You won't fall short on ways to enjoy this flavorful and delicious fish.
Salmon not only tastes delicious, but it's also a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and B. Nearly
any time of year, you can find at least one variety of this flavorful fish that's in season. Pacific varieties are best from
early summer through fall, while Atlantic salmon sees a slightly longer season from summer through early winter. No matter
which variety you prefer, you'll be cooking it up in style with this extensive collection of healthy salmon recipes.
First up, Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa. Since the skin won't be in direct contact with the grill to get nice and crisp, go with skinless fillets. The smoky fish can stand up to the spicy sweetness of a tropical fruit salsa. Prepare it before the fish so the flavors have time to meld.
View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa
Serve this dish with pinot noir. Briny olives, sweet grapes, and rich salmon match well with the balance of earthiness and
acidity found in a pinot noir. Substitute picholine or other green olives, if necessary.
View Recipe: Plank-Grilled Salmon with Grape Relish
The gingery vinaigrette in this dish is also delicious with a steak salad. Wild Alaskan salmon is a sure sustainable choice.
Avoid farmed salmon.
View Recipe: Salmon with Spinach Salad and Miso Vinaigrette
Quick-pickled cukes give these burgers tart crunch. Panko and egg white hold the patties together. Use cilantro leaves on
the burgers as you would lettuce for herby freshness.
View Recipe: Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber
Use a peach that’s just ripe so it’s juicy but still holds its shape. King (also called chinook) salmon is the best quality
and works well in this dish, though sockeye works too.
View Recipe: Grilled King Salmon with Tomato-Peach Salsa
You can make the salmon mixture up to a day in advance. Sprinkle with chopped parsley for a more finished look.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon in Cucumber Boats
Salmon is low in calories and rich in healthy fats. It goes beautifully with a sweet, salty, spicy glaze and this ingenious
View Recipe: Barbecue Salmon and Snap Pea Slaw
This vibrant salmon recipe is pretty when plated and delicious when devoured. It might just be your new go-to salmon recipe.
View Recipe: Pan-Grilled Salmon with Red Pepper Salsa
This dressing is so fresh, so addictive, you might want to spoon it over everything. Simply made from a base of carrots and
orange juice, it has Asian overtones, as does the salad, with its droplets of roasted sesame oil and rice vinegar. This sophisticated
dish comes together quickly and is a great, healthy option for the family..
View Recipe: Crispy Salmon and Arugula Salad with Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette
Light, sweet, and salty flavors come to play in this delicious meal. Vibrant bok choy is the perfect bed for broiled salmon,
but the best part is how quickly this recipe comes together.
View Recipe: Salmon and Bok Choy
Flavorful grilled salmon is served alongside fluffy couscous and fresh summer squash. For a simple substitution, use thick
slices of yellow squash and zucchini in place of baby squash.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous
Tofu binds the ingredients together in this salmon dish. Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) yields a crisp crust on these juicy
View Recipe: Wasabi Salmon Burgers with Edamame-Cilantro Pesto
A thicker center-cut salmon fillet will yield best results in this preparation. Sautéed grape tomatoes add a hint of sweetness.
View Recipe: Seared Salmon with Wilted Spinach
Not only delicious, but sustainable too, Alaskan salmon tastes divine when nestled between two slices of bread and topped
with a yogurt sauce made with fresh mint.
View Recipe: Salmon Sandwiches
If you don't like the bite of raw garlic, drop the clove in boiling water for 1 minute to blanch, then proceed with the pesto.
View Recipe: Salmon with Red Pepper Pesto
We cut the calories and sat fat typically found in this dish in half by using light cream cheese and sour cream.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Dip
Smoked paprika emphasizes the grilled flavor of the fish, while Spanish chorizo adds a smokiness to the dish.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings
This decadent sandwich would be perfect for brunch. Look for salmon that's labeled "wild Alaskan," and you can be sure you're
getting sustainable seafood. You can also use soft-boiled eggs in place of the poached eggs.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Egg Sandwich
Simply prepared, with just a little heat, this is a quick and easy recipe that plays up everything salmon has to offer.
View Recipe: Seared Salmon with Jalapeño Ponzu
You'll love everything about this sandwich. From the crunchy whole-wheat baguette to the sweet and tangy relish—not to mention
the flavorful smoked salmon—you'll be raving about this one.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Sandwiches with Ginger Relish
The salsa brings the heat as a topping to the salmon, but if you prefer a milder relish, remove seeds from the jalapeño before
grilling. Serve with lime wedges for a pretty presentation.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Smoky Tomato Salsa
The crisp cracker crust of this pizza makes a pleasing contrast to the velvety soft salmon.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Thin-Crust Pizza
For a delicious teriyaki salmon dinner, check out this Asian-inspired salmon recipe featuring a glaze made from pineapple
juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and orange zest.
View Recipe: Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon
This quick sweet-and-sour sauce puts chutney to good use, while cider vinegar and curry powder add tang and deepen the flavor.
The sauce also pairs well with grilled chicken breasts.
View Recipe: Broiled Salmon Fillets with Curried Chutney Sauce
This sandwich is basically a riff on Hawaii's beloved lomi-lomi salmon, a salad of salted fish and tomatoes.
View Recipe: Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Tangy tomatoes, sweet oranges, and briny olives bring lively color and bold flavor to this simple dish.
View Recipe: Tomato-Citrus Salmon
"The Indian-Spiced Salmon and Nutty Basmati Rice were both great!" said reader Connie Hendon. "They were easy to prepare and
did not require a lot of time. I simply cooked some fresh green beans to go with these two dishes, and we had an easy, complete
meal. My family loved them. Oh, and of course no one noticed that it did not have gluten."
View Recipe: Indian-Spiced Salmon with Basmati Rice
Marinate salmon fillets in a homemade mixture of honey, soy sauce, and olive oil, cook in a grill pan or skillet, and serve
with a homemade fruit relish for an easy salmon entrée with a tropical twist. Pair with mixed greens and steamed couscous
for a complete meal.
View Recipe: Marinated Salmon with Mango-Kiwi Relish
Although smoked Irish salmon is traditional, any smoked salmon will work in this dish―just make sure to purchase smoked wild
salmon because it’s a sustainable choice.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce
Although quick enough for a hectic weeknight, this broiled salmon dish will impress guests. Serve with salad and roasted potatoes.
View Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Marmalade-Dijon Glaze
Eight ingredients combine in a spice rub that would also be good on pork tenderloin medallions. Serve this flavorful salmon
dish with orange wedges.
View Recipe: Sweet Orange Salmon
The citrus vinaigrette blends well with the smoky salmon, sweet orange slices, and crisp spinach in this super fast, super
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad
Serve this smoky, flavorful salmon with Roasted Asparagus with Dijon-Lemon Sauce to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Orange Salsa
Use any combination of herbs you like for this easy and tasty starter. We chose the trio of chives, tarragon, and dill, but
feel free to use your culinary imagination for this one.
View Recipe: Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
The spicy-sweet vinegar dressing in the salad complements the salmon seasoned with just salt and pepper. To easily seed the
cucumber, peel, cut in half lengthwise, and scrape the seeds out with a spoon.
View Recipe: Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salad and Peanuts
Cooking this fish in a parchment pouch uses both the radiant heat of the oven and steam inside the packet to produce moist,
succulent results. Toasting and grinding the spices takes a little extra time but pays off with vivid flavor.
View Recipe: Five-Spice Salmon with Leeks in Parchment
Slow roasting the cured fish gives the salmon a velvety, silken texture.
View Recipe: Slow-Roasted Brown Sugar and Dill Cured Salmon
By pairing this quick recipe with a light salad, you can impress guests and have time to enjoy the meal.
View Recipe: Salmon Croquettes
You can prepare the salmon topping earlier in the day and keep it refrigerated until ready to assemble. These appetizers look
great assembled like canapés. Serve these immediately after toasting and assembling since gluten-free bread can toughen quickly
if left out after heating or toasting.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Crostini
Chopped fresh herbs dress up salmon fillets in this light recipe. The homemade vinaigrette brightens salad greens while keeping
calories and fat in check. Serve salmon with lemon wedges.
View Recipe: Herb-Crusted Salmon with Mixed Greens Salad
Sweet citrus like oranges, tangerines, or clementines can stand in for the brilliant gold satsumas. But keep in mind that
satsuma rind is milder than orange rind.
View Recipe: Salmon with Satsuma-Soy Glaze
Prepare this dish just before grilling so the pesto maintains its color.
View Recipe: Salmon Skewers with Lemon-Parsley Pesto
Skin-on salmon fillets provide the best flavor and texture for this recipe.
View Recipe: Crispy Skin Salmon with Fiery Asian Slaw
Traditional blinis consist of flour pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar, but our version features sweet corn pancakes
topped with cold-smoked salmon and homemade chive cream. These easy apps are a great way to use up extra corn-on-the-cob you
might have picked up at the market.
View Recipe: Fresh Corn Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Chive Cream
The fish, used in place of the bacon often found in traditional chowder recipes, adds heart-healthy fats and protein. Great
made ahead, this soup gets better with time.
View Recipe: Sweet Corn Chowder with Hot-Smoked Salmon
Skip the beef and serve a Mexican-inspired salmon burger topped with a fresh lime-cilantro mayonnaise sauce. A spinach salad
with a sweet, slightly spicy Asian-influenced dressing makes a tasty accompaniment.
View Recipe: Fresh Salmon-Cilantro Burgers
This recipe uses canned salmon to make things quicker and easier. The crisp pan-fried patties get flavor from spicy Cajun
seasoning and pungent Dijon mustard, as well as the garlicky, creamy aioli for dipping.
View Recipe: Cajun Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli
Gyoza skins are the Japanese equivalent of wonton wrappers; you'll likely find both in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.
If you can't find gyoza skins, substitute round wonton wrappers.
View Recipe: Mini Smoked Salmon Pizzas
To make a complete meal, serve the salmon over a bed of brown rice, with green beans and a salad on the side. Save some orange-and-bourbon
marinade and drizzle over the salmon and rice to impart complementing flavors of bourbon and citrus throughout.
View Recipe: Grilled Orange-and-Bourbon Salmon
This scrumptious low-cal finger food was developed by reader Abigail McMahon who was inspired by Ireland. "I love Ireland
and the country's wonderful food. When I think of Irish food, the first items that come to mind are potatoes, salmon, and
cheese." Luckily, this recipe has all three.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Cheese Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes
Shape the patties up to eight hours in advance, and cook just before serving. Use a grill pan or nonstick skillet to cook
them since they may not hold up on a standard grill. If you have a mini food processor, use it to prepare the mayonnaise mixture.
You can use regular hamburger buns instead of English muffins.
View Recipe: Chipotle Salmon Burgers
Friends and family will beg for the recipe when you serve this sophisticated take on salmon. Brush the fruit reduction on
the fish at the last minute to prevent sugars from burning on the grill.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Finish the salmon under the broiler to caramelize the glaze into a tasty browned crust. Serve with roasted potato wedges and
View Recipe: Salmon with Maple-Lemon Glaze
In this simple entrée, almonds supply vitamin E, while salmon delivers a good amount of niacin. Vary the herbs according to
your preference; try dill, thyme, or basil.
View Recipe: Almond-Chive Salmon
Just about every ingredient here is a seasonal specialty, from the corn, tomato, and chile peppers to fresh cilantro and salmon.
Charring the chiles, corn, and salmon on the grill infuses everything with a light smoky flavor that brings the whole dish
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Roasted Corn Relish
A secret herb was the key to this recipe for croquette conoisseur klasshen, who also offers a tip. "Delicious! I've made dozens of different salmon croquette recipes, but never with tarragon. The
tarragon adds such a unique taste. I highly recommend chilling the mixture according to the directions. I skipped the chilling
and had a hard time getting the patties to stay together."
View Recipe: Salmon Croquettes with Rémoulade
This Asian-flavored fish dish is extra tender from long, low-temperature cooking and is matched perfectly by the creamy rice
and crisp stir-fried bok choy.
View Recipe: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Bok Choy and Coconut Rice
This recipe showcases the classic combination of salmon, cucumber, and horseradish. Use two spatulas to make handling the
salmon easier. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Tangy Cucumber Sauce
Brown sugar and bourbon combine to create the perfect sweet and smoky flavor that infuses this already-flavorful fish. Cooking
time can vary, depending on the thickness of salmon. As a general rule, cook 10 minutes for each inch of thickness. Then check
the center and make sure it’s light pink and opaque.
View Recipe: Bourbon-Glazed Salmon
This Asian-inspired fish is a great weeknight meal, and you can save more time by purchasing pretoasted sesame seeds. Look
for them in the spice aisle.
View Recipe: Miso-Glazed Salmon with Wilted Spinach
Prepare the sauce up to one day ahead, and refrigerate. Wild salmon is preferable if it's in season. Its rich, vivid flavor
will only make the dish better.
View Recipe: Salmon with Cucumber Salad and Dill Sauce
This five-ingredient salmon marinates for eight minutes then cooks for eight minutes and is guaranteed to please.
View Recipe: Salmon with Hoisin Glaze
You often can find different varieties of locally grown onions at farmers' markets and occasionally at supermarkets. This
recipe calls for more readily available varieties that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding. Use a grill basket to cook
the fish and vegetables.
View Recipe: Grilled Wild Salmon and Vegetables
The trick to this easy recipe is blending some of the salmon in the food processor, so its taste gets spread throughout, but
also folding in some larger bits for textural contrast.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Dip
Harissa is a spicy Tunisian condiment that also pairs well with chicken. Our homemade version, which you can prepare a day
or two ahead and refrigerate, is a bit milder than the fiery canned harissa you'd find in Middle Eastern markets. Add more
chile paste if you want to turn up the heat.
View Recipe: Harissa Salmon
Make your own barbecue sauce using sour-sweet tamarind instead of vinegar for a lower-sodium, Southeast Asian twist on a familiar
condiment. Store leftover sauce for up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge. Use it on shrimp, roasted pork,
or chicken. Serve with jasmine rice and lime wedges.
View Recipe: Coconut-Crusted Salmon with Tamarind Barbecue Sauce
Sweet peppers, tangy lemon slices, and heady spices come together in this simple dish that yields tender fish and vegetables
in a flavorful sauce. Serve in bowls over couscous or basmati rice to soak up the tasty juices.
View Recipe: Moroccan Salmon
Cotija is a salty aged Mexican cheese. Shredded Monterey Jack helps hold the quesadillas together. Jalapeño brings an added
kick of heat to the hot-smoked salmon.
View Recipe: Hot-Smoked Salmon Quesadillas
Serve with sliced cucumbers drizzled with low-fat bottled vinaigrette to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Indian-Spiced Roast Salmon
These salmon croquettes are perfection when plated with a dollop of tangy horseradish sauce. Serve with green beans and your
favorite brown rice recipe for a complete meal.
View Recipe: Lemon-Dill Salmon Croquettes with Horseradish Sauce
The tart-and-sweet flavor combination in grapefruit matches the tender salmon's sweetness and elevates its flavor. Blood orange
juice gives the dressing intense orange flavor, but any citrusy vinaigrette will do.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Grapefruit Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
The sweet-sour marinade is cooked down to a syrupy glaze that's brushed on the salmon as it cooks. The citrus and maple flavors
would also be tasty with pork. Garnish fillets with orange slices, if desired.
View Recipe: Maple Grilled Salmon
The spice rub lends an earthy, exotic taste. Lemon-Garlic Spinach is a light side that complements the fish nicely.
View Recipe: Spice-Rubbed Roasted Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Spinach
Shorter pastas like orzo generally cook faster than the longer varieties. In a pinch, use canned drained wild sockeye salmon—and
flake with two forks—in place of the sautéed fillets.
View Recipe: Mediterranean Salmon Salad
You can store salmon, loosely wrapped, on your refrigerator's bottom shelf for no more than two days before cooking. Roasting
the tomatoes imbues them with flavor that's a delicious match for the rich broiled salmon. Garnish fish with a sprig of oregano.
View Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Roasted Tomato Sauce
This easy, no-cook spread is terrific with any kind of cracker or crisp bread. Prepare it up to a day ahead, and refrigerate.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon-Cardamom Spread
Fresh rosemary and a little maple syrup infuse aromatic and faintly sweet flavor into this speedy salmon dish.
View Recipe: Orange-Glazed Salmon Fillets with Rosemary
The sweet, salty, and spicy flavors of this colorful glaze permeate the salmon as it cooks, creating a succulent dish that
tantalizes the taste buds.
View Recipe: Chili-Garlic Glazed Salmon
Serve an elegant, company-worthy dinner in just 40 minutes. A mixture of lemon juice, honey, ginger, and garlic acts as both
a marinade and a glaze for the salmon.
View Recipe: Honey-Ginger Glazed Salmon with Arugula Salad
Bread flour lends these savory pastries height and structure.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Puffs
Tangy, spicy, and fruity, this inviting recipe belies its simple preparation. Seed the jalapeño pepper if you prefer a milder
dish, and serve over coconut rice.
View Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon with Pineapple-Jalapeño Relish
"I always request authentic bagels and lox when my sister visits from New York City," said reader recipe developer KKD. "In
this recipe, I used smoked salmon to create a Spanish tortilla with buttery potatoes, onions, and dill. Serve with fresh fruit.
Make this the night before, refrigerate, and serve at room temperature."
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Dill Tortilla
In this quick and easy recipe, rich salmon, coated in almond meal, acquires a toasted flavor reminiscent of browned butter.
Serve with broccoli rabe, orzo pasta, and pinot noir.
View Recipe: Almond-Crusted Salmon
Horseradish is used in two forms in this preparation—prepared and wasabi powder (Japanese horseradish). Prepare the salmon,
through Step 3, up to one day ahead. Bake just before serving.
View Recipe: Potato and Double-Horseradish Salmon
Sake's nutty flavor complements the quinoa and helps tenderize the salmon. This method is a quick way to cure the fish.
View Recipe: Quick-Cured Sake Salmon with Quinoa
A basic honey mustard adds the unexpected ginger and pepper notes of turmeric to make this dish different. Broiling leaves
the salmon moist and tender and caramelizes the sauce slightly for additional flavor. Greens make a great side―try kale cooked
with hoisin sauce; chard sautéed with garlic, lemon juice, and pepper; or a spinach salad with red onions and vinaigrette.
View Recipe: Spiced Salmon with Mustard Sauce
Bagged fresh green beans and fuss-free grape tomatoes, along with potato wedges, make up the vegetables and starch for this
dish, all prepared in one pan. Because they take longest, the potatoes cook alone for the first 10 minutes.
View Recipe: Roasted Salmon with Fresh Vegetables
Serve this buttery-soft cured salmon as an appetizer on brown bread with fresh dill, Dijon mustard, thinly sliced cucumbers,
and grated lemon rind. We found that high-quality wild salmon yields the best results.
View Recipe: Classic Gravlax
This savory salad epitomizes the concept of fresh food fast. It's quick and easy and loaded with flavorful ingredients such
as crisp-tender asparagus, perfectly cooked pink salmon, red onion, and a refreshing lemon juice–based vinaigrette. It received
our highest Test Kitchens rating.
View Recipe: Salmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
Prepare the dressing up to a day ahead. Coho salmon is especially good in this salad.
View Recipe: Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad
Use a dry white wine if you don't have vermouth on hand. Serve with a salad to round out the meal.
View Recipe: Salmon en Papillote with Dill-Yogurt Sauce
Simply seasoned salmon shows off its flaky texture atop a unique side―mashed green peas with basil, tarragon, and lemon. The
color is gorgeous, the flavor fresh, and the texture creamy, but the best part is the peas are much more healthful than starchy
mashed potatoes loaded down with butter, cream, and salt.
View Recipe: Seared Salmon on Herbed Mashed Peas
Spice up fish night by giving salmon a delectable 4-ingredient rub before cooking. A quick quinoa-vegetable salad rounds out
View Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Peppercorn-Lime Rub
Look for packaged sliced smoked salmon. Conveniently, each slice should be one ounce.
View Recipe: Smoked Salmon Buckwheat Pinwheels
Pair these spuds with a green salad. We tested this recipe with hot-smoked salmon fillets, but the canned variety will work
View Recipes: Twice-Baked Salmon Potatoes
A combination of a five-minute soy-wasabi marinade and high-heat searing gives the salmon a tasty brown crust.
View Recipe: Wasabi Salmon
Flavorful salmon fillets are delicious over creamy Parmesan grits. This dish is special enough for company but comforting
enough for a quiet, weeknight dinner.
View Recipe: Broiled Salmon Over Parmesan Grits
Give beef a break and try quick, simple salmon burgers. Combine salmon with red onion and fresh basil to make a hearty burger
with less than 200 calories. Enjoy on toasted fococcia bread for a gourmet meal that’s ready in 10 minutes.
View Recipe: Salmon Burgers