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 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 these salmon dinner ideas.
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!