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: 4.5 stars 7
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.

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.

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.
By Carolyn Casner

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.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Salmon in Foil

Rating: 5 stars 3
We're willing to bet that this easy grilled salmon in foil recipe will become a regular in your weeknight dinner rotation. Cooking fish in foil keeps it super-moist, plus you don't have to worry about the fish sticking to the grill. Butter, lemon pepper and fresh parsley perk up the flavors for this versatile main course. Cook some vegetables, such as asparagus, zucchini and corn, alongside the fish packets for a healthy dinner that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 5
Sun-dried tomatoes do double duty in this easy weeknight dinner—we use the flavorful oil they're packed in to sauté shallots and use the actual tomatoes in the creamy sauce. Served with perfectly cooked salmon, you really can't go wrong with this recipe.
A portrait of Carolyn Malcoun
By Carolyn Malcoun

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.
By Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Salmon Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 1
Salmon fillets cook quickly and are coated with a delicious creamy sauce made with tomatoes, zucchini and Italian seasoning. This easy salmon dinner is sure to become a new weeknight favorite the whole family will love. The best news: you can get this meal on the table in 20 minutes flat.
By Carolyn Casner

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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Sheet-Pan Chili-Lime Salmon with Potatoes & Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 6
Busy weeknights beg for something simple like this salmon sheet-pan dinner. Like the name suggests, it's all cooked on one pan. The potatoes get a head start, followed by sweet bell peppers and finally chili-coated salmon fillets. It's a complete meal with easy cleanup!
By Carolyn Casner

Easy Salmon Cakes with Arugula Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
After making the salmon cakes, we firm them up for 5 minutes in the freezer before cooking so they don't fall apart when they hit the hot oil. You can also make these salmon cakes with canned salmon to make them pantry- and budget-friendly.
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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.
Air-Fryer Salmon Cakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 4

These air-fried salmon patties are reminiscent of classic salmon croquettes, crispy on the outside and pillowy tender on the inside. Look for canned or jarred salmon that has less than 50 milligrams of sodium per serving, and don't be afraid of varieties that have bones. They're easy to remove.