As well as being outright delicious, salmon has some impressive health benefits. It’s a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids (they’re the good ones), packed with B vitamins and high in minerals like potassium and selenium.

You can enjoy this superfood fish in so many different ways — grilled salmon, baked salmon, blackened in the skillet. All these healthy salmon recipes are easy to incorporate into your weeknight routine, and you can save even more time with sheet-pan recipes or baking it in foil. If you’ve never really liked the end result when cooking with salmon, give these easy recipes a try.

A bowl of salmon ramen with noodles and vegetables from Drop Recipes.

Simple Salmon Ramen

This is a simple, comforting take on a Japanese favorite. The broth is beautifully flavored and ready in minutes. Cooking the salmon until the skin is crispy adds a wonderful texture to this dish.

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Pesto salmon with a parmesan and breadcrumb crust, served with green beans, on a plate with a fork.

Salmon with Pesto Crust

For a delicious midweek meal, you can’t go wrong with pesto salmon. This recipe from Olive Magazine makes a great healthy, low-cal dinner. A simple and satisfying meal of tender green beans and perfectly baked salmon with pesto and a crispy parmesan crust.

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Cooked salmon with roast potatoes, green beans and a garlic butter sauce.

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon

A complete one-pan meal from Damn Delicious with roasted potatoes, green beans and salmon, topped with an absolutely addictive garlic butter sauce. A super easy crowd pleaser with minimal cleanup.

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Baked salmon topped with a slice of lime.

Baked Salmon

One of our most popular salmon recipes, this is a five-ingredient recipe for beautifully baked salmon with cayenne pepper and lemon. Serve with asparagus and herby potatoes for a healthy dinner.

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A salmon burger with micro greens and tomatoes on a blue plate.

Salmon Burgers

The easiest fish burger you’ll ever make, these Salmon Burgers are light, tender and make a delicious alternative to beef burgers at a BBQ. The secret lies in processing a small amount of fish first, so the proteins bind the bigger pieces together without the need for extra ingredients.

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Buckwheat blinis topped with salmon and dill.

Buckwheat Blini

Looking for a smoked salmon brunch recipe? Try these light and fluffy buckwheat blinis. Simply top with smoked salmon and poached eggs for a delicious weekend brunch.

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Grilled salmon with asparagus and lemon on a plate.

Grilled Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon

This healthy grilled salmon recipe from Skinny Taste is seasoned with a garlic and Dijon mustard sauce and simply finished with a squeeze of lemon.

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Cooked salmon with a maple glaze on a blue plate.

Maple Glazed Salmon

Ready in just 10 minutes, this Maple Glazed Salmon is perfect for a healthy midweek meal. Serve with brown rice and stir-fried vegetables to complement the deliciously sweet maple glaze.

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Salmon fishcakes skewered and grilled with fresh lime and sriacha.

Spicy Thai BBQ Fish Cakes

Put your food processor to work with these hot and spicy salmon fish cakes. Packed with ginger, lemongrass, chili and garlic; each bite is an explosion of flavor.

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A plate of salmon and asparagus on a blue plate with a fork.

Citrus Asparagus & Salmon in Foil

Clean up is a breeze with this easy salmon recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats. The salmon and asparagus are cooked together in a little foil pocket, allowing for beautifully melded flavors with minimal fuss.

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Cooked salmon on a bed of greens topped with peanut sauce and toasted nuts.

Thai-Inspired Salmon Salad

A homemade peanut dressing gives an incredible flavor to this salmon salad from The Pioneer Woman, with a lovely crunch from the coconut and toasted almonds.

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Steamed Salmon with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon in a Le Crueset skillet.

Steamed Salmon with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon

A super simple one-pot recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking that uses parchment paper to steam the salmon in a heavy bottom skillet. Simply flavored with garlic, herbs and lemon; this recipe is perfect to serve with rice. 

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Teriyaki Salmon With Sesame Noodles & Sweet Peas on a white plate.

Teriyaki Salmon With Sesame Noodles & Sweet Peas

A 20-minute recipe for quick and tasty Teriyaki Salmon. It gives you perfect flaky salmon with crispy skin and a sweet teriyaki glaze. Sesame noodles with sweet peas turn this into the perfect weeknight treat.

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Wraps filled withi salmon, arugula and dill sauce. Salmon wraps.

Smoked Salmon and Arugula Rolls

A four-ingredient salmon wrap recipe from Skinny Ms. These wraps make a delicious, healthy lunch as they are, or can be cut into pinwheels and secured with toothpicks for a dainty appetizer.

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Fresh salmon carpaccio on a white serving dish

Fresh Salmon Carpaccio

Fresh salmon carpaccio makes a beautifully light starter or party food. The acid from the lemon ‘cooks’ the raw salmon, changing the flavor and texture of the fish. This recipe from BBC Good Food marinates the salmon for 24 hours to deepen the flavor.

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Healthy Salmon Quiche with Spinach and Sharp Cheddar Cheese on a white plate

Healthy Salmon Crustless Quiche with Spinach and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

This healthy, crustless salmon quiche from Mother Rimmy is packed with protein and iron, and a great way to use up leftover cooked salmon. Feel free to experiment with whatever vegetables you have to hand. 

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