Updated: Oct 22
As promised on Instagram, here is the sushi bowl recipe! It's gluten free, dairy free, soy free. This recipe is full of healthy fats, protein, prebiotic foods, and probiotic foods. This means it's great for gut health!! Oh and it tastes yummy too. It's important to choose organic ingredients whenever possible but as you move through this recipe, you will notice that we don't always choose organic and why.
wild caught salmon; fresh or frozen will work.
The Fermented Relish Ingredients
fermented veggies of your choice; the one pictured above came from a local health
jalapeno; fresh or jarred will work.
coconut aminos; we like Trader Joes and Thrive Market brands best.
Homemade Spicy Mayo Ingredients
chiptole mayo; we recommend the Primal Kitchen brand to avoid inflammatory oils and for more cleaner ingredients.
sriracha; we recommend the Yellow Bird brand again for healthier ingredients.
**When using packaged foods (like condiments) to create healthy homemade meals, the brand you choose to use really matters. Most traditional brands will use inflammatory ingredients and other ingredients that are not good or safe for our health. So trust us and pick products from companies that are formulating their products with your health in mind. You will find that at Balanced Friends we think buying organic whenever possible is extremely important. But you will find that both brands used in this spicy mayo are not organic and we are OK with that ONLY when the ingredient list is simple, safe, and free from fake junk!
- Start by rinsing the quinoa (unless you purchased one that came already rinsed). Cook quinoa according to package directions.
- Next cook the wild caught salmon. I backed mine in the oven at 350 degrees for 20min. When you take it out of the oven, cut it in half and make sure it's cooked all the way through. Cooking times will vary based on how thick of a piece the salmon is.
- While the quinoa and wild caught salmon are cooking, make the spicy mayo and relish.
- For the fermented relish; add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix until you like the consistency. I did this because my fermented veggies came with large pieces of cabbage and carrots and I prefer it be in smaller pieces so I can have a small amount with each bite. You are probably wondering about measurements of spices. The truth is at Balanced Friends, both Alyssa & I cook by throwing things together and tasting it as we go. We simply don't know any other way! So add spices a little at a time and a splash of coconut aminos until you are happy with your relish.
- For the spicy mayo; you guessed it - I didn't measure a thing. I used about a table spoon of mayo and a dime squirt of sriracha, Then I added the spices until I liked the flavor. Truth is when it comes to cooking there is no need to be so ridged with your measurements because you truly have the freedom to make it taste how you like!
- Once everything is cooked and prepared; throw it all in a bowl and top with avocado, sesame seeds, and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice. Feel free to add more coconut aminos, garlic powder, sea salt, or anything else that sounds yummy to you!
Hope you enjoy this yummy nutritious meal as much as I do. Cooking at home is key to overall health. You have all the freedom to control the ingredients used to help you avoid things like unnecessary toxins, food additives, artificial colors and flavors, as well as inflammatory oils. You will be amazed at how much your health can transform just by reading ingredient labels and cooking at home most of the time! Thanks for being here with us and for being part of our wellness community.
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