Eat Better: 17 Delicious, Healthy Salmon Recipes
Grilled Salmon Salad
Fresh sugar-snap peas are excellent partners for rich grilled salmon in this delectable main-course salad.
Smoky Salmon-and-Potato Stew
Two pantry staples -- bottled clam juice and canned tomatoes -- make an unbelievably delicious broth for potatoes and salmon when simmered with fresh fennel, celery, and garlic.
Slow-Baked Salmon and Cherry Tomatoes
A low temp in the oven means tender, perfectly cooked salmon every time. A simple accompaniment of cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil is all you need to make the dish sing.
Crisp Grilled Salmon with Fennel-Olive Relish
A quick sauce made of fennel, green olives, red onion, parsley, lemon juice, and chile de arbol gives this flame-kissed salmon a serious flavor punch.
It's worth seeking out yuzu, an East Asian citrus fruit that tastes like a cross between a lemon and a grapefruit, for this simple salmon supper. The juice makes a spectacular glaze when paired with miso, soy sauce, and maple syrup.
Wild Salmon, Asparagus, and Shiitakes in Parchment
When cooked in parchment, salmon steams in its own juices -- it's a neat and healthy way to cook. In this recipe, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms imbue the salmon with their flavors as well.
Grapefruit, Salmon, and Avocado Salad
Bright-pink salmon matches perfectly with slices of fresh grapefruit -- in flavor as well as color! Creamy avocado softens this lively, flavorful salad.
Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage
Make (okay, bake) this healthy salmon, kale, and cabbage dinner in just 30 minutes. Bonus: It's all made on one sheet pan, meaning less cleanup.
Sophisticated Fish Sticks
Frozen fish sticks aren't particularly glamorous -- or healthy. Try this swankier version, where curry-rubbed salmon fillets are threaded on skewers and grilled.
Brown Rice with Salmon, Avocado, and Toasted Nori
Think of this as sushi deconstructed. Cook the salmon (different from sushi, we know!), toast the nori, and toss all the elements in a bowl. Eating healthy never tasted so good (or looked so beautiful)!
Salmon and Potatoes in Tomato Sauce
Cook salmon fillets in a zesty tomato sauce for a light meal that tastes like pure comfort.
Soy sauce, honey, orange juice, sesame oil, and ginger make a terrific teriyaki-like marinade and glaze for fresh salmon fillets. Serve with udon noodles and steamed bok choy.
Salmon Salad with Parsley and Capers
Like many foods, salmon is often best served simply. Poach it to perfection, then serve with plenty of parsley and capers.
Gingery Salmon Burgers
With Dijon mustard and fresh ginger, this is a fish burger with bite.
Moroccan-Style Salmon and Vegetables
Canned chickpeas add heft to this harissa-spiked fish-and-veggie stew. Serve over couscous, letting it soak up the addictive broth.
Broiled Salmon with Spinach-and-Feta Saute
Serve salmon alongside spinach, another nutritious powerhouse, and pat yourself on the back for making such a healthy and tasty dinner.
Salmon and Citrus Rice Bowl
This Asian-inspired rice bowl is colorful, crunchy, and totally delicious. The salmon is marinated in navel orange juice and spices, then broiled and served atop brown rice with orange slices, sugar snap peas, and mint.