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Simple Pan Seared Salmon Macro Bowls | recipe, easy, with skin, healthy, crispy, how to, kale, avocado, sweet potato |

Simple Pan Seared Salmon Macro Bowls

  • Author: Ellie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main


  • 2 6-ounce salmon filets, skin on
  • 1 Tablespoon neutral oil like avocado
  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 purple sweet potatoes, steamed
  • 1 avocado


  1. Pat the salmon filets dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a stainless steel pan with neutral oil (I used avocado) over medium-high heat.
  3. When the pan is hot, add the salmon filets, skin side down, one at a time making sure to press the salmon into the pan in order to keep the entire skin in contact with the surface of the pan.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium low.
  5. Cook for 6-9 minutes depending on thickness. You are looking for the salmon to be cooked about 3/4 of the way to the surface.
  6. Using a metal fish spatula, turn the filets over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  7. While the salmon is cooking, saute kale in olive oil with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve in a bowl with sauteed kale, avocado, and steamed sweet potato.