Healthy Salmon Recipes

When it comes to healthy eating, salmon is one of our go-to ingredients. It checks off all our wellness boxes (protein, heart-healthy fat, vitamins, and more) plus it tastes great. Whether you season it boldly and throw it on the grill or simply pan-sear until crisp, it always makes for a delicious meal.

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Blackened Salmon with Lima Bean Smashed Potatoes

Salmon is a very versatile fish that absorbs flavor well, which is why this dinner is perfect when you need to mix things up. The fish is rubbed with a spicy combination of paprika, thyme and cayenne pepper for deep flavor and a beautiful crust.

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Salmon with Sweet & Spicy Rub

Ellie's 17-minute salmon fillets contain just 280 calories per serving. She saves time in the kitchen by using a quick-and-easy seasoning, which includes chili powder, cumin and some light brown sugar. It lend plenty of flavor while keeping your healthy eating goals on track.

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Healthy BBQ Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Packed with protein and fiber, this healthy salmon dinner for two cooks all on one sheet pan. The veggies get a head start and the BBQ-rubbed fillets are added later — so that everything is done cooking at the same time.

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Soy-Glazed Salmon with Cucumber-Avocado Salad

Top salmon filets wtih an easy soy glaze and pair with a fresh cucumber-and-avocado salad for a restaurant-worthy, Asian-inspired meal that's ready in 25 minutes.

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Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad

This dish may look fancy, but it's easy enough to be a weeknight main course. The salmon cooks in a skillet in less than 10 minutes while the flavors in the crunchy kale salad meld. Add a whole-wheat roll and dinner is ready.

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Salmon With Baby Artichokes

A simple way to turn a salmon fillet into a stunning dinner? Roast it in the oven with fennel seeds and red pepper flakes and serve with tender baby artichokes. The dish requires a bit of prep work (to prepare the artichokes) but trust us, it’s worth it.

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Salmon-Apple Burgers

Get more good-for-you salmon into your diet with these easy weeknight burgers. The patties are made with a flavroful mix of salmon, apples and chopped shallot and served on toasted potato buns.

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Salmon Hash

Swap fatty breakfast meats for better-for-you salmon in this potato and veggie hash. It's equally good morning or night.

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Oven-Baked Salmon

This salmon dinner couldn't be simpler. Season the fish with salt and pepper, then pop it in the oven to bake to perfection in just 15 minutes. An easy-to-make parsley and almond salsa goes on top.

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Blackened Salmon with Spinach and Black-Eyed Peas

Give salmon fillets a pop of flavor with Cajun seasoning. Pro tip: Be sure to salt both sides of your fillet for max flavor — unless your Cajun seasoning blend already contains salt.

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Maple-Mustard Roasted Salmon

Made with just five ingredients (plus salt and pepper), this salmon recipe is ideal for weeknight cooking. Just spread the mustard-maple sauce over each fillet, and then bake until the fish is cooked through. The dish will be ready in just 20 minutes.

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Salmon with Thai Vegetables and Black Rice

When you need a quick, weeknight dinner, try salmon. Here we’re serving it with rice and veggies (and giving it some Thai-inspired flavor) for a complete, healthy meal that’s on the table in just 35 minutes.

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Giada's Salmon Baked in Foil

Baking salmon in foil allows it to fully soak up the flavors of whatever you cook it in. Plus, there's no need for added fats like butter or oil.

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Grilled Salmon with Tomato-Ginger Sauce

When you think of serving salmon, fillets probably come to mind. But, don’t forget about salmon steaks. They’re cut cross-wise and very sturdy, which means they hold up well during grilling.

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Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

The natural richness of salmon makes it a great choice for a healthy meal that doesn't need much added fat. By stuffing a mixture of fresh herbs into the fillets, through a pocket, the fish is infused with bright flavors. A light glaze during the cooking process is the final touch.

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Roasted Salmon With Shallot Grapefruit Sauce

Ellie's roasted salmon recipe relies on the bold flavors of grapefruit, shallot and ginger to add big flavor without a ton of fat and calories.

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Salmon Nicoise Salad

This hearty nicoise salad features all the classic elements (like potatoes, green beans and olives) but also adds one very special ingredient: salmon.

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Seared Salmon with Ponzu and Baby Bok Choy

The natural sweetness of salmon gets an instant upgrade with a simple, homemade ponzu sauce. The combination of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, lime, ginger and serrano chile guarantee bold flavor in every bite.

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Curried Salmon with Mango Chutney

With a fresh mango chutney and garlicky swiss chard, this simple salmon dinner is anything but basic.

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Soy-Maple Salmon

A simple marinade of soy sauce and maple syrup transforms salmon fillets into a delicious dinner, rounded out with a side of cauliflower.

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