15 minutes. That’s all you need for this recipe. That’s it. If I can get this recipe made and photographed in the 30 minute nap window Avery is giving me these days, you can, too. I believe in you. I also believe you’ll love this dish. I mean, it’s made with hot honey. What a glorious invention. I was introduced to it years ago when my sister-in-law and I decided to build a charcuterie board the size of our dining room table. Everyone and their mom said a MUST for the coot board was hot honey. I trusted those strangers over the internet and they were correct. Well, other than squirting it (gross term) onto cheese and crackers, I haven’t really used it for anything else. Until now. And I’m really happy with this late night idea I came up with.

PaleOMG Air Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bowls

PaleOMG Air Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bowls

Speaking of late nights, I had 3 of them this past week. Brian was out of town, living his best life in Arizona for a golf trip, while I was back home trying to keep our baby asleep at night. I really envy the parents who have children who sleep through the night from an early age. I also envy my husband. I thought I would be resentful when he was gone, but I was more so jealous. I want to leave on a whim, without having to think about feeding my child or when I need to pump. I know that day will come, but I’m a bit chained to this house at the moment. But once I’m done breastfeeding, I’m getting out of here! I already have a trip to San Diego planned out in my head. I’ll visit a friend, put my feet in the ocean, drink a couple margaritas, and eat Sidecar donuts like I own the place. I will be as free as a bird…until I miss Avery and want to get back home to her immediately. Parenthood is a constant rollercoaster.

PaleOMG Air Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bowls

PaleOMG Air Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bowls

Can we talk about Rhianna’s performance at the Superbowl? Some people thought it was a snooze fest while others are saying BOW DOWN, BIIIIIIISH. I’m in the bow down category. If confidence was a human, it would be Rhianna. This bish comes out on stage, rocking her preggo belly, and sings all of her bangers without needing anyone else to join her on stage. She has so much confidence and such an incredible voice that she didn’t have to do some insane dance moves or bring surprise guests on stage or change into different outfits. Nope. She just sang all her best songs, promoted her makeup line like a boss, and let her dancers do their thing. She’s good. Real good. Her show really took me back to the moments in college when I danced on bar tops because of liquid confidence. Same same, but different.

PaleOMG Air Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bowls

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Air Fryer Hot Honey Salmon Bowls

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x



Quick Pickled Cucumbers

  • 3 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the bowls

  • 1lb salmon, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup hot honey
  • 2 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 package of microwavable rice
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • sliced green onions, for garnish
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Korean chili flakes, for garnish


  1. Place cucumbers in a shallow bowl and top with rice vinegar and sugar. Toss to combined and set aside.
  2. Cut salmon into cubes and place in a bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, hot water, and avocado oil. Pour over half the mixture onto the salmon and mix to combined. Place salmon in an air fryer basket, turn the temperature up to 400 and set the time for 5 minutes.
  3. While the salmon is cooking, cook the rice in the microwave or stovetop.
  4. Build your bowl with rice, salmon, pickled cucumbers, and avocado. Then garnish with the remaining hot honey sauce, green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds, and Korean chili flakes before serving!

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  1. Tara says:

    These bowls are so easy and soooooo delicious!!!!! I make these quite often for my family.