pieces, ensuring they are well-coated. Drizzle with olive oil and let the salmon marinate for about 10 minutes while the oven heats.
  3. Bake to Perfection: Place the salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup. Bake the salmon for 10 minutes, or until it is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. The high heat will give the salmon a nice, crispy exterior while keeping the inside juicy and tender.
bbq spice rub being poured onto salmon filets

Ingredients for the Mango and Avocado Salsa

While the salmon is baking, you can prepare the refreshing mango and avocado salsa. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced (optional, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
mango avocado salsa over bbq salmon

Making the Mango and Avocado Salsa

  1. Mix it Up: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the diced mangoes, avocado, minced cilantro, and jalapeño. If you like a bit of heat, the jalapeño adds a nice kick, but you can skip it if you prefer a milder salsa.
  2. Add the Zing: Drizzle the honey over the mixture and squeeze in the lime juice. Add the lime zest for an extra burst of citrusy flavor. Gently toss everything together until well combined. Season with salt to taste.
mango avocado salsa

Bringing It All Together

To complete your BBQ Salmon Bowl, you’ll need 2 cups of cooked jasmine rice. The fragrant, fluffy rice serves as the perfect base to soak up all the delicious flavors.

  1. Assemble the Bowl: Divide the cooked jasmine rice between three bowls. Top each bowl with a piece of BBQ salmon.
  2. Top with Salsa: Generously spoon the mango and avocado salsa over the salmon. The vibrant colors and fresh flavors of the salsa add a beautiful contrast to the smoky salmon.
bbq salmon bowl

A Few Tips for the Best BBQ Salmon Bowl

  • Fresh is Best: Use fresh, ripe mangoes and avocados for the salsa. The sweetness of the mango and the creaminess of the avocado truly make this dish shine.
  • Customize Your Spice: Feel free to adjust the spice levels in both the salmon rub and the salsa. Add more or less jalapeño depending on your heat preference.
  • Meal Prep Friendly: This BBQ salmon bowl is great for meal prepping. You can make a batch of the salmon and salsa ahead of time and simply assemble the bowls when you’re ready to eat.
bbq salmon bowl with mango salad

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bbq salmon bowl with mango avocado salsa

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
bbq salmon bowl


  • 3 Filets Salmon, skin removed

wet Spice rub

  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs olive oil

Mango salsa

  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested


  • 2 cups Cooked Jasmine Rice


  • Preheat oven to 475 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Follow package instructions and cook jasmine rice
  • In a bowl mix together all of the wet spice rub ingredients together and then brush onto the salmon filets. Bake the salmon for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl mix together the mango, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, honey, and lime.
  • Spoon rice into a bowl, top with salmon, and mango salsa! Enjoy!
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