24 Satisfying (and Super Easy) Salmon Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

A versatile and heart-healthy protein, salmon is a great alternative to red meat.

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Romulo Yanes

From grilled to poached, salmon is one of the most versatile seafoods on the market. Not only that, but salmon is one of many fish that provides health benefits, like lowering your risk of heart attack and boosting brain health. So it only makes sense that you want to load up on easy salmon recipes that will please your family and keep it healthy.

In the summer months, grilled salmon recipes are a refreshing alternative to classic barbecue dishes. In the winter, you can roast it and serve it alongside winter’s best vegetables for a hearty dish. Seared, grilled, roasted, or poached, salmon can be the star protein of many a healthy meal. But it can also be flaked into salads, stirred into chowders, and made into burgers to mix up your salmon dinner routine.

Make one of our favorite salmon recipes tonight for dinner, and your family is sure to be impressed by the delicious (and nutritious) dish you serve.

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Con Poulos
Salmon Noodle Bowl

Let everyone mix and match their favorite Asian-inspired toppings for personalized bowls topped with hoisin-glazed salmon.

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Salmon-recipes - salmon-nicoise-salad
Con Poulos
Salmon Nicoise Salad

Soft, tender butter lettuce creates a lovely base for this protein-packed summer salad.

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Christopher Testani
Honey-Spiced Salmon with Quinoa Salad

Cabbage and scallions add color to a hearty ancient grain salad that pairs perfectly with sweet and spicy salmon.

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Danielle Occhiogrosso
Curry-Poached Salmon with Peppers

Poaching the salmon directly in the curry infuses it with all the great flavors from the sauce.

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Salmon-recipes - spicy-salmon-with-yogurt-sauce-and-roasted-broccoli
Con Poulos
Spicy Salmon with Yogurt Sauce and Roasted Broccoli

The fresh yogurt dipping sauce will be the star of this quick dinner that comes together in just 20 minutes.

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Salmon-recipes - mustard-dill-salmon-with-crispy-asparagus-fries
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Mustard-Dill Salmon with Crispy Asparagus Fries

Forget potatoes! Panko-crusted asparagus is a game-changing side for this dinner.

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Mike Garten
Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers

Mi yogurt and cucumbers with fresh mint makes for a wonderfully refreshing addition to seared salmon.

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Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Salmon Burgers and Five-Spice Sweet Potato Fries

This Asian-inspired dinner will shake up your typical burger routine and can be on your table in just 30 minutes.

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Chris Court
Creamy Salmon Chowder

What more could you ask for on a cold winter night than to curl up with a bowl of warm, hearty chowder.

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salmon-recipes - thai-spiced-salmon-and-coconut-noodles
Mike Garten
Thai-Spiced Salmon and Coconut Noodles

Fresh cilantro, lime, and green beans brighten up these sweet and spicy noodles.

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Mike Garten
Seared Salmon with Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Here’s one for the heat seekers: Sliced red chile adds a hit of spice to seared salmon filets.

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Mike Garten
Garlic Butter Salmon and Citrus Rice

Orange zest and juice brighten up this light, gluten-free dinner.

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Romulo Yanes
Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Broccoli

Roasting salmon and vegetables on the same pan makes for a delicious dinner and an easy clean up.

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Ryan Dausch
Roasted Blackened Salmon with Snap Pea Salad

Pair spiced salmon with a raw vegetable salad for the perfect contrast of flavors in every bite.

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Danielle Occhiogrosso
Seafood Chowder Bread Bowls

Edible bowls take this 30-minute chowder to the next level.

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Con Poulos
Broiled Salmon and Peppers with Romesco Sauce

Romesco (a Spanish sauce made with roasted red peppers and almonds) gives this dish a flavor-packed finish.

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Christopher Testani
Lemony Salmon with Pesto Cauliflower Mash

You can mash cauliflower florets with white beans instead of the traditional spuds for a healthier side to serve with salmon (or any protein!).

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Chris Court
Pesto Salmon Burgers with Asparagus and Tomato Salad

Swap out ground beef for salmon to make a healthier—but just as satisfying—25-minute dinner!

It's worth noting that these burgers can be made ahead and frozen for up to a month before reheating them at 425°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Chris Court
Roasted Salmon, Potatoes, and Green Beans

Fresh tomato and basil are wonderful, bright compliments to the roasted veggies and salmon.

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salmon-recipes - grilled-salmon-with-greek-salad
Chris Court
Grilled Salmon with Greek Salad

This light, Greek-inspired meal comes together in just 20 minutes.

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Con Poulos
Roasted Salmon, Green Beans, and Tomatoes

Kalamata olives and anchovies give depth to the roasted veggies in this easy, 20-minute dinner.

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Steve Giralt
Thyme Roasted Salmon

Sautéed kale and roasted acorn squash are perfect sides for a wintery salmon dinner.

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Steve Giralt
Grilled Salmon with Wedge Salad

Forget tossing, and drizzle your dressing over a sliced head of lettuce for a crisp salad accented by sharp radishes and fennel.

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Landcruisers Kitchen
Curried Salmon with Chard and Chickpeas

Orange and honey add a touch of sweetness to this quick, protein-packed salmon recipe.

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