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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.