25+ Best Salmon Recipes
If you’re looking for salmon recipes, this list of easy, healthy and delicious meals has you covered. Whether you want to grill, bake, air fry, Instant Pot or stir-fry, there’s a salmon dinner idea for you!
If you’ve been to this blog before, it’s no secret that I love salmon dinner ideas! This versatile protein can be prepared in nearly endless ways. Almost any savory flavor you can think of will work well with salmon.
It also has numerous health benefits, which makes it a star on any healthy eating meal plan.
Today, I’m sharing more than 25 of my favorite easy salmon recipes. I hope this list inspires you to try out a new way of cooking salmon for dinner!
These salmon dinner ideas can be cooked any number of ways:
If you can think of a cooking method, you can probably use it to make salmon! Just in the list below, there are recipes for baked salmon, stir-fry, air fryer salmon, Instant Pot salmon, grilled salmon and raw (poke) salmon.
However you want to cook tonight, I have a salmon dinner idea for you!
These easy salmon recipes are full of health benefits:
What makes salmon so healthy? First and foremost, it’s a great source of lean protein, while being lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than many other animal-based protein sources.
Salmon is also very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to a healthy heart and brain, as well as skin and joints.
There is also research suggesting that oily fish like salmon may be an anti-inflammatory, which could help manage a number of chronic diseases.
Any way you look at it, salmon is a super food that is super delicious, too!
What to serve with salmon?
Many of the easy salmon recipes below, including rice bowls and sheet pan dinners, have side dishes built into the recipe. But some of the simpler recipes for glazed or roasted salmon don’t include a side dish.
Not to worry, I have lots of ideas for what to serve with salmon piccata and all of these salmon dinner ideas.
For a starchy side dish, try Greek yogurt mashed potatoes, rice pilaf or savory steel cut oats.
My favorite vegetables to pair with salmon include balsamic asparagus, maple glazed Brussels sprouts and roasted radicchio.
Ready to make a delicious salmon dinner? Get started with the inspiration below!
25+ Best Salmon Recipes
If you're looking for salmon recipes, this list of easy, healthy and delicious meals has you covered. Whether you want to grill, bake, air fry, Instant Pot or stir-fry, there's a salmon dinner idea for you!
Teriyaki Salmon Donburi Bowl
Donburi bowls are healthy and satisfying. This recipe will show you how to make one at home using teriyaki salmon and a few vegetables. No need to order a takeout!
Pistachio Crusted Salmon
With a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes, this Pistachio Crusted Salmon is both an easy and quick option for a weeknight dinner and also an elegant main for a dinner party.
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
This Bourbon Glazed Salmon recipe takes less than 30 minutes and requires only a few ingredients. Serve with rice and simple steamed veggies.
Creamy Tuscan Salmon
Creamy Tuscan Salmon made perfectly seared in a skillet with rich and creamy dairy-free sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and spinach. The whole meal comes together in about 30 minutes and is paleo friendly and healthy!
Southwest Salmon Rice Bowls
Southwest Salmon and Rice Bowls are great for a weeknight dinner and meal prep! Brown rice topped with Southwest seasoned grilled salmon, mango black bean salsa and guacamole. Tons of flavor in these balanced and healthy bowls!
Salmon Alfredo Pasta
Salmon Alfredo Pasta is a restaurant-quality indulgence that comes together at home in 30 minutes or less. This easy recipe is perfect for a weeknight or to serve to company.
Air Fryer Salmon
Tender flaky salmon with a crisp skin and nice crust done in the air fryer. This 15-minute flavorful salmon recipe uses a mixed-herb dry rub to give amazing flavor and crust on top.
Bacon Wrapped Salmon with Creamy Tahini Sauce
Bacon-wrapped salmon is a decadent dinner that will impress with limited effort. Serve with a creamy tahini miso sauce to mimic a restaurant-quality meal at home.
Grilled Sockeye Salmon
This Grilled Sockeye Salmon recipe takes the fear out of grilling fish. Pair it with fresh pineapple salsa for a healthful and fast summer dinner that's gluten-free and dairy-free.
Ginger Garlic Marinated Salmon
This moist and flaky Asian inspired Ginger Garlic Marinated Salmon is ready in 30 minutes! Serve with rice and fresh vegetables for a complete meal.
This easy Salmon Sandwich can be made on the grill or in the oven. Either way, this restaurant-quality sandwich with herb mayonnaise is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Amazing Baked Cajun Salmon
This is perfectly seasoned, flaky & juicy Cajun Salmon that is done in 15 minutes! It is a restaurant-quality recipe you can get on the table FAST making it a perfect weeknight dinner.
The Best Creamy Salmon Pasta
This Creamy Salmon Pasta recipe is a simple yet impressive dish for date night at home. Roasted salmon, spinach and capers are tossed with pasta and a creamy white wine sauce.
Old Bay Roasted Salmon
This simple and easy roast salmon recipe features fillets seasoned with dried herbs, spices, and Old Bay seasoning, and then quickly roasted in the oven for a superior flavor and texture.
Honey Glazed Salmon
Ready for the absolute best salmon recipe ever? This Honey Glazed Salmon is it!! Fresh fish filets are perfectly seasoned, quickly pan seared and basted in an incredible honey, garlic sauce infused with a little soy sauce and citrus, then popped under the broiler to finish caramelizing until moist and flaky.
Crab Stuffed Salmon
This crab stuffed salmon is fancy but fast. This elegant dinner could be ordered at any high-end restaurant, but it's just as easy to make it at home, in less than 40 minutes!
Cajun Salmon Pasta
Cajun Salmon Pasta brings penne, roasted salmon, mushrooms, zucchini and sundried tomatoes together in a creamy, zesty sauce that will transport you to New Orleans!
Air Fryer Salmon Burgers
These air fryer salmon burgers are a healthy alternative to beef burgers. Whether you’re looking to add some omega 3 fatty acids and healthy fats to your diet, or you’re simply doing meat free Mondays, this will be an awesome addition to your kitchen repertoire.
30-Minute Homemade Salmon Poke Bowls
These healthy homemade poke bowls come together quickly, and are made with marinated salmon instead of tuna. The bowls are totally customizable, with toppings like avocado, green onions, and creamy sriracha sauce. This is a gluten free poke recipe, with tamari as the base of the marinade.
Baked Pesto Salmon
This baked pesto salmon recipe is flavorful and fast. Utilize the best grocery store shortcut ingredient to make this delicious dinner in 20 minutes!
Blackened Salmon with Peach Salsa
This Blackened Salmon with Peach Salsa is a Whole30 & Paleo dinner. Juicy peaches and creamy avocado are tossed with spicy jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to make the BEST salsa of all time! And it’s all served on top of super flavorful blackened salmon.
Salmon Stir Fry
This salmon stir fry makes a delicious 30-minute dinner. Salmon may be an unusual protein for a stir fry but it works so well – it’s super quick to cook and comes out super tender and flavorful. The stir-fry sauce is easy and made with just a couple of ingredients. Mushrooms add additional flavor and broccoli crunch. You’ll love this easy and delicious dinner!
Instant Pot Salmon and Mashed Potatoes
This Instant Pot Salmon and Mashed Potatoes recipe gives you a protein and a side dish, in ONE pot, with a three minute cook time.
Sheet Pan Salmon and Potatoes with Caper Chimichurri
Sheet Pan Salmon and Potatoes with lemon, spices, and a vibrant Caper Chimichurri. A one pan dinner impressive enough for entertaining, yet simple enough for weeknights.
The Best Maple Glazed Salmon
This easy-as-can-be Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is a great main course for entertaining or for serving any night of the week because it uses just a few simple ingredients and takes very little prep time. Even still, it has tons of bold ginger, soy and maple flavor that pairs beautifully with the tender and buttery salmon!
Salmon Pesto Pasta
This Salmon Pesto Pasta is a restaurant-quality dish that comes together very easily at home. So flavorful, elegant and quick enough to make on a weeknight!
Easy Sheet Pan Salmon For Two
This Sheet Pan Salmon recipe is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner and can be doubled for crowds! Full of protein and omega 3’s plus added nutrients from the vegetables!
Lemon Herb Baked Sockeye Salmon Recipe
This Lemon Herb Baked Sockeye Salmon recipe is a foolproof way to prepare seafood at home. 5 ingredients + 5 minute prep time!