Treat yourself to this protein packed Salmon Power Bowl {gluten free, low FODMAP} topped with citrusy, sweet and sour SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce, and fresh cilantro. Perfect for a healthy and delicious, 1-bowl, lunch or dinner!

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I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Let’s talk kiwifruit today!

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As in this tropical-sweet Sungold kiwifruit that’s topping my Salmon Power Bowl loaded with salmon {it’s hard to see, but it’s in there covered w/ cilantro!}, brown rice, shredded carrots, cucumber, avocado, and more kiwifruit in the form of this sweet and citrusy SunGold Ponzu Sauce and Marinade…It might not look the prettiest, but boy is it tasty!

And, since we’re talking about yummy things, have you ever tried a Sungold Kiwifruit before???

Unlike the traditional fuzzy skinned, slightly tangy tasting, green kiwifruit you’re probably used to {also yummy!}, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has smooth skin, a tropical-sweet taste, and a gorgeous golden hue.

I’m sorry I don’t have any photos to show you, but I ate all my kiwifruit before I remembered to take pictures. #oops

Learn More About SunGold Kiwifruit…

It’s ok though because my friends at Zespri have plenty of photos to share with you on their website, plus you can get loads of delicious kiwifruit recipes.

Salmon Power Bowl w/ SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce and Cilantro #sponsored

FYI: 1 serving {2 SunGold kiwifruit} has 3 x more vitamin C than an orange + just as much potassium as a banana. Pretty cool, huh?!Another cool thing about all kiwifruit, both green and SunGold, is that it contains an enzyme, actinidin, that breaks down protein and acts like a meat tenderizer. Hence the reason you can use your leftover kiwifruit ponzu sauce as a marinade too! I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan on marinating some chicken in my leftover SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Or, feel free to stop by one afternoon when Mr. Spicy is hanging out by the grill. He may even offer you a beer from his tap πŸ™‚

Oh, and before I share my Salmon Power Bowl recipe with you, here’s one more interesting bit of information I recently discovered about kiwifruit…

The actinidin and fiber in kiwifrui may help ease digestive discomfort, including bloating and constipation. And, since kiwifruit is low FODMAP, it may be a delicious fruit choice for anyone with IBS.

In addition, kiwifruit, in the form of a freeze dried kiwifruit extract, was shown to act as a prebiotic in one human study, by raising levels of  lactic acid bacteria {lactobacilli and bifidobacteria}. The study was very small, and the effect lasted only while the subjects were eating the kiwifruit extract, but still, it’s an interesting study, and I’ll be staying tuned for more research on kiwifruit and gut health!

Ok. Let’s eat!

Salmon Power Bowl w/ SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce & Cilantro #sponsored

Salmon Power Bowl w/ SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce and Marinade

Treat yourself to this protein packed Salmon Power Bowl topped with tangy, sweet and sour SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce, and fresh cilantro!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Salmon Power Bowls


SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce and Marinade

  • 2 Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • Salmon Power Bowls
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 8 ounces seared salmon or canned salmon
  • 2 SunGold Kiwifruit, skin removed and sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup {or to taste} Sungold Ponzu Sauce, divided
  • Sesame Seeds or Gomasio, optional to sprinkle on top of Salmon Power bowls
  • Additional cilantro for garnish, optional


  • Make the sauce/marinade: Scoop the fruit out of the kiwifruit and place in a blender along with the lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce/tamari, and cilantro. Blend on high speed until smooth. Set aside until ready to use. Note: May be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Make the power bowls: Place 3/4 cup cooked rice in each bowl, and top each with 4 ounces cooked salmon, 1 sliced Sungold kiwifruit, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 of the cucumber, 1/2 of the avocado slices, and 1/4 cup {or to taste} of the sauce. Sprinkle sesame seeds/gamasio on top of each bowl, and garnish with additional cilantro if desired.


1. Limit avocado to 1/4 total {or 1/8th per serving} for low FODMAP version.2. You will likely have some leftover sauce, which you can use for another power bowl, or try out as a marinade for meat or chicken.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1023mg | Potassium: 1428mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11510IU | Vitamin C: 110.2mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 3mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch, Power Bowl
Cuisine Asian, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP
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Salmon Power Bowl with SunGold Kiwifruit Ponzu Sauce and Cilantro #sponsored

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Have you tried Zespri SunGold kiwifruit before? What’s your favorite way to eat kiwifruit? And, for a totally random question…Did you know August 9 {2016} was #NationalBookDay ? What’s your latest favorite book that you read? I’d love some new book recommendations!

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  1. Kellie@foodtoglow says:

    PS I really rate the Sungolds. Some people who are sensitive (rather than allergic) to green kiwis can often eat Sungold without irritation. In my case green kiwi causes a bit of itching on my hands and mouth, but no irritation with a Sungold. And I prefer their flavour too. πŸ™‚

  2. Kellie@foodtoglow says:

    That sauce! It’s positively drinkable! The whole thing is tempting me to make it RIGHT NOW despite the fact I have just had breakfast and need to head out the door. Pinning, Flipping, FBing, SUing, Yumming πŸ™‚

  3. Love that you made a ponzo sauce for this Power Bowl that can be reused as a marinade. A must try!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Diane! I’m planning on trying this out as a marinade today πŸ™‚

  4. Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen says:

    now that’s what I call a power bowl! Looks delish

  5. Lindsay Cotter says:

    This gorgeous power bowl needs to be in my life! So healthy and delicious! Just the way food should be!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Lindsay! It’s a great “complete meal in a bowl” for lunch. Less dishes to wash too πŸ™‚

  6. So pretty! I have been hearing about ponzu sauce and wanting to make…even thought it’s not the prettiest!! (: Tot…ally trying. Isn’t it interesting how kiwifruit are to help ease digestion

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Serena! Yes-SO interesting about kiwifruit and digestion. Hope you get to make some ponzu sauce soon πŸ™‚

  7. Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian says:

    That ponzu sauce sounds amazing! Great recipe.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Brynn! I was tempted to drink it straight from the jar πŸ™‚

  8. The Spicy RD says:

    Thanks Deanna! I can’t wait to make your Vietnamese Noodle Salad Bowl~minus the shrimp of course πŸ™‚ Have a fabulous vacation!!

  9. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    Ooh whee does this look good!! Pinning right now and plan on making once I’m back from vacation!