Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls

March is Nutrition Month, and I’m sharing these nutritious, delicious, Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls to celebrate. And, I’m doing it in collaboration with one of my favourite organizations, the Marine Stewardship Council.

This post is sponsored by the Marine Stewardship Council. As always, all opinions are my own.

What are Sushi Bowls?

Sushi bowls are everything you would find in a roll, only in a bowl. (rhyme intended).  I love them for when I want sushi, but don’t want to go out. I just throw everything in a bowl and get my sushi fix without the fuss. 

These delicious bowls are made with MSC certified sustainable smoked wild sockeye salmon. 

two sushi bowls with two sets of chopsticks

What is the Marine Stewardship Council?

The Marine Stewardship Council or MSC  is a global non-profit organization whose mission is to keep our oceans healthy and to keep wild seafood available to all of us forever.

The MSC encourages fisheries around the world to meet their globally recognized standard for seafood sustainability and educate consumers about the benefits of choosing wild, certified sustainable seafood for the health of our oceans, and their own health, too. 

Visit the MSC website to learn more about what they do, and what you can do to help.

smoked salmon sushi bowl with avocado, cucumber and rice

Nutrition Month

Because March is Nutrition Month, it’s a good reminder to us all that seafood is a healthy and delicious addition to the weekly meal rotation. It’s also an excellent protein choice for anyone who is trying to reduce their carbon footprint by eating less meat. 

We’re trying to incorporate seafood into our menu at least twice per week, and I love the ease of cooking with seafood. Fish and shellfish are always quick to cook, which makes it perfect for weeknight meals, like this Spanish Fish Stew, or Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp. Seafood is always a natural choice for delicious date night dinners, too. Check out Mussels Thai Style for inspiration.

And by choosing MSC certified sustainable seafood, you are making a choice that’s good for you, and the ocean, too.

Seafood Nutrition Benefits

There are many benefits to adding more seafood to our diets. First, seafood is a complete source of protein, providing 30-40% of our daily requirements in a 3 oz serving. Secondly, that 3 oz serving only has about 100 calories for the leanest of fish species, and 200 calories for even the fattiest of fish. Third, seafood is low in saturated fat, and in total fat. Most of the fat from seafood is heart-healthy polyunsaturated, and omega 3 fatty acids, (the good fats).  Fourth, seafood is very low in cholesterol, making it even more heart-healthy. Finally, (because I’ll stop at five) Seafood is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, in particular B vitamins, vitamin D, and vitamin A. 




How Do You Know it’s Sustainable?

Look for the MSC blue fish label. This label means that it’s certified sustainable, wild, and traceable to its source. Purchasing certified sustainable seafood is an easy way to make a big impact on the health of our oceans. 

And it’s so easy to do. Because there is a wide variety of MSC certified sustainable seafood choices available at every price point. Look for the MSC bluefish label on canned & pouched, frozen, and fresh seafood products. The wild smoked sockeye salmon that I’m using in these sushi bowls are just one example. As are the shrimp and scallops that I used for these delicious Seafood Enchiladas.

Package of smoked salmon with the Marine Stewardship Council label.



Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls

Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls are a simple, nutritious, and delicious way to get your sushi fix without going out.
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2
Calories 433 kcal


Wasabi Mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp real mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp wasabi paste
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar


  • 1 cup sushi rice cooked and cooled
  • 2 sheets of nori (toasted seaweed) dampened
  • 4 oz MSC certified smoked salmon
  • 1 cup cucumber cut into matchsticks
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • soy sauce


Wasabi Mayonnaise

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, and rice vinegar. Refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Divide rice between two bowls
  • With your fingers, dampen nori with water, and cut into strips. Divide the nori between the two bowls.
  • Roll smoked salmon slices into cigar shapes and divide between the bowls
  • Top the bowls with avocado, cucumber slices and scallions.
  • Sprinkle each bowl with sesame seeds, and drizzle with wasabi mayonnaise
  • Serve with soy sauce on the side.


You can substitute any short-grained rice, such as arborio, for the sushi rice.
Reduce the amount of wasabi paste if you want a milder sauce.
If you can't find wasabi paste, sriracha is a delicious substitute. 
Use gluten-free soy sauce to make this gluten-free


Serving: 1gCalories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 15gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 554mgPotassium: 753mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 364IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Keyword rice bowl, salmon, smoked salmon, sockeye salmon,, sushi
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57 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls

  1. I don’t know why but I’ve been on this crazy salmon addiction lately and this blog post is right on time. I’ll be adding yet another salmon recipe to the dinner menu this week! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

  2. First time learning about MSC and I really like what they are doing by educating others on choosing wild and certified sustainable seafood. That’s great because I LOVE seafood. This sushi bowl looks fantastic and a quick way to have legit sushi without making the roll itself. Although that can be fun to do but I’m always picking at the food before it gets into the roll anyway. LOL

    1. Connie, I’m so glad that you were able to learn about MSC here. We all need to buy sustainable because we love seafood. Enjoy these sushi bowls, they are so good.

  3. I love sushi so this recipe really appeals to me and I am super excited to gather the ingredients to make this recipe happen. The recipe looks so easy and I could definitely see this recipe being a keeper.

  4. I have added this to my menu for next week and I am already drooling over enjoying it with my family. Sushi and salmon are two of our favorite things.

  5. Lovely idea! We’ve got some nice smoked salmon in the freezer right now, and I’ve been trying to think about what to do with it. We often make temaki (hand rolls) for dinner here, and the kids always love them, so I bet they’d love a sushi bowl too! The nice drizzled wasabi mayo sauce on top is a great touch too! Cheers, and thanks for sharing.

  6. I love the idea of tossing everything in a bowl! I’m often waaay too lazy to make it. This looks so healthy and delicious!!

  7. I love smoked salmon and sushi, so this was my perfect recipe! It was so delicious and couldn’t be easier to make.

  8. This reminds me – I have been meaning to make sushi bowls for such a long time, and never really had enough time… or maybe it was not the right moment. Well, it IS now – can’t wait to use this recipe!

  9. Wow, this is so amazing and you gave me an idea of making different style of a sushi.I will make sushi bowl right now! Yum!

  10. This is definitely a great idea – my kids have been asking for sushi lately and this is such a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration 😉

  11. This looks delicious – I have sushi rice and seaweed wraps in the cupboard, but I am not good at making the delicate sushi! I have a little card that tells me which fish is sustainable etc when I shop, which is so useful!

    1. Thanks Jacqui. The bowls are a lazy way, but they taste just as delicious, and our family loves them. So happy to hear that you shop for sustainable seafood, too!

  12. Beautiful recipe to showcase a good iniciative. I love everything about sushi bowls and this one is no exception!

  13. This recipe is so so good! I love sushi but it can be fussy. This is so nice and simple and I really love that wasabi mayo 😛 This is going to be on repeat now, thanks!
    PS. I love that you used sockeye, I try to only use oceanwise seafood too!

  14. Love the idea of using smoked salmon in a rice bowl. Much easier easier than trying to source sashimi grade fish and smoked salmon is so yum!!☺️ Going to try this recipe tonight, thanks!

  15. You had me at sushi bowls- and I love that this doesn’t have any raw salmon in it! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it out!

  16. Yum!! I love healthy recipes and this is perfect. Great flavours and so easy too. You have inspired me to make a few more healthy recipes, cheers.

  17. My daughter found this recipe on Pinterest and shared it with me. Our family loves eating fish. These smoked salmon sushi bowls are both tasty and satisfying. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

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