Harissa Salmon Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas


Last Updated on August 7, 2022

Harissa salmon bowls are a nourishing and flavorful lunch or dinner to make for the week. They’re filled with spiced roasted chickpeas and served with a delicious harissa tahini sauce.

harissa salmon

Harissa Salmon Bowls

Harissa is a condiment I always have around to use on proteins, veggies and in sauces. It’s a hot chili pepper paste with a slight smokey flavor, and can range in spice level depending on the type of peppers used.

The harissa adds the perfect touch of heat to the salmon, and an extra bit of flavor to the homemade tahini sauce.

These salmon bowls truly have all the goods. Crunchy chickpeas, harissa salmon bites, white jasmine rice, sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a simple harissa tahini sauce.

You can prepare the bowl ingredients a few days in advance, and keep them around for a quick lunch or dinner to throw together during the week!

harissa salmon

Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite bowl toppers, but they also make for the perfect snack. Simply toss the chickpeas in your favorite spice blend and olive oil, then roast them until they’re nice and crunchy.

salmon bites

A simple, healthy dinner

This delicious meal comes together in just about 40 minutes, and is the perfect healthy dinner packed with protein, fiber and fats. The salmon comes out juicy and flavorful, and pairs so well with the rice and fresh veggies.

The harissa tahini is an absolute must- so don’t leave that out!

salmon bowls

You guys are going to love this simple recipe. I can’t wait for you all to try it 🙂

Other salmon recipes you’ll love:

Honey Za’atar Salmon

Sheet Pan Pesto Crusted Salmon

Everything Crusted Salmon Bites

Maple Chipotle Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

Harissa Salmon Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas

5 from 7 votes
Course: Dinner


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  • Harissa Salmon
  • 1 1 lb salmon, I prefer the skin removed

  • 2 tbsp 2 harissa (hot chili pepper paste)

  • 1 tbsp 1 mayo, or sub olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper

  • Lemon juice, to top

  • Roasted Chickpeas
  • 1 can 1 chickpeas, 15 oz

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper

  • Pinch cayenne, optional

  • Harissa Tahini
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 tahini (sesame paste)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 water

  • 1 clove 1 garlic, crushed

  • 2 tbsp 2 lemon juice

  • 1 1 -2 tsp harissa, depending on spice preference

  • Salt, to taste

  • Serve with
  • White rice, sliced cucumbers, red onion, chopped parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add them to a parchment lined sheet pan and pat them dry. Toss them together with the olive oil and spices
  • Roast the chickpeas for 20 minutes, tossing them halfway through
  • While they’re in the oven, slice your salmon into 1″ cubes
  • Add the salmon cubes to a bowl together with the mayo, harissa, and spices. Toss together to coat evenly
  • After 20 minutes, remove the chickpeas from the oven and add the salmon bites to the sheet pan. Spray the salmon and chickpeas with cooking spray or a light drizzle of olive oil.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. I like to place the pan under the broiler for the last 2 minutes. Once ready, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the salmon
  • For the sauce, whisk together all of the tahini ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. If you wanted a regular tahini sauce, you can leave out the harissa. You can add more water if needed to thin out the sauce.
  • Once the salmon and chickpeas are done, add them to a bowl with cooked white rice, sliced cucumbers and red onion. Top it all with the harissa tahini sauce, chopped parsley and enjoy!

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  1. This was great! I used cauliflower rice and cilantro instead of parsley. Easy to make, great flavors, and healthy

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