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

Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 12
The vibrant combo of cheese, cilantro, chili, and lime--inspired by Mexican street corn--makes this salmon sheet-pan dinner burst with flavor.

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

Rosemary Roasted Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

Rating: 4.2 stars 5
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: 5 stars 6
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.

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.

Greek Roasted Fish with Vegetables

Rating: 4.57 stars 10
This dish is packed with flavor and fits perfectly into a Mediterranean diet.

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.

Garlic Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.55 stars 26
Roasting salmon on top of Brussels sprouts and garlic, flavored with wine and fresh oregano, is simple enough for a weeknight meal yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with whole-wheat couscous.

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Rating: 4.91 stars 27
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.

Speedy Scallion-Ginger Salmon Cakes

These speedy scallion-ginger salmon cakes are perfect for busy weeknights. Salmon is flavored with refreshing ginger and scallions, while water chestnuts add a crisp bite. The sesame-ginger sauce is creamy and cooling. You can cook salmon fillets for these easy salmon cakes or use canned salmon to keep it simple.
By Melissa Gray

Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.
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By Carolyn Malcoun

Air-Fryer Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4 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.
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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.
One-Skillet Salmon with Fennel & Sun-Dried Tomato Couscous
Rating: 5 stars
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Sun-dried tomato pesto and lemon do double duty to season both the salmon and the couscous in this healthy one-pan dinner recipe. Serve the salmon with extra lemon wedges and a dollop of plain yogurt, if desired.