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Blackened Salmon Fajita Bowls

Blackened salmon fajita bowls cook on the grill quickly and easily. This flavorful healthy grilling recipe is perfect for making a quick dinner in the summer. It’s one of my favorite easy salmon recipes!

Easy salmon recipes like Blackened Salmon Fajita Bowls are a quick and easy summer meal, made on the grill!

errr, I mean plate. But I just really like how bowl sounds. Would you agree?

This blackened salmon fajitas dinner is what I made the other night. I prepared the entire thing on the grill. With the exception of the rice of course – I threw that in the rice cooker, which I finally have learned to use after a year of using up a lot of space in my cabinet.

I can’t really call this a “recipe” – the blackened salmon fajita bowls are what they are.

It’s a piece of wild salmon (from Costco, that I defrosted from the freezer) sprinkled in blackening seasoning, then cooked on the grill over foil. Take a few bell peppers and onions, slice them thin and toss in a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Then cook them in a grill basket, next to the salmon.

It’s this rice.

And it all comes together with a little hot sauce.

blackened salmon fajita bowl cooks on the grill quickly and easily. This flavorful healthy grilling recipe is perfect for summer meals!

It was a totally perfect dinner on a night where I didn’t feel like messing with the oven. But if you don’t have a grill, no worries, you can make this easily by cooking up peppers in a skillet and salmon under the broiler (like this).

Blackened salmon, before grilling

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Blackened Salmon Fajita Bowl


  • wild salmon fillets
  • blackening season (I use Old Bay Blackened)
  • bell peppers (red, green, orange, yellow), sliced thin
  • red or yellow onion, sliced thin
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • hot sauce, for serving


  1. Toss sliced peppers and onions in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in grill basket over medium-high heat. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, tossing and checking while it is cooking. You’ll want to keep an eye on your peppers and onions and make sure they are not burning (though a little charred always works for me!).
  2. Lay a sheet of heavy-duty (make sure it’s heavy-duty!) aluminum foil over medium high grill. Pat dry your salmon fillets and brush with olive oil or cooking spray on both sides. Sprinkle top side liberally with blackening seasoning and place skin side down on aluminum foil on grill. Close lid and cook for about 10 minutes or until salmon has changed color and flakes. Do not overcook, test with a fork if you are not sure. Inside should be just turning pink.

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vegetables being cooked on a grill.


blackened salmon, cooked on the grill

Enjoy your blackened salmon fajita bowls, and have a great weekend!

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13 Responses to “Blackened Salmon Fajita Bowls”

  1. Cassie posted April 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Broiled salmon is my favorite. We eat lots of grilled veggies too, in fact, we have that same grill basket. This sounds so good, Aggie!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) posted April 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    it’s always the non-recipes that are the best…this looks amazing!

  3. Jersey Girl Cooks posted April 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Love this healthy meal! I am so happy that grilling season is here.

  4. Paula- bell'alimento posted April 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I love Salmon. Aggie this looks incredible.

  5. JulieD posted April 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I have to make this!

  6. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale posted April 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Those are gorgeous and sound amazing! I love Salmon.

  7. Bev Weidner posted April 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm


  8. Sandy @ RE posted April 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

    looks fantastic, girl. now wish I could drive up 2 hours and eat it with you 🙂

  9. Deborah posted April 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I seriously went to 2 stores yesterday looking for salmon, and none of it looked good. Looks like I need to take a trip to Costco – this looks amazing!!

  10. Jamie posted April 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve never blackened salmon. Need to make this very soon. What a healthy meal.

  11. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids posted April 23, 2012 at 8:19 am

    It might not be a “real” recipe, but it sure does sound delicious to me!

  12. Maria posted April 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Great healthy meal!

  13. Bree posted April 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Sounds like the perfect combination!

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