Easy Make-Ahead Lunch – Mediterranean Salmon Bowl

Healthy eating is easier than you may think, especially with this clever healthy lunch recipe. This make-ahead Mediterranean Salmon Bowl is the perfect meal prep recipe for your weekday lunches. Get the full recipe, ingredients, and prep instructions below. 

Mediterranean Salmon Bowl Ingredients 

  • Pre-cooked smoked salmon or raw salmon fillet
    • Cook salmon filet to your liking with seasoning: a pinch of salt and pepper, a pinch of dried dill, 1 tsp olive oil 
  • Store-bought hummus or baba ganoush
  • 2 cups dark leafy greens (kale or spring mix)
  • Store-bought canned dolmas (stuffed grape leaves)
  • Store-bought pickled red cabbage 
  • Juice of 1 lemon

How to Make a Mediterranean Salmon Bowl

If you’re unable to buy pre-made smoked salmon, bake a salmon fillet with a drizzle of olive oil (1 tsp) and a dash of salt, pepper, and dried dill. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes. You can cook several fillets at a time and then store them in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week. 

To make the Mediterranean bowl, place the dark leafy greens, and pickled red cabbage in a container or bowl. Then place 2-3 dolmas on top along with 1 salmon filet, then add lemon juice and lightly mix. Add 2 tbsp of hummus/baba ganoush on top or leave on the side to add later.

This is a great meal to prepare ahead, and it takes little to no cooking at all. Just assemble, package, and you’re on your way!

Lindsey Gass

Lindsey Gass, RD, LD/N is a registered dietitian in Miami, FL. With a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, Lindsey has years of experience in clinical, sports, long term care, and community nutrition. Lindsey currently works in critical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she provides nutrition support and participates in trauma research. Outside of her career, Lindsey is an avid runner and Nike run club pacer working towards qualifying for a Boston marathon. Follow Lindsey on Instagram at @lin.health for nutrition tips and tricks. Learn more about Youfit’s Registered Dietician