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9 Healthy Salmon Recipes You're Going to Love

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These healthy salmon recipes are wonderful weeknight meals! Salmon is always a good idea - it's incredibly healthy, flavorful, and can be prepared in a number of ways.

If you love fish recipes, be sure to check out our other pescetarian recipes and our healthy shrimp recipes.


Juniper Berries Salmon

This juniper berries salmon recipe is a delicious, healthy meal. It's ready in less than 25 minutes. This is an easy recipe to throw together, but it’s full of flavor!

salmon with juniper berries and lime on a large serving plate

Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe

This sheet pan salmon with haricots verts and radishes and a mustardy dressing is an easy weeknight meal. Cooking everything on a sheet pan makes for easy clean-up and minimal prep work. While it takes some time to roast, this recipe calls for less than 10 minutes of hands-on time!

Salmon, green beans, and radishes on a sheet pan.

Furikake Salmon

This furikake salmon recipe is so easy to make and has a lovely earthy, briny topping. Furikake is a Japanese rice seasoning that usually has some blend of bonito flakes, nori, black and white sesame seeds, and salt.

Four cooked salmon fillets topped with furikake seasoning on a white plate.

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Tender salmon combines with crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, and much more for a delicious Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.

A large platter of salmon salad.

Baked Salmon with Lemon

This easy baked lemon salmon with garlic butter is full of flavor. It's a healthy pescatarian recipe that's easy to make on a weeknight. It's ready in less than 30 minutes.


Spinach Feta Stuffed Salmon

This spinach stuffed salmon with feta recipe is a delicious, healthy meal for four - ready in less than 20 minutes. This is an easy recipe to throw together, but it’s full of flavor!


Sesame Salmon with Everything Bagel Seasoning

This sesame salmon recipe is deliciously flavorful and made with just a few ingredients. Using everything bagel seasoning adds a wonderful crust to the salmon.


Salmon with Blueberries

This salmon with blueberries recipe is a show-stopper! Everyone loves this unusual and delicious recipe - the rich blueberry sauce pairs beautifully with the moist salmon.

salmon with blueberries on a plate with greens

Cara Cara Orange Salmon & Lentil Bowl

This delicious Cara Cara orange salmon and lentil bowl is an awesome, healthy weeknight meal. You're going to love how quick and easy it is to make.

oranges, salmon, greens, lentils in a bowl
Yield: 4 servings

Healthy Salmon Recipes - Furikake Salmon

Four cooked salmon fillets topped with furikake seasoning on a white plate.

Try one of our favorite healthy salmon recipes - this rich and buttery salmon is topped with kewpie mayo and furikake.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 4 teaspoons kewpie mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons furikake seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Instructions

  1. Pat the salmon dry and then spread a teaspoon of kewpie mayonnaise on each of the fillets. Sprinkle each fillet with 1/2 tablespoon of furikake on top of the mayonnaise.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the salmon fillets, skin side down, and reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Cook the salmon for 5 to 6 minutes, skin side down until the internal temperature of the salmon reaches 130 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer or the flesh has cooked about halfway up.
  4. Flip the salmon fillets over onto the furikake side and cook for 1 minute or until the internal temperature is 140 on an instant-read thermometer.
  5. Remove the salmon from the pan and allow to rest for 3 to 5 minutes on a plate before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g

What to Serve with Salmon

Salmon has a lovely buttery flavor that pairs well with fresh salads, roasted vegetables, and soups.

Check out our favorite recipes that are great side dishes for salmon.

How much salmon per person?

In general, you should plan for 4 to 6 ounces of salmon per person. Usually, salmon fillets are 3 to 4 ounces each, so plan for 1 to 1 1/2 fillets per person.

Which salmon is best?

There are a few kinds of salmon you can buy – there’s King (rich and buttery and the most expensive), Sockeye (redder flesh, from the Northern Pacific), Coho (reddish-orange color, cheaper than King or Sockeye), and Pink (best eaten fresh the day its caught or as canned meat). You can also buy wild-caught or farmed salmon.

Can salmon be frozen?

Salmon should be frozen almost immediately after being caught. Salmon isn't ruined if it's frozen, but if it was flash frozen, it shouldn't be frozen again.

Most grocery stores receive seafood frozen and then defrost it to sell. If you know your local grocery store does this, do not refreeze your salmon.

Is salmon healthy?

Salmon is wonderfully healthy – it’s a great source of protein, it’s good for your brain (lots of vitamin B12), it’s heart-healthy, good for building strong bones, and may help to lower the risk of chronic disease (source).

Is salmon sustainable?

To check the sustainability level of your salmon, consult the Monterrey Bay Aquariums’s Seafood Watch (you can also download it as an app for ease of use at the grocery store).

How to tell if salmon is bad?

Salmon has gone bad if it has a strong ammonia smell: has a dull, pink color; if it has a weak consistency (if the flesh is breaking down); or if the skin has a milky, white coating.

How to tell when salmon is done?

Salmon is done at 145 degrees F. The best way I’ve found to check this is to use an instant-read thermometer like this one.

The flesh should be pink and opaque, instead of red and translucent. If the fish has started to flake, it's done.


What healthy salmon recipes are your favorite?

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