Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Japanese salmon

Healthy, sushi inspired meal prep.

This simple Japanese style, pan-fried salmon with wasabi yogurt dressing is the ultimate summer meal prep. Crispy salmon sits atop a bed of steamed, seasoned rice, alongside a refreshing cucumber salad with crunchy sesame seeds. When you mix it all together it tastes like sushi. It’s super easy to pull together and is packed with authentic flavours that will have you feeling like you’re dinning out. Make this recipe over the weekend and have lunches (or diners) ready for the week.

Japanese Salmon meal prep

This deconstructed sushi meal prep comes together with five simple components.

1.  Salmon with a simple marinade. (Pro Tip: Marinate the salmon in a Luvele glass vacuum container and employ the hand pump to seal. This will open the pores of the salmon and absorb the marinade much quicker).

2.  Wasabi yogurt dressing. This delicious dressing is an old favourite here on our blog. If you are someone always keen to find new ways to increase probiotic foods in your diet, then this dressing is for you. Traditional Japanese cooking may not typically use yogurt as an ingredient however the natural tang of homemade yogurt teams so beautifully with wasabi and ginger. You’ll never want Japanese mayonnaise again. Wasabi yogurt dressing can be made with traditional dairy yogurt or homemade coconut yogurt.

2.  Ginger and coriander cucumber salad, that’s simple, fresh and crisp.

3.  Rice – use Japanese short grain rice or sushi rice. Add sushi seasoning (a blend of rice vinegar, sugar and salt) to get that signature sweet and tangy sushi flavour and sticky texture.

4.  Toasted sesame seeds – an essential crunch.

For extra sushi fixings, add sliced avocado, pickled ginger, crushed nori, soy sauce, or more wasabi.

Japanese Salmon

You can prep all the components in advance and store them in Luvele glass vacuum containers separately in the fridge or portion them out and seal with the hand pump to keep the meals fresh for days.

Japanese salmon

Japanese salmon

Japanese salmon



Japanese salmon



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