|December 8, 2023

Salmon Protein Bowl With Broccoli and Leeks

By Amanda Suazo
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Salmon Protein Bowl With Broccoli and Leeks

For the perfect all-in-one meal, look no further than the protein bowl. With the right balance of veggies and fresh meat or fish, they take minimal effort to prep and keep you satisfied for hours.

The best part about protein bowl recipes is that you can customize them with your favorite fresh ingredients. This one incorporates nutrient-packed veggies like broccoli, celery, and leeks, plus wild-caught salmon rich in vitamin B12 — but you don’t have to stick with those options if you prefer something different.

Try your protein bowl with grass-fed beef, poached eggs, or pastured bacon, and swap in veggies like zucchini, salad greens, or asparagus. Don’t forget spices, too: Fresh herbs, ginger, and apple cider vinegar all make delicious options. Top it all with a heaping spoonful of grass-fed butter or Brain Octane Oil, and your clean-eating lunch is served.

This protein bowl recipe comes straight from the Santa Monica Bulletproof Café kitchen — stop by and try all their amazing protein bowl flavor combos!

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Salmon Protein Bowl With Broccoli and Leeks

This protein bowl recipe loads your meal with fresh veggies, wild-caught salmon, and Brain Octane Oil to keep you fueled -- all with 20 minutes of prep.
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Prep20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
CourseMain Dishes
DietDairy-Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Servings1 serving


  • ½ head of broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • ¼ trimmed leek, cleaned and sliced
  • Pinch each of chopped fresh rosemary, chili powder, and curry powder
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • 4 ounces wild-caught salmon
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • Cilantro, sliced green onions, and sliced watermelon radishes to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp Brain Octane Oil
  • Cooked and cooled white rice (optional), seasoned with ground turmeric to taste


  • Cook salmon using your favorite method (poaching is recommended).
  • While salmon cooks, prepare broccoli leek base. Season a pot of water generously with salt and bring to a boil. Add broccoli, celery, and leeks and boil for 10 minutes, or until soft.
  • Drain veggies and reserve about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Transfer veggies to a blender and blend until fully pureed, adding a tablespoon of cooking water at a time until it reaches a veggie mash consistency. (You can also do this in your cooking pot with an immersion blender.) Add rosemary, chili powder, curry powder, and cayenne (if using), and mix well.
  • Add broccoli leek base to a bowl and top with rice, cooked salmon, avocado, and remaining veggies. Drizzle with Brain Octane Oil and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

  • Servings: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 374
  • Fat: 20.4 g
  • Protein: 26.6 g
  • Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Net Carbs: 8 g
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