5 Easy Weeknight Dinners Starring Salmon

Apricot garlic butter salmon
Photo Credit: The Daley Plate

December 8, 2020

By Isadora Baum

You may already be aware of the health benefits of salmon. That’s because it’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke, as well as arthritis and memory loss. In addition, recent studies have shown omega-3s may alleviate depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Besides the omega-3s, salmon is also a great source of protein, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B. But, here’s something you may not know about salmon: It’s super-versatile and super-easy to cook. Need proof? Try one of these simple, flavor-packed salmon recipes.

1. Apricot Garlic Butter Salmon from The Daley Plate

The secret to this sweet-and-savory dinner is in the 5-ingredient sauce, which combines apricot preserves, garlic, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and a smidge of butter. It’s the perfect complement to salmon’s rich and meaty flavor.

Pro tip: This recipe calls for malt vinegar, but you can use balsamic vinegar instead.


salmon recipes
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2. Honey Mustard Salmon from Gimme Some Oven

This roasted salmon takes just 25 minutes to make and is cooked in foil, making cleanup a breeze. Pair with your favorite veggies and dinner is done.

salmon burgers
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3. Salmon Burgers with Simple Tartar Sauce from Confessions of a Clean Foodie

It’s time to switch up your burger night. We’re guessing these protein-packed salmon burgers — crispy on the outside, with a hint of spice and a drizzle of dairy-free tartar sauce — will become a weeknight dinner staple.

salmon salad
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4. Southwest Salmon Salad from How Sweet Eats

Are you looking for a hearty, healthy meal that’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients? This Southwestern-inspired salmon salad is the answer.  Dig in!

salmon steak
Photo Credit: Alex Lau for Bon Appetit

5. Grilled Salmon Steaks with Cilantro-and-Garlic Yogurt Sauce from Bon Appetit

If you needed an excuse to brave the cold and fire up the grill, this is it. It takes about 8 minutes to cook the fish and just a few more to throw together the sauce, which, it should be said, goes with just about everything.