Broccoli Leek Protein Bowl With Salmon / Broccoli Leek Protein Bowl With Salmon

Broccoli Leek Protein Bowl With Salmon

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 — 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!

Start to Finish: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 head of broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • Cilantro, sliced green onions, and sliced watermelon radishes to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons Brain Octane Oil
  • Cooked and cooled white rice (optional), seasoned with ground turmeric to taste


  1. Cook salmon using your favorite method (poaching is recommended).
  2. 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.
  3. Drain veggies and reserve about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Serves: 1 serving

Chris Lewis