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.

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Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

256 calories; protein 23.9g 48% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 15.5g 24% DV; saturated fat 3.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 62.4mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 581.4IU 12% DV; vitamin c 19.1mg 32% DV; folate 39.9mcg 10% DV; calcium 23.6mg 2% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 38mg 14% DV; potassium 545.2mg 15% DV; sodium 361.9mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought this was great. So easy too. The salmon came out super moist and cooked perfectly Anonymous Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought it was good together. Be careful not to process the salsa too long. Watch it so it stays chunky! jennie Tallahassee fl Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Salsa and Salmon didn't go well together. It was healthy but not a good combo. Anonymous Portland OR Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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 Read More