Healthy Salmon Recipes

Find healthy, delicious salmon recipes including grilled and BBQ salmon, salmon fillets and smoked salmon. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Salmon Rice Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 3
Inspired by the viral TikTok trend, this tasty bowl makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. With a handful of healthy ingredients, like instant brown rice, heart-healthy salmon and lots of crunchy veggies, you'll have a filling and flavorful meal in just 25 minutes. Looking to cut down on carbs? Try swapping in riced cauliflower in place of the brown rice.
Mila Clarke
By Mila Clarke

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Rating: 5 stars 5
Canned salmon is a valuable pantry staple and a practical way to include heart-healthy omega-3-rich fish in your diet. Here, we combine it with avocados in an easy no-cook meal.
By Abbie Gellman, M.S., RD, CDN

15-Minute Salmon & Creamy Orzo with Spinach & Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
In this quick salmon dinner, salmon fillets are paired with creamy orzo, wilted spinach and earthy mushrooms. Cooking the salmon at a high temperature helps speed up the cooking in this healthy dinner recipe. Look for pre-sliced mushrooms to speed it up even more.
By Carolyn Casner

Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 1
For this quick and easy dinner for four, the vegetables and sauce come together in one skillet in a matter of minutes while the salmon broils. Plus, salmon is swimming in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and loaded with vitamins and nutrients like B vitamins and potassium.
By Carolyn Casner

Sheet-Pan Roasted Salmon & Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 12
This dish is packed with flavor and fits perfectly into a Mediterranean diet.

Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
This spring-produce-packed one-pan meal makes a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner. Melted garlic butter coats the salmon and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.

Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 15
The vibrant combo of cheese, cilantro, chili, and lime--inspired by Mexican street corn--makes this salmon sheet-pan dinner burst with flavor.
Sara Haas Headshot
By Sara Haas, RDN

Skillet Lemon-Garlic Salmon

This ultra-quick one-skillet lemon-garlic salmon recipe features plenty of lemony flavors from both zest and juice. Garlic adds a savory note.
By Carolyn Casner

Rosemary Roasted Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Yukon Golds are great here because they get crispy on the outside but completely creamy on the inside. A brush stroke or two of balsamic glaze provides a rich color and a sweet finish to the roasted salmon.

Roasted Salmon with Smoky Chickpeas & Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
In this healthy salmon dinner, you'll get a dose of greens and green dressing! Chowing down on 6 or more servings of dark leafy greens a week can help keep your brain in top shape. This dish features the Test Kitchen's current go-to method for doctoring a can of chickpeas: spice them up and roast until crispy.
By Breana Killeen

Easy Salmon Cakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 47
These healthy salmon cakes are a delicious way to boost your intake of omega-3s. It is also a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance to these easy salmon patties.

Miso-Maple Salmon

Rating: 4 stars 2
White miso paste packs an umami punch to this healthy salmon recipe. But being the mildest and sweetest variety of the gluten-free fermented paste, it won't overpower this dish. Use any leftover salmon (within 3 days) to make our Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Salmon, Easy Scallion-Salmon Dip or Spicy Salmon Cakes (see Associated Recipes).
By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

One-Pan Salmon & Brussels Sprouts
In this healthy one-pan meal, salmon is roasted on top of Brussels sprouts for a dinner that's perfect for busy weeknights.
Easy Salmon Cakes Recipe
This healthy, easy salmon cakes recipe uses olive oil and whole-wheat breadcrumbs.
Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon
Rating: 5 stars 32

Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes or quinoa.