Roast Salmon with Salsa for Two

Roast Salmon with Salsa for Two

6 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Fire up the food processor, add a few simple ingredients, and you've got a vibrant-tasting salsa in minutes. Other fish and even chicken or turkey could stand in for the salmon—adjust the roasting time accordingly.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 medium plum tomato, roughly chopped
  • ½ small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and quartered
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 or 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 8 ounces center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 2 portions


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeno, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, salt and hot sauce to taste in a food processor; process until finely chopped and uniform.
  3. Place salmon in a medium roasting pan; spoon the salsa on top. Roast until the salmon is just cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The salsa (Step 2) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
  • Tip: To skin a salmon fillet: Place a fish fillet on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 256 calories; 15 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 62 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 581 IU vitamin A; 19 mg vitamin C; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 362 mg sodium; 545 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (32% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

Reviews 6

June 17, 2015
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By: marianneheisig
Tasty salmon dish The dish was tasty and soo easy to make. The salsa made the salmon keep it's moisture and helped not make the rice so dry and sad Pros: Delicious, easy to make, healthy
September 21, 2014
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By: aprilkling
There are better salmon recipes out there My husband loved this recipe, and it was a cinch to make, but I wasn't terribly impressed. The salsa tasted weird to me. Thinking of substituting tomato with a mango next time. Pros: Easy to make
September 01, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Salsa was alright, but we must have had some bad salmon. The dish didn't come together too well. Might try it with tilapia though.
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I thought it was good together. Be careful not to process the salsa too long. Watch it so it stays chunky! jennie, Tallahassee, fl
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I thought this was great. So easy too. The salmon came out super moist and cooked perfectly Anonymous
September 28, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Salsa and Salmon didn't go well together. It was healthy, but not a good combo. Anonymous, Portland, OR
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