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 Noodle Casserole

This salmon noodle casserole is filled with creamy pasta, chunks of salmon and plenty of vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Dijon mustard flavors the dish, complementing the salmon and asparagus.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith

Baked Garlicky Salmon Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
These garlic-forward salmon balls are tender and flavorful. Add them to a salad or grain bowl for a boost of protein. Or, serve them with your favorite starch and vegetables for a healthy dinner.
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By Wendy Lopez

Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This one-pan salmon and potatoes recipe 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

Salmon Rice Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 4
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

Rosemary Roasted Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
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.
By Julia Levy

Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 20
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

Salmon Fried Rice

This salmon fried rice is a great way to use leftover salmon. Using frozen vegetables keeps prep work to a minimum. Sriracha gives this quick stir-fry a nice touch of heat.
By Adam Dolge

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 33
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

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
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, MS, RD, CDN

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Salmon Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 5
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

15-Minute Salmon & Creamy Orzo with Spinach & Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
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

Sheet-Pan Roasted Salmon & Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 13
This dish is packed with flavor and fits perfectly into a Mediterranean diet.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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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.
Dijon Salmon with Green Bean Pilaf
Rating: 4.5 stars 19

In this quick dinner recipe, the delicious garlicky-mustardy mayo that tops baked salmon is very versatile. Make extra to use as a dip for fries or to jazz up tuna salad. Precooked brown rice helps get this healthy dinner on the table fast, but if you have other leftover whole grains, such as quinoa or farro, they work well here too.