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50 Healthy Salmon Recipes

Full of omega-3s and good-for-your-heart fats, salmon is one of the healthiest protein sources around. Make the most of this nutrient-powerhouse with these delectable and healthy salmon recipes.

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Sweet & Tangy Salmon with Green BeansTaste of Home

Sweet & Tangy Salmon with Green Beans

I'm always up for new ways to cook salmon. In this dish, a sweet sauce gives the fish and green beans some down-home barbecue tang. Even our kids love it. Aliesha Caldwell, Robersonville, North Carolina

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Sensational Spiced SalmonTaste of Home

Sensational Spiced Salmon

A bold rub gives this quick seafood entree fantastic flavor. Paired with a green veggie and rice, my spicy salmon is a delightful weeknight dinner thats special enough for company. Michele Doucette, Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Thai Salmon Brown Rice BowlsTaste of Home

Thai Salmon Brown Rice Bowls

This speedy salmon recipe couldn't be any easier. The store-bought sesame ginger dressing saves time and adds extra flavor to this healthy dish. Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

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Orange Pomegranate SalmonTaste of Home

Orange Pomegranate Salmon

A colorful, festive salmon dish makes an impressive addition to your holiday tableand it is as delicious as it is beautiful. What no one will guess? How easy it is to cook. I serve this with roasted baby potatoes and asparagus for a show-stopping holiday meal. Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

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Salmon with Root VegetablesTaste of Home

Salmon with Root Vegetables

This cozy hash is loaded with protein and healthy fats that keep you going on busy days. We've been known to devour it at breakfast, lunch and dinner! Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Salmon with Horseradish Pistachio CrustTaste of Home

Salmon with Horseradish Pistachio Crust

Impress everyone at your table with this elegant but easy salmon that's delicious and nutritious. You can substitute scallions for shallots if you like. Linda Press Wolfe, Cross River, New York

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Salmon with Tomato-Goat Cheese CouscousTaste of Home

Salmon with Tomato-Goat Cheese Couscous

Rich with goat cheese and tomato, this recipe works for a weeknight supper or an elegant company dinnerand is adjustable for number of people. Toni Roberts, La Canada, California

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Spicy Plum SalmonTaste of Home

Spicy Plum Salmon

I created this sweet and spicy salmon after being challenged to use healthier ingredients. The fresh plum sauce really complements the smoky grilled fish. Cheryl Hochstettler, Richmond, Texas

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Ginger-Glazed Grilled SalmonTaste of Home

Ginger-Glazed Grilled Salmon

Our family loves salmon prepared this way, and it's a real treat to make on a warm summer evening. These fillets may be baked in the oven at 450 degrees for 18 minutes, basting occasionally. Wanda Toews, Cromer, Manitoba

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Speedy Salmon Stir-FryTaste of Home

Speedy Salmon Stir-Fry

Salmon is a staple where I live, so I tried it in a stir-fry. My recipe has an orange glaze, but I like it with lime, too. Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

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Pan-Roasted Salmon with Cherry TomatoesTaste of Home

Pan-Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes

It sounds basic, but the tomato sauce is so awesome. If you have it, use white wine instead of chicken broth. I like to serve my salmon with asparagusroast it alongside the fish. Swati Sharan, Horseheads, New York

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Asian-Style Salmon PacketsTaste of Home

Asian-Style Salmon Packets

My husband and I love salmon, so I'm always looking for fun ways to change it up. We both love the blend of heat and citrus, plus the foil packet makes for easy cooking and cleanup! Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Green Curry Salmon with Green BeansTaste of Home

Green Curry Salmon with Green Beans

Like a lot of people here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, my boyfriend, Michael, loves to fish. When we have an abundance of fresh salmon on hand, this is one way we cook it. Amy Paul Maynard, Albany, Oregon

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Citrus Salmon en PapilloteTaste of Home

Citrus Salmon en Papillote

This salmon dish is so simple and easy to make yet so delicious, elegant and impressive. Dahlia Abrams, Detroit, Michigan

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Salmon with Balsamic-Honey GlazeTaste of Home

Salmon with Balsamic-Honey Glaze

Look no furtheryouve just found the first, last and only way youll ever want to fix salmon again. The sweet and tangy flavors blend beautifully in this easy-to-remember recipe. Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona

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Spiced SalmonTaste of Home

Spiced Salmon

This delicious, moist fish is very quick and easy to prepare. It gets a little sweetness from brown sugar, but overall the seasonings are mild and give this dish broad appeal. It's a wonderful way to enjoy healthy salmon.Donna Reynolds, Innisfail, Alberta

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Salmon with Spinach & White BeansTaste of Home

Salmon with Spinach & White Beans

My husband, Oscar, is a Southerner at heart. This salmon with garlicky beans and spinach won him over at first bite. Mary Ellen Hofstetter, Brentwood, Tennessee

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Lemon Basil SalmonTaste of Home

Lemon Basil Salmon

It was my husband, Steve, who came up with this easy, foil-packet recipe for flaky, fork-tender Lemon Basil Salmon. We eat a lot of salmon and Steve likes trying out different herbs and spices on our food. This recipe's a winner! Marianne Bauman, Modesto, California

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Sweet Mustard SalmonTaste of Home

Sweet Mustard Salmon

Lemon juice, mustard and brown sugar add something special to this salmon dish. Cortney Claeson, Spokane, Washington

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Crispy Fish & ChipsTaste of Home

Crispy Fish & Chips

A British pub classic turns crown jewel when you add horseradish, panko and Worcestershire. You can also try it with white fish like cod or haddock. Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Crumb-Topped SalmonTaste of Home

Crumb-Topped Salmon

Often we catch enough of our delicious Northwest salmon to send some to Michigan for my sister to enjoy. This crisp, lemony recipe is a tasty way to enjoy it. Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington

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Salmon with Brown Sugar GlazeTaste of Home

Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

I was not a salmon lover until I tried this recipe. Now it is one of my favorite dishes to serve friends. Rachel Garcia, Arlington, Virginia

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Spice-Rubbed SalmonTaste of Home

Spice-Rubbed Salmon

We eat this salmon a lot, along with couscous and fresh veggies. Even my 2-year-old devours it. Lyndsay Rensing, Katy, Texas

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Brown Sugar-Glazed SalmonTaste of Home

Brown Sugar-Glazed Salmon

Pop these protein-packed salmon fillets in the oven before whipping up a sweet basting sauce. This tangy entree cooks up in minutes making it a perfect meal for busy families and unexpected weekend guests. Debra Martin, Belleville, Michigan

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Gingered Honey SalmonTaste of Home

Gingered Honey Salmon

Ginger, garlic powder and green onion blend nicely in an easy marinade that gives pleasant flavor to salmon. We also like to use this versatile mixture when grilling chicken, but we've found it tastes even better when marinated in the fridge overnight. Dan Strumberger, Farmington, Minnesota

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Ginger Salmon with Green BeansTaste of Home

Ginger Salmon with Green Beans

I developed this flavor-packed dinner for a busy friend who wants to eat clean. Nicole Stevens, Austin, Texas

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Walnut-Crusted Ginger SalmonTaste of Home

Walnut-Crusted Ginger Salmon

For those who arent wild about fish, this gingery salmon is a game-changer. Baking on foil makes for extra-easy cleanup. Becky Walch, Orland, California

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Grapefruit-Gremolata SalmonTaste of Home

Grapefruit-Gremolata Salmon

If you're looking for a simple fish dish, make this Italian-inspired recipe that combines salmon, broiled grapefruit and a fragrant gremolata. Halibut may be substituted for the salmon. Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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Grilled Salmon with NectarinesTaste of Home

Grilled Salmon with Nectarines

My family liked this recipe so much one evening that I made it for a potluck the very next day. Everyone raved about it there, tooeven people who aren't particularly fond of fish. Kerin Benjamin, Citrus Heights, California

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Sage-Rubbed SalmonTaste of Home

Sage-Rubbed Salmon

If youve always thought of sage with turkey, try it with salmon for a little taste of heaven. We serve this with rice, salad and sauteed green beans. Nicole Raskopf, Beacon, New York

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Caesar Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes & ArtichokesTaste of Home

Caesar Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes & Artichokes

This recipe is my "go to" recipe for quick dinners, family or guests. It's colorful, healthy, easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. The best part is it only calls for five ingredients! Mary Hawkes, Prescott, Arizona

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Mahi Mahi & Veggie SkilletTaste of Home

Mahi Mahi & Veggie Skillet

Cooking mahi mahi with a mix of vegetables may seem complex, but I developed this skillet recipe to bring out the wow factor without the hassle and fuss. Solomon Wang, Arlington, Texas

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Grilled Teriyaki SalmonTaste of Home

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

The super-fast marinade for this salmon recipe combines maple syrup and teriyaki sauce which also creates a delicious sweet-and-sour glaze. The salmon stays extremely moist and is really yummy. Lenita Schafer, Ormond Beach, Florida

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Pan-fried salmonTaste of Home

Pan-Seared Salmon with Dill Sauce

This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. Salmon is a go-to for busy nights because it cooks so quickly and goes with so many different flavors. The creamy dill sauce with cucumber tastes light and fresh. Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida

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Hoisin & Honey Glazed SalmonTaste of Home

Hoisin & Honey Glazed Salmon

Now that I have this recipe, my husband and I always look forward to the fresh wild salmon season. You can find hoisin sauce in the international foods aisle at the grocery store. Cheryl Rein, Orlando, Florida

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Salmon with Mango-Citrus SalsaTaste of Home

Salmon with Mango-Citrus Salsa

My mother would make this for us on weeknights in summerthis was the only way we would eat fish. You can make the salsa a day ahead of time. Just keep it in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap. Najmussahar Ahmed, Canton, Michigan

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Salmon with Balsamic Orange SauceTaste of Home

Salmon with Balsamic Orange Sauce

Preparing this fish is so easy that you can enjoy it on busy weeknights. You will want to serve it all the time. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Salmon Supreme with Ginger Soy SauceTaste of Home

Salmon Supreme with Ginger Soy Sauce

Served with asparagus, this soy ginger salmon is my favorite meal to prepare on Friday nights. It's light in calories and delicious, too. Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Salmon Veggie PacketsTaste of Home

Salmon Veggie Packets

I feel the spirit of Julia Child when I make lemon-pepper salmon en papillote (in parchment). Its the first French recipe I learned, and the delightful little packages are family-friendly. Renee Greene, New York, NY

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Ginger Salmon with Brown RiceTaste of Home

Ginger Salmon with Brown Rice

Oh what fun it is to prepare a heavenly salmon with only five ingredients. My dressing serves as a glaze and a flavor-booster for the rice. Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

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Simple Poached SalmonTaste of Home

Simple Poached Salmon

I love this recipe because it's healthy and almost effortless. And the salmon always cooks to perfection! Erin Chilcoat, Central Islip, New York

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Sweet Chili Salmon with BlackberriesTaste of Home

Sweet-Chili Salmon with Blackberries

My garden is often my cooking inspiration. Because I have a large berry patch, I especially enjoy using just-picked berries in savory dishes to add natural sweetness and sometimes a bit of tart. Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Oven-Barbecued SalmonTaste of Home

Oven-Barbecued Salmon

Late last summer, the South Carolina heat drove me indoors and away from my grill. So I changed my favorite grill recipe to be made in the oven with just as tasty results. Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina

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Herb-Roasted Salmon FilletsTaste of Home

Herb-Roasted Salmon Fillets

My roasted salmon is so simple but elegant enough to serve to company. I make it on days when I have less than an hour to cook. Luanne Asta, East Hampton, New York

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Baked SalmonTaste of Home

Baked Salmon

I often make this very moist and flavorful oven-baked salmon for company because I can have it ready in less than half an hour. This baked salmon with lemon is well complemented by rice or a green vegetable and a tossed salad. Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

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Walnut-Crusted SalmonTaste of Home

Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Whenever I can get salmon for a good price, I always turn to this simple and delicious recipe. Its good served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans, too. Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil RelishTaste of Home

Seared Salmon with Strawberry Basil Relish

Salmon and basil take a sweet new approach when topped off with a relish of strawberries, honey and pepper. Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

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Garlic-Ginger Salmon PacketsTaste of Home

Garlic-Ginger Salmon Packets

With minimal effort and mess, this tender salmon fillet has the makings of a dinnertime staple. Citrus, garlic and ginger bring out the best in this low calorie entre. Lisa Finnegan, Forked River, New Jersey

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Orange Salmon with Sauteed SpinachTaste of Home

Orange Salmon with Sauteed Spinach

I love orange marmalade and wanted a lighter version of orange salmon without heavy spice rubs or brown sugar. What a rewarding outcome this was. Janet Caico, Hillsborough, North Carolina

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Salmon with Honey Pecan SauceTaste of Home

Salmon with Honey Pecan Sauce

I love the explosion of sweet and buttery flavors in every bit of this salmon dinner. Alice Stanko, Warren, Michigan

 

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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