Easy & Delicious Salmon Recipes

Salmon makes the perfect meal: It’s both easy to prepare and healthy. Try these delicious recipes any night of the week for a clean, no-stress dinner.
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Lemon Salmon Patties with Sauce Verte

Lemon Salmon Patties with Sauce Verte recipe

These protein-rich salmon patties have a bright citrus flavor. Serve them with your favorite sides for dinner or on a crispy green salad for a filling lunch.

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Roasted Salmon Teriyaki with Broccoli

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No need for a bottled sauce — here, you can make a quick, zesty teriyaki using orange juice, ginger and a few pantry staples. The recipe makes enough to coat the fish before roasting with plenty left over for drizzling and dipping at the table. (Tasty tip: Try it on the broccoli!)

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Smoked Salmon “Bagel” Salad with Lemon Chive Buttermilk Dressing

Smoked Salmon “Bagel” Salad with Lemon Chive Buttermilk Dressing recipe

All the flavors of your favorite deli bagel — in salad form! With the dressing, croutons and eggs made in advance, this satisfying meal is ready in less time than a lunch run.

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Citrus Poached Salmon with Herb Sauce

Citrus Poached Salmon with Herb Sauce recipe

Zesty lemons and limes lend bright flavor to salmon fillets, which then get topped in a dreamy, creamy herb sauce with dill, parsley and mint. Both sauce and salmon can be made ahead and stored separately for a fast midweek meal.

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Chile-Glazed Salmon with Avocado Salsa & Mexican Cauli-Rice

Chile-Glazed Salmon with Avocado Salsa & Mexican Cauli-Rice recipe

Honey and sriracha glaze gives the salmon an amazing sweet and spicy flavor. The avocado salsa is the perfect finish for this fast and easy dinner.

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Spicy Salmon Poke Bowls

Spicy Salmon Poke Bowls recipe

Healthy protein infused with Japanese-inspired flavors create a healthy, filling lunch or dinner.

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Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Salmon Lettuce Wraps recipe

Low-carb salmon lettuce wraps with bright mango salsa. This weeknight dinner comes together in cinch with simple, fresh, and delicious ingredients!

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Cedar Plank Maple Dijon Salmon with Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Cedar Plank Maple Dijon Salmon with Hasselback Sweet Potatoes recipe

Smoky planked salmon with butter-topped sweet potatoes looks fancy, but this family-style dinner couldn’t be easier. Here, we serve it with grilled asparagus to round out the meal.

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Maple Baked Salmon

Maple Baked Salmon recipe

This easy baked salmon recipe allows you to get a healthy dinner on your table in about 20 minutes!

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Toast with Smashed Avocado & Smoked Salmon

Smashed Avocado and Smoked Salmon

Smashed Avocado and Smoked Salmon

Smashed avocado steps in for cream cheese and is a decadently creamy base for smoked salmon and herbaceous dill.

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Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad recipe

This super easy salmon salad has crunchy celery, fresh mushrooms, carrots, and a zesty dressing.

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Salmon & Broccoli with Tangy Lemon Herb Sauce

Salmon and broccoli dutch oven recipe

Salmon and broccoli dutch oven recipe

This super-fast fish dish is ideal for entertaining: The colorful combination of vibrant green broccoli and pink salmon topped with silky smooth sauce will wow guests yet won’t relegate you to the kitchen, thanks to minimal hands-on time.

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Smoky Grilled Salmon with Citrus Jalapeño Butter

Grilled Salmon With Citrus Jalapeno Butter recipe

Grilled Salmon With Citrus Jalapeno Butter recipe

Meaty salmon steaks – be careful of the bones – get extra oomph thanks to a smear of boldly flavored butter, served over paprika-spiked grilled pineapple and mango.

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Olive Oil–Poached Salmon with Yogurt Chimichurri & Tomato Corn Salad

Olive Oil Poached Salmon recipe

Olive Oil Poached Salmon recipe

If you think salmon is succulent, wait until you taste silky, sexy olive oil–poached salmon! Here, it’s complemented by chimichurri, an Argentinean herb sauce with brightness from vinegar, earthiness from oregano and a hint of heat. Serve with lemon wedges

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Smoked Salmon Burger with Lemon Aioli

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meatless burger recipe

Salmon fillets and smoked salmon are combined with dill and other seasonings to make this clean and lean patty stand out. Lemon and herb aioli give this burger an extra lift of flavor.

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Orange Salmon with Asparagus

Orange Salmon with Asparagus

Orange Salmon with Asparagus

Television host, author and chef Candice Kumai's simple parchment supper uses just six ingredients, three of which – soy sauce, orange zest and ginger – are all about bold flavor with few calories!

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Horseradish Salmon & Asparagus

Horseradish Salmon & Asparagus with Hollandaise-style Sauce & Smashed Redskins

Tender spears of asparagus hug our salmon, and are topped with a tangy, hollandaise-style sauce. We don't mind when some of the creamy condiment runs into our smashed redskins either...

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Crispy Citrus Salmon

Crispy Citrus Salmon recipe

Healthy salmon recipe

Tangy lemon and lime zest pair beautifully with delicate salmon, creating a delicious entrée that's perfect for any occasion.

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Salmon Lettuce Cups

Salmon Lettuce Cups recipe

Canned salmon wrapped in fresh lettuce cups makes a super-easy Paleo-friendly lunch or dinner.

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Orange Miso Salmon Bowl

Orange Miso Salmon Bowl recipe

Brown rice is topped with roasted carrots, parsnips and Brussels sprouts for a filling and warming meal in a bowl. The salmon is baked with a zesty miso glaze that doubles as the sauce.

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Crispy Quinoa, Arugula & Salmon Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Crispy Quinoa, Arugula & Salmon Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette recipe

Quinoa doesn’t have to be relegated to being a base, it can also be a topper! Here, it’s broiled until crisp then sprinkled over the salad.

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Greek Salad with Grilled Salmon

Greek salad with grilled salmon

Loaded with vitamin B12, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, this salad from Curtis Stone is the perfect high-energy lunch. For a chilled grilled salmon salad, grill the salmon four hours ahead of time and refrigerate.

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Baked Salmon with Horseradish Gremolata

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We spotted Pamela Braun's fabulous 20-minute fish recipe as an entry in our Essential Fish Dish contest. We immediately needed to know more...

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Fennel-Crusted Side of Salmon with Chive Yogurt Sauce

Fennel-Crusted Side of Salmon with Chive Yogurt Sauce

Although perhaps not a usual staple on the holiday table, this deeply flavored salmon made with just a few ingredients is a nice, light complement to the heavier options on the menu. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle to lightly crush the fennel seeds, just use them as is. Garnish with additional chives.

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Thai Black Rice Salad with Wild Salmon

Thai Black Rice Salad recipe

Thai Black Rice Salad

Black Forbidden rice gets its name from ancient China, where the dark-hued grain was banned from commoners and reserved strictly for royalty and nobility. Today, it can be found in local markets and ethnic grocery stores, and is commonly used in Thai cooking and is perfect in this black rice salad!

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Salmon Patties with Sautéed Squash & Zucchini

Fresh Salmon Patties recipe

We've given this staple in times of financial hardship a clean, gourmet twist by adding cilantro and grated carrots. Protein-rich egg whites and whole-wheat bread crumbs seal the highly affordable deal.

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Moroccan-Style Salmon with Herbed Bulgur Salad

Moroccan-Style Salmon

Tender salmon and warm Moroccan spices make for a quick and healthy meal. Bulgur is low in fat and a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber for a filling side.

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Fennel, Mustard & Lemon-Crusted Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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Fresh, fragrant salmon topped with a luscious avocado salsa with tomato and fennel is the way to your loved one's heart (not their waistline).

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