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Healthy, Easy New Ways to Enjoy Salmon

It's no secret that salmon is good for you — the mystery is finding the right recipes to work it into your meals. But we've got your back! And 11 salmon recipes to try.

Salmon is a fantastic fish to include in your ongoing recipe plans. You can combine it with a lot of different ingredients to create mind-blowing dishes. We hand-picked our favorite healthy salmon recipes that will definitely get your imagination going.

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized Salmon by Pinch of Yum
Carmelizing fresh salmon fillets gives them just the right amount of sweetness and a great outer crust for the perfect sweet and salty flavor combination. This easy salmon dish requires just five ingredients and 20 minutes to make a healthy, tasty dinner. Serve with a fresh salad and whole grain garlic bread to round out your meal. Have leftovers? Turn them into a quick, tasty lunch and make salmon tacos with flour or corn tortillas.

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
If you like to grill, this recipe is for you. A quick marinade of soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice gives the salmon amazing tang without masking its natural flavor. All you do is brush it with orange marmalade, top it with red pepper flakes for a little kick then place salmon on the grill and you're on your way to a tasty meal! This zesty salmon is paired with fruit salsa that's so good it feels like dessert.

Coriander and Cumin Crusted Salmon with Zucchini and Dill Cakes

Coriander and Cumin Crusted Salmon with Zucchini and Dill Cakes

Coriander and Cumin Crusted Salmon with Zucchini and Dill Cakes by Culinary Colleen
If you follow a low-carb diet, this baked salmon recipe is a great choice. Oven-baked salmon paired with coriander, cumin, and topped with a creamy Greek yogurt sauce results in a smoky flavor combination. The salmon sits on top of delicious pan-fried zucchini cakes made with fresh mint and dill and finished with salt and black pepper for a unique, light meal.

Easy Salmon and Potato Foil Packets

Easy Salmon and Potato Foil Packets

Easy Salmon and Potato Foil Packets by Averie Cooks
This dinner recipe is so easy, and there's hardly any prep time or clean-up required. All you do dress fresh salmon and thinly sliced potatoes with olive oil and citrus, then wrap it with aluminum foil and bake. When it's done, unwrap it and enjoy a healthy, delicious meal packed in flavor. You can also experiment with different vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, squash, or zucchini to mix things up.

Pan-Crisped Salmon

Pan-Crisped Salmon

Pan-Crisped Salmon by How Sweet It Is
This seared salmon with a creamy Dijon mustard cream sauce and garlic butter breadcrumbs is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Searing the salmon keeps the fish crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside, protecting the flavor. Serve with a green salad, brown rice with broccoli, or asparagus.

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon by The Culinary Compass
This dish tastes as impressive as it looks, and it's easy to make for a crowd. Just mix together butter, lemon, dill, and garlic powder, brush it on the salmon, top it with lemon wedges, and bake. The fresh herbs bring the salmon to life with an unbeatable flavor. Pair it with rice and fresh vegetables for a fancy meal in 30 minutes.

Asian Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus

Asian Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus

Asian Salmon with Rice Noodles and Asparagus by Julia's Album
This Asian-inspired salmon dish gets its flavor from a marinade made with sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger. After baking, the salmon is coated in an Asian sauce and placed over thin rice noodles that absorb the flavor of the salmon and sauce. This recipe is served with asparagus, but you can substitute cooked spinach, green beans, or bok choy.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon by Food Republic
It's not often you see prosciutto combined with salmon, but this works! This dish has just the right amount of spicy kick and smoky, salty flavor that pairs well with the cream corn and chilis. The salmon is served over the vegetables and garnished with fresh basil. It's a meal you'll want to serve again and again.

Slow Cooked Salmon with Meyer Lemon Relish

Slow Cooked Salmon with Meyer Lemon Relish

Slow Cooked Salmon with Meyer Lemon Relish by Yummy Supper
Salmon in a crockpot? Yes, you can! The key to cooking salmon in a slow cooker is using very low heat and having enough moisture in the bottom of the cooker. The result is tender, flavorful fish that will never come out dry. The lemon relish gives it a bright, fresh, stand-out flavor. Serve with fresh salad, veggies, and french bread.

Roasted Salmon with Apple Cider Glaze

Roasted Salmon with Apple Cider Glaze

Roasted Salmon with Apple Cider Glaze by The Scrumptious Pumpkin
Rosemary and apple cider team up in this recipe to produce a delectable roasted salmon dish. This healthy recipe is elegant enough to serve at a fancy party, yet easy to make. The flavor of the apple and the sweet taste of the cider gives it that irresistible, salty-sweet combination that leaves guests wanting more. Serve with rice and fresh vegetables of your choice.

Japanese-Terayki Style Glazed Salmon

Japanese-Terayki Style Glazed Salmon

Japanese-Terayki Style Glazed Salmon by White on Rice Couple
This easy salmon recipe calls for a Japanese marinade that glazes over the fish, giving it a wonderful flavor for a quick meal a weeknight dinner. This salmon is served over a bed of fresh, shredded cabbage making it a great choice for a healthy, low-carb dinner!


Hungry for more?

Don't stop making salmon with those recipes! There are thousands more ways to work salmon into your meals and you can find them on Yummly.

garlic, lemon juice, skin on salmon fillet, kosher salt, unsalted butter and 4 more
lemon juice, onion, ground pepper, eggs, canned salmon, breadcrumbs and 1 more
sherry vinegar, mirin, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, whole grain mustard and 6 more
salt, green onions, salmon fillets, Thai sweet chili sauce, cooking spray
salmon fillets, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, pistachios and 2 more
pepper, cream cheese, salmon fillets, salt, butter, lemon
sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil, sea salt, salmon filets, cooking oil
olive oil, fresh parsley, orange zest, salmon fillet, olive oil and 6 more

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