Rich and tasty, these stunning salmon recipes are the best of the best.
They’re loaded with healthy fats, full of fragrant herbs, and brimming with flavor to boot!
Salmon is pretty in pink, beautifully flavored, and chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
And while it’s super tasty with just a bit of butter and salt, it’s also effortless to jazz up.
From vibrant poke bowls and bright curries to sticky salmon with rice and crunchy tacos, these salmon recipes are ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
50 Easy Salmon Recipes We Can’t Get Enough Of
1. Air Fryer Salmon Patties
Move over beef burgers!
These salmon patties are crisp on the outside, tender and flaky on the inside, and divine through and through.
Serve them with crunchy slaw in a burger bun or with a healthy side salad for lunch.
2. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon
This recipe is proof you don’t need to do much to salmon to make it unforgettable.
You’ll drizzle a mixture of melted butter, garlic, and lemon juice all over a salmon fillet.
Then, add some salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and pop it in the oven.
How easy is that?
3. Air Fryer Salmon
This next recipe is similar to the one above, but it cooks much faster.
It’s all thanks to the handy dandy air fryer! With this kitchen appliance, you’ll be able to whip up dishes in a flash.
A hint of added smoked paprika gives it a warm kick. Though that’s optional.
4. Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Another great and easy way to cook salmon is to give it a quick sear in a skillet or frying pan.
This allows the skin to crisp up nicely while the meat stays moist and flaky. Pour a simple lemon and butter salmon sauce over the top for the perfect finish.
5. Honey Garlic Salmon
If you like salmon with a sweet, sticky, and umami-rich sauce, this recipe is for you.
It only takes 15 minutes to make, yet it yields a restaurant-quality dish.
The salmon is pan-fried in honey garlic sauce and then broiled for a minute to give it a nice, smoky char. Yum!
6. Best, Easy Healthy Baked Salmon
Salmon fillets bathed in a lemon and olive oil dressing infused with garlic and herbs? Yes, please!
Apart from making the sauce – which is just a matter of whisking some ingredients together – there’s barely any prep here.
The oven takes care of almost everything!
7. Salmon Poke Bowl
This fabulous salmon poke bowl is the perfect blend of sweet, sour, savory, and spicy.
Every bite is bright, fresh, and umami-rich.
Just be sure you buy sushi-grade salmon, so it’s 100% safe to consume raw.
8. Easy Butter Salmon Curry
You’ve had butter chicken, but what about butter salmon?
The sauce is rich, creamy, and just a little spicy, with a pleasant hint of acidity from the tomatoes.
Break the salmon apart with your fork, and it’s about as good as it gets.
9. Asian Salmon
There’s nothing better than salmon glazed in a blend of honey, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.
And this recipe is proof!
10. Teriyaki Salmon
Who says teriyaki sauce is only for chicken, beef, and pork?
The sweet and savory glaze goes well with salmon, too. Serve it with a bowl of fried rice, and enjoy!
11. Best Grilled Salmon
Salmon fillets, oil, seasonings, and a grill are the only things you’ll need to make this scrumptious dish.
To highlight the smokey goodness of the grilled salmon, there’s no need to add tons of flavorings.
Just some good old-fashioned salt and pepper will suffice.
12. Creamy Salmon Pasta (with Spinach)
The best protein to add to a creamy pasta is salmon.
There’s just something about the combination of rich pasta and luxurious fish that makes my taste buds tingle!
13. Salmon Pasta with a Creamy Garlic Sauce
Here’s another creamy pasta and salmon combination you’ll love.
The sauce here is infused with garlic to give it a bold punch of flavor. While a splash of white wine gives it bright, complex flavors.
If you’re looking to elevate a simple carbonara, this recipe is the answer.
14. Grilled Salmon with Tzatziki
Drawing inspiration from Greek flavors, this dish is light, colorful, and oh-so-refreshing.
Grilled salmon topped with tzatziki sauce is served over a bed of quinoa and greens is not just delicious but nutritious as well.
15. Fiesta Salmon Rice Bowls
These bowls are hearty, tasty, and super colorful. What a feast, indeed!
It features cilantro lime rice for the base, topped with grilled salmon fillet, corn, black beans, Greek yogurt, and cilantro.
Delicious is an understatement!
16. Grilled Salmon with Pickled Huckleberries
Topped with pickled huckleberries, this grilled salmon has a bright, sweet, and tangy contrast to its rich and fatty flavors.
And don’t worry, the pickling process won’t take longer than 15 minutes.
17. Cajun Parmesan Salmon
Honey and lemon butter sauce tastes fantastic with salmon. But it couldn’t hurt to give it a kick!
A blend of smoked paprika, cayenne, garlic, and onion powder ensures every bite is bold, smokey, and salty.
18. Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust
To me, anything Parmesan-crusted is a winner.
But where most recipes call for white fish, there’s no rule that says you can’t use salmon.
19. Salmon in Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
Covered in a sun-dried tomato sauce, this salmon has a beautiful mix of savory and tangy flavors.
The sauce is so thick and luscious it’s begging for some tender pasta on the plate.
20. Spinach Stuffed Salmon
Spinach and salmon join forces to create one seriously scrumptious yet secretly healthy dish.
A mix of spinach, cream cheese, feta, and mozzarella, this stuffing is so good it’ll make you weak in the knees!
21. Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Salmon
Roasted salmon with pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sweet chili is just as delicious as it sounds.
Seriously, your taste buds will go gaga over this dish’s sweet, tart, and spicy flavors!
22. Spicy Chipotle Honey Salmon Bowls
These salmon bowls are a little sweet, a little spicy, a little smokey, and a lot tasty!
Besides the chipotle-roasted salmon and rice, they also feature a refreshing feta and avocado salad with rich chipotle mayo.
I’m not drooling; you are.
23. 5 Ingredient Brown Sugar Chipotle Salmon
Brown sugar and chipotle are the perfect yin and yang to cover this salmon.
If you like spice rubs with a little bit of sweetness, this recipe has your name on it.
24. Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Salmon
Salmon smothered in a rich garlic butter sauce is a dish you won’t soon forget.
Tossed with spinach, Parmesan, and sun-dried tomatoes, this dish isn’t just about the flavors and textures but the stunning colors, too.
25. Easy Chopped Salmon Salad
This chopped salad is a colorful medley of salmon, bell peppers, cucumber, onions, lettuce, avocado, and a citrus dressing.
Everything gets chopped into small chunks, so you get to taste all the delicious elements in every forkful. Wow!
26. Mediterranean Avocado Salmon Salad
Cucumber, olives, feta, tomatoes, and avocados give these pan-seared salmon fillets a magnificent Mediterranean flair.
The dressing features olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs, so it’s bright, refreshing, and just a little tart.
27. 5-Minute Salmon Salad
Just because this salad only needs five minutes to prep doesn’t mean it’s not scrummy.
Salmon flakes, mayo, chopped celery, onion, dill, pepper, and lemon are all you need to create something light and lovely for lunch.
28. Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Cucumber Salsa
Grilled salmon + creamy lettuce salad with refreshing avocado cucumber salsa = salmon dinner heaven.
It’s perfect for when you’re in the mood for something light yet hearty.
29. Baked Salmon with Creme Fraiche
Uniquely bold and refreshing, this salmon in white wine and lemon is ideal for dinner parties.
Topped with cold crème fraîche, it’s delightfully tangy.
30. Miso Salmon
This Japanese-inspired recipe marinates and cooks salmon in a sweet and savory miso glaze.
The simple but delicious marinade features miso, sake, mirin, and soy sauce, and it’s one you’ll use again and again.
31. Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Fennel Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
Here’s another salad made ten times better and tastier with salmon!
You’ll love how the smoky salmon, creamy avocado, and crunchy fennel complement each other.
Tied together with a creamy dill dressing, this refreshing salad makes for an ideal summer side dish or appetizer.
32. Salmon Cakes
Salmon cakes are bite-sized patties with a crispy edge and flaky center.
Serve these with a creamy tartar sauce for the most appetizing and addictive snack.
33. Homemade Sushi
These mouthwatering sushi rolls are filled with sushi-grade salmon, cream cheese, and avocado.
You don’t need to be a Japanese cuisine pro to make your own sushi.
As long as you stick to fresh ingredients, your sushi will be a success!
34. Smoked Salmon Toasts
Let’s take classic lox and bagels to a new level, shall we?
Between the cream cheese, dill, and lemon juice, this toast is fresh and cooling. And, of course, you can use bagels if you prefer.
Finished with smoked salmon, red onion, capers, and chives, this is breakfast at its finest.
35. Pan-Fried Salmon Steak
This five-ingredient salmon steak couldn’t be more straightforward, but it’s beyond delicious.
Seasoned with earthy sage and cooked in rich butter, the only thing missing is a generous sprinkle of sea salt.
36. Salmon Skewers
Could these salmon skewers be any cuter? The colors alone will make your mouth water.
Cubes of salmon, tri-colored bell peppers, and red onion are threaded into sticks and grilled to charred perfection.
Season with salt and pepper, and finish with a spritz of lemon. Perfect!
37. Slow Cooker Salmon with Creamy Lemon Sauce
Slow-cooked in sweet paprika, chili powder, garlic, and Italian seasoning, this flaky salmon is foolproof.
While salmon doesn’t really require a long time to cook, you should still consider cooking it in a slow cooker.
With this method, the fish absorb more flavors, giving it a deeper, more profound taste.
38. Salmon Croquettes with Dill Sauce
Here’s another salmon patty recipe you won’t be able to resist.
These golden nuggets are crunchy, flaky, and taste amazing dipped in dill sauce.
39. Sweet & Smoky Brown Sugar Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon
If you haven’t tried plank grilling yet, you’re missing out. Consider this the sign to do it now!
Here, the salmon fillets are rubbed with a sweet and smoky mix of brown sugar and smoked paprika.
Then, you’ll grill it on a cedar plank, and boom – magic.
40. Coconut Curry Salmon with Garlic Butter
Give your salmon a Thai twist with this stunning coconut curry recipe!
The combination of Thai curry paste, coconut milk, and curry makes the salmon absolutely to die for.
41. Blackened Salmon Sandwich
Chicken sandwiches are great, but this salmon sandwich is so much greater!
From the crisp, salty, and smoky blackened crust to the rich and flaky salmon, it’s a must-try.
42. Salmon Burgers
Sure, salmon cakes don’t taste like beef patties at all.
But they offer uniquely rich, umami flavors no beef patty can provide. And they’re healthier to boot!
43. Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon with Bacon
Maple syrup and dijon mustard give this smoky grilled salmon a sweet and tangy glaze.
But the bacon crumbles on top take the dish to the next level.
44. Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Bacon Fat Maple Glaze
These salmon fillets are encrusted with nutty and crunchy pecans because why not?
But it gets better.
Drizzled on top of the fish is a decadent glaze of bacon fat and maple syrup.
45. Salmon Fried Rice
Give plain old white rice a makeover with eggs, scallions, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
Oh, and instead of the usual shredded chicken, this recipe calls for salmon flakes.
46. Salmon Chowder
Chowder is thick and creamy. And this one is no exception.
Loaded with flaky salmon, starchy potatoes, and crunchy fennel, it’s to die for.
Plus, the smoked paprika, thyme, and vermouth give the broth wonderfully nuanced flavors.
47. 20-minute Weeknight Salmon Tacos
Make it a Taco Tuesday to remember with these phenomenal salmon tacos!
A merry medley of fish taco slaw, radishes, cilantro, and lime juice, these tacos will disappear in seconds.
48. Salmon Pesto Pasta
Pesto, penne, and salmon combine to give you a rich and hearty dish that’s also light and refreshing.
Feel free to make your own pesto. Or try out different flavors, like sun-dried tomato pesto!
49. Horseradish And Crumb Crusted Salmon
Simple salmon fillets encrusted with Panko crumbs are already scrumptious.
But add melted butter, sweet honey, and tangy horseradish, and I’m a goner!
50. Poached Salmon
The thought of poached protein isn’t exactly mouthwatering. But don’t knock this poached salmon until you try it.
With this simple recipe, you’ll get to savor the rich and flaky goodness of the fatty fish.
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