Healthy Salmon Recipes

Salmon Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
No matter how you cook salmon -- baked, grilled, planked, or poached -- flaky salmon recipes are delicious nutrition powerhouses packed with protein and essential omega-3 oils. Find healthy and new ways to dress up the fork-tender fish -- all for fewer than 425 calories per serving!

Orange Salmon with Spinach

If you're looking for a sweet, citrusy entree, stop here. This salmon recipe is made with an orange juice and sugar glaze and served over a bed of spinach. A slightly charred half orange makes a great partner to this meal.

Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Naturally sweet pineapple, kickin' jalapeno peppers, and red onions create a healthy coastal topper for these perfectly planked soy-glazed salmon filets. Use fresh pineapple instead of canned to help lower sugar.


Editor's Tip: Soaking the wooden plank in water before indirect grilling helps avoid unwanted flames.

Double-Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream

A tangy horseradish dip featuring green onions and low-fat sour cream is an incredible dunking sauce for these lemon-and-dill filets. Stuff the filets with slices of already-smoked salmon for double the salmon goodness.

Barbecued Salmon with Corn Relish

Each tiny kernel of fresh-from-the-cob sweet corn is packed with fiber and antioxidants. Paired with peppers and a smear of barbecue sauce, this easy corn relish is delicious served atop grilled salmon.

Pepper-Crusted Salmon with Yogurt-Lime Sauce

This fish recipe gets its flavors in a couple ways: peppercorns pressed into the salmon and a yogurt-lime sauce drizzle. The unique sauce contains lime juice, plain yogurt, honey, parsley, and ginger.

Tea-Marinated Salmon

Tea isn't just for sipping. Use it as a base for a delicious out-of-the-blue salmon marinade. The jasmine tea leaves lend a sweet fragrant flavor to chiles and smoky chipotle peppers.

It'€™s so easy to bake salmon (and so good for you) that we bet our technique becomes a dinnertime staple.

Flaky Salmon Is All About Timing

For moist, flaky salmon recipes, the secret is in how long you cook it. Get our guidelines for how to cook salmon.


Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Grilled salmon never tasted so good. Treat yourself to a vibrant taste of the islands by dressing up your flaky salmon in a fresh four-ingredient pineapple salsa.

Greek Salmon Burgers

Top cedar-planked salmon burgers with a yogurt-based spread featuring cool cucumber, cracked black pepper, and a squeeze of tart lemon. Use plain Greek yogurt instead of regular, as it contains more protein and fewer carbs.

Maple-Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Five minutes is all you need to broil this syrup-draped salmon to perfection. Stir in a splash of vitamin-C-packed orange juice and a spoonful of bourbon for a warm citrus glaze.

Salmon with Tomato Pesto

Bring the punchy flavor of pepperoncini -- an Italian pepper -- to your salmon dinner by tossing it in the blender alongside dried tomatoes, garlic, and crunchy shallots. Fresh cherry tomatoes make a juicy addition to the healthy pesto.

Curried Salmon with Tomatoes and Dried Plums

Sticky-sweet dried plums are packed with important nutrients and antioxidants. Add them to a garlicky blend of peppers, onions, tomatoes, and couscous, then top with baked salmon for a healthy dinner.

You can bake salmon or other proteins and vegetables in a parchment paper packet (also called “en papillote”) for a flavorful, low-mess meal. Watch as we fold the packet and share our secrets for seasoning the salmon to make a delicious dinner.

Bake Salmon in a Packet!

Wrap your decked-out salmon in a packet made of parchment paper for a scrumptious, low-mess meal.

Pineapple-Glazed Salmon

Turn a can of frozen pineapple concentrate and reduced-sodium soy sauce into a bubbly Asian glaze that's a perfect mix of sweet and savory. Serve the salmon atop wilted bok choy for a double dose of nutrition.

Mediterranean Salmon Wrap

For a light and delicious wrap, splash flaky salmon in lemon juice and parsley, then stud with crispy red onions and salty Kalamata olives. Scoop the Mediterranean salad onto whole wheat tortillas for an unbeatable, healthy dinner.

Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard

Raw garlic is known for its ultrasavory, in-your-face flavor. Poach your salmon in the fresh, fragrant garlic, then top with honey-infused Dijon for a sweet-tangy finish.

Salmon Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

This green-and-red salad is complete with leafy greens, protein-packed salmon, and vitamin-rich berries. Sprinkle the summer-perfect salad recipe with pecans for a crunchy fix that's sure to fight off hunger.

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