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!

Overhead image of ingredients on a wooden surface, including salmon fillets, a can of crab meat, Old Bay seasoning, mayonnaise, cream cheese, lemon, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and salt.

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!

Shallow white bowl filled with pearl couscous, asparagus, and salmon topped with pesto sauce.

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!

Flat lay of ingredients needed to make grilled sockeye salmon and pineapple salsa, including fruit, herbs and spices.

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!

A piece of roasted pink fish topped with herbs on texture baking pan.

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, and pastas like Cajun salmon pasta, 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!