Viral TikTok Baked Salmon Sushi Cups

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Get ready for a lunchtime revelation because these Baked Salmon Sushi Cups are about to change your on-the-go dining game! Packed with all the flavors you adore in baked sushi but with a playful twist, these cups are the ultimate grab-and-go treat. Loaded with tender salmon, sushi rice, and your favorite toppings, they’re not just gluten-free but also incredibly easy to make!

These sushi cups bring a fun and tasty twist to the sushi trend, perfect for whipping up at home! With sushi bakes taking TikTok by storm, I couldn’t resist putting my spin on this viral sensation. These cups are a breeze to enjoy sans utensils, making them ideal for a fuss-free lunch fix!

Viral TikTok Baked Salmon Sushi Cups

Course Dinner
Servings 12


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless salmon cubed
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons Kewpie mayo or homemade mayo
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sushi rice
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 12 nori squares

For Garnishes:

  • A squeeze of Kewpie mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F and lightly grease a standard muffin tin.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cubed salmon, sea salt, soy sauce, and mayo, ensuring everything is well coated.
  • Mix the cooked rice with rice vinegar until evenly combined.
  • Lay out the nori sheets on a countertop and cut them into squares to fit each muffin tin cavity.
  • Fill each nori square with 2-3 tablespoons of rice, folding them and placing them into the muffin tin.
  • Top each nori cup with the salmon mixture, about 2 tablespoons per cup.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.
  • Once done, remove from the oven, add your chosen garnishes, and serve immediately! Enjoy these cups fresh on the same day, or store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

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