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Salmon Mega-List: 25 Easy & Delicious Recipes

Lauren Paige
May 27, 2021
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Salmon is everyone’s favorite super-nutritious fish. It’s packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as potassium, selenium, and vitamin B. In addition to being a health powerhouse, it’s one of the most adaptable and flavorful fish in the sea. Fresh, canned, or smoked, stuffed in an avocado or served on top of salad greens, salmon can swim its way into any dish. Need proof? We’ve rounded up 25 diverse and delicious salmon recipes to choose from.

grilled salmon recipes

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Grilled Salmon

‘Tis the season for grilling. Cooking salmon over an open flame gives the fish that perfectly crispy skin and tender, flakey flesh with a distinct chargrilled taste. Steaks, filets, and salmon burgers are all great candidates for the grill.

sheet pan salmon

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Sheet Pan Salmon

If you’re short on time and dinner ideas, a sheet pan and some salmon are all you need for an endless combination of quick and healthy meals that clean up with ease. Throw down some foil or parchment paper and get creative! Try out new-to-you seasonings or marinades. Pair salmon with different veggies, starches, and fruits. It’s a great way to experiment with fun flavors or those days when you need to clean out your produce bin. 

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Satisfying Salmon Salads

From a light lunch to a quick dinner, salmon is the perfect addition to turn a simple salad into a well-rounded meal. Whether served chilled, warm, flaked, or filleted salmon works in so many ways on a bed of crispy veggies and greens or mixed with fresh pasta and herbs. 

salmon patties

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Canned Salmon Recipes

Canned salmon is a great way to get all the nutrients of fresh salmon in a quick, convenient, and relatively inexpensive way. Patties or a salmon-y take on tuna salad are the obvious choice, but you can also canned salmon to bulk up potato salad, stuff into avocado, or add to egg salad.  

smoked salmon

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Smoked Salmon (Not on a Bagel)

Everyone loves smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese but there’s so much more it can do. From dips to pasta, adding smoked salmon makes a simple dish stand out — and delivers the same boost of nutrients as its fresh counterpart. 

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