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30 Minute Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls

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Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls

This post here is my 3rd and final one about that time I headed out to Phoenix, Arizona for the #HelloSprouts blogger retreat (sponsored by Sprouts) with 9 fantastic other bloggers. While I’ve focused more on what I’ve learned in this post and this post, today, I’m focusing on some of the fun parts of that retreat: the contests!

I eluded to them briefly in my Spicy & Sweet Miso Glazed Sweet Potatoes Post… but, I figured they needed a bit more air-time than a mere mention. I gotta admit though, when I first got the itinerary with an outline of the daily activities the good folks at Sprouts had planned for us, the contests were the least interesting to me. In fact, I kinda glazed over them, hoping we wouldn’t have time to get to them with everything else on the agenda. Shame on me – right?! But, it’s funny how most times, those things I look forward to doing the least, I end up enjoying the most…

Sprouts Influencer Retreat Contests

Our first contest happened to be an Instagram video challenge. Now, I’m not quite comfortable in front of the camera, but I had so much fun recording other bloggers and interviewing vendors for this challenge. In fact, if not for this challenge, I wouldn’t have found out about The Honest Kitchen‘s highly portable, dehydrated dog food! Next up was the “romance-copy” challenge in which we were challenged to write a seductive description about Sprouts-soon-to-be-released, Chocolate Lacey Cookies. If y’all are fortunate to have a Sprouts store close by, then these cookies are a must try!

On day two, we moved onto the gift basket challenge. This challenge had us running around Sprouts Farmers Market with a gift basket theme in hand and 50 buckaroos to spend on said gift basket – with all the gift baskets being donated to one-n-ten afterwards. Later that day, we were partnered up to participate in our final, (and my favorite) challenge – a chopped-style, “mystery box” challenge, judged by Sprouts Culinary Director, Chef Matt! Our mystery boxes contained cooked salmon, lightly sauteed greens, cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes and a bunch of condiments and spices – with instructions to make a paleo meal that could adorn the ready-to-eat-meals-section at Sprouts. I worked with Abigail @JoyToTheWorld to come up with a delicious concoction that I have tried to recreate here, today.

Honey Chili Sweet Potatoes
Turmeric Cauliflower And Greens
Honey Chili Salmon

Of course, this version on here is a warm version (though my daughter will argue that by the time I was done photographing it, it was lukewarm). The version we made during our challenge was a cold dish – for one, we were in the middle of a hot day in Phoenix and, two, we also didn’t have access to a stove – part of the beauty of this challenge, I thought.

Honey Chili Sweet Potatoes And Turmeric Cauli Rice

Even though there are three separate elements to these bowls, they all come together very quickly – and you could have them all going at once. I started the sweet potatoes off first and then cooked the cauliflower rice along with the salmon. As this recipe has so many components, I wasn’t sure what to call it and settled on “30 Minute Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls” after eliminating “Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Caveman Bowls.”

Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Caveman Bowls

As evidenced in this turkey, honey + chili are one of my favorite combos currently – so I used this combo, along with some ginger, to season the sweet potatoes. The salmon also got a healthy wallop of honey and chili – while I only used turmeric, paprika and gobs of garlic to flavor the cauliflower rice. Just before I moved, I got a surprise package from Sprouts with some of their Fall-themed pumpkin eats such as that bag of Pumpkin Pepitas you see in these pictures. I finally opened these pepitas up and they added such a delish texture and flavor to the sweet potatoes. If pumpkin pepitas are not your thing, at the contest, we used salted pepitas and they worked just as well.

If you are fortunate to have a Sprouts near ya, please do stop by as Sprouts is filled with a wide array of fresh produce, dairy, meat and seafood, delicious freshly-baked goods, thousands of natural, organic and gluten-free groceries as well as eclectic beers and wines, vitamins and supplements, and more – all at fantastic prices! And, if you don’t have a Sprouts Farmer’s Market near you, no need to fret, as Sprouts has now partnered with Amazon Prime for delivery service. Through Amazon Prime, you can now get your entire grocery shopping list this Thanksgiving season, including fresh organic produce, meat and seafood from Sprouts, delivered right to your door with one hour ($7.99) and free two-hour delivery between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m!

I’ve been yammering on for almost 1000 words, so I will stop now and leave y’all with the recipe…
Toodles till next time!

Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls

30 Minute Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls

4.67 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Shashi
So easy and so quick - these Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls are perfect for this busy time of year - and, are just plain delicious - you might find yourself preferring to whip these up instead of ordering take-out! 😉 


Honey Chili Salmon

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Honey Chili Sweet Potato

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and cubed into small pieces
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Turmeric Cauli-Rice And Greens

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 16 oz pkg "riced" cauliflower
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste


Honey Chili Sweet Potato

  • Add olive oil to a pan, when warm, add the onions and saute till onions are translucent.
  • Add in the ginger and sweet potatoes and saute till sweet potatoes are coated with olive oil. Then cover and let cook about 7 minutes or till sweet potato pieces are tender.
  • Add in the chili and honey, season with salt and pepper and serve with a sprinkling of Sprouts Pumpkin Pepitas or regular salted pepitas, cali-rice and honey chili salmon.

Honey Chili Salmon

  • Add olive oil to a pan - while it heats up, sprinkle the chili and salt and pepper on the salmon.
  • Then, add salmon to pan, drizzle on the honey and cook about 4 minutes - flip and cook other side about 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve with honey chili sweet potatoes and cauli rice.

Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

  • Add onion to a pan with olive oil and saute till translucent - about 5-7 minutes.
  • Then add in garlic and riced cauliflower and saute about 5 minutes. Add in turmeric, smoked paprika, and spinach and saute another couple of minutes. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and enjoy with honey chili sweet potatoes and honey chili salmon.


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 173mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Tag @SavorySpin or tag #savoryspin so we can share your ceation.
30 Minute Honey Chili Salmon And Sweet Potato Bowls Inspired by #HelloSprouts Retreat Chopped Contest

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  1. Clare says:

    My husband and I had this for dinner and really enjoyed it. I didn’t have riced cauliflower (or cauliflower to rice), so I substituted corn. I left out the garlic but used the turmeric and paprika. I left out the spinach until the end, when I wilted it with garlic, salt, and pepper, and placed it to the side of the salmon. I also cut the honey down to only one tablespoon, on the sweet potato. We really liked it, and I think next time I make it, I’ll serve it with a lemon on the side, just to brighten it up.

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  5. Mmmm this recipe looks good! I love salmon and I love sweet potatoes!

  6. mira says:

    I’m glad you had fun, what a wonderful retreat! Love these salmon bowls! Can’t wait to try them! Definitely my kind of food!

  7. These bowls look and sound absolutely AMAZING, Shashi! I’m excited to try them at home, especially since this sounded SO GOOD while we were at the retreat! Such a fun recap and an awesome dish!

  8. Abigail says:

    Ohhhh my, this looks and sounds FANTASTIC!!! I’m convinced that it will definitely beat our cold concoction from that hotttt Arizona day!! I had so much fun meeting and partnering with you!! You are such a kind and genuine soul!! I can’t wait to make this!! Especially after baby comes – perfect for breastfeeding ❤️

  9. Those challenges sound like a lot of fun, Shashi! For starters, I need to find those Chocolate Lacey Cookies…I’m a sucker for chocolate cookies! And as far as the running around the store with $50 to spend, that almost reminds me of those super market shopping gameshows…I used to love those shows! The salmon challenge is a fun one, and I always love putting on my thinking cap for Mixed-style challenges like this one. Looks like you came up with a winner with this honey-chili salmon! The sweet + spicy would be amazing together…especially with salmon. Yum!! Thanks for sharing your Sprouts journey…it’s fun to follow along!

  10. The color and char on the salmon is to die for! I cannot wait to replicate these flavors with vegetable bowls!

  11. Lisa Huff says:

    My son has been asking for salmon lately, so thank you! This will be perfect for him!

  12. The salmon looks like it has so much flavor and I love serving creamy sweet potatoes with salmon. I’m going to Sprouts today, and will check out the yummy pepitas

  13. Kate | Veggie Desserts says:

    Pumpkin spice pepitas??? These exist. I Neeeed them. They sound great on this sweet potato bowl.

  14. Tara says:

    This looks like a wonderful retreat! Love all your photos. The color of that salmon is so beautiful. Such great flavors too!

  15. Sounds like a really fun event! The salmon sweet potato bowls look droolworthy!