31 Of The Best Salmon Recipes You'll Fall In Love With

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Easy to cook and a total crowd-pleaser, salmon is the perfect go-to dish for any night when you want something that feels a little dressed up.

The best part is, there are tons of healthy salmon recipes that involve more than simple parchment paper and garlic butter (though that's always a classic). Below are our absolute favorite salmon dinner ideas, from honey soy-glazed salmon to poke bowls to the best salmon burger ever.

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1.Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Get ready to discover your favorite new way to eat salmon. Just coat a salmon fillet with a simple, three-ingredient parmesan crust, and bake for 10 minutes. The result is an umami-packed finish that'll make every bite extra satisfying.

Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Salmon | Shop This Recipe


2.Honey Soy Glazed Salmon

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon

Got 30 minutes to spare? Then you can make this recipe, which marinates salmon fillets in a mix of honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger for a finger-licking-good finish.

Recipe: Honey Soy Glazed Salmon | Shop This Recipe


3.Salmon Wellington

Puff Pastry Salmon (Salmon Wellington)

Unlike many Wellington recipes, this one is beginner-friendly. You simply tuck a salmon fillet layered with cream cheese, breadcrumbs, and a tasty spinach mixture into a sheet of puff pastry. Bake for 25 minutes, and you've got a crispy, luxurious salmon dish that's ready to eat.

Recipe: Salmon Wellington | Shop This Recipe


4.Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon With Avocado Salsa

Salmon and avocado salsa is a perfect pairing, and it's easy to see why: Both items taste rich, buttery, and are savory in their own way.

Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa | Shop This Recipe


5.Parchment Garlic Butter Salmon

Parchment Garlic Butter Salmon

For a no-nonsense meal, try this parchment salmon recipe that's as easy to clean up as it is to make. Layer a fillet of garlic-buttered salmon over a bed of sliced potatoes, then seal both inside a sheet of parchment paper and bake for half an hour.

Recipe: Parchment Garlic Butter Salmon | Shop This Recipe


6.One-Pan Honey Garlic Salmon & Asparagus

One-Pan Honey Garlic Salmon & Asparagus

For those evenings when you want a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your home, this one-pan salmon and asparagus combo comes to the rescue. Serve it on a bed of rice or quinoa (in a candlelit room) for the full Michelin star experience.

Recipe: One-Pan Honey Garlic Salmon & Asparagus | Shop This Recipe


7.One-Pan Teriyaki Salmon Dinner

One-Pan Teriyaki Salmon Dinner

To streamline clean-up, make sure to use a piece of parchment paper that completely covers the baking sheet. The sweet glaze will drip off the salmon, and you'll be glad you don't have to spend your evening scraping your pan clean.

Recipe: One-Pan Teriyaki Salmon Dinner | Shop This Recipe


8.Salmon Meal Prep for Two

Salmon Meal Prep for Two

If you're like me, you'll make double portions of this recipe and enjoy it first for dinner, then again for lunch the next day. A perfectly-marinated salmon filet is a guaranteed way to elevate that work-from-home lunch break.

Recipe: Salmon Meal Prep for Two | Shop This Recipe


9.Avocado Lime Salmon

Avocado Lime Salmon

Like pasta, salmon is easy to make, always delicious, and pairs well with an unexpected number of ingredients — not least, this fresh avocado lime salsa.

Recipe: Avocado Lime Salmon | Shop This Recipe


10.Pan-Fried Salmon

Pan-Fried Salmon

Sometimes, you don't want fancy marinades or cooking techniques. All you need is a fillet of salmon, a bit of oil to fry it up in, and whatever green vegetable is easiest to cook.

Recipe: Pan-Fried Salmon | Shop This Recipe


11.Tomato Pesto Salmon

Tomato Pesto Salmon

For this recipe, you can either use storebought pesto or make your own mason jar basil pesto.

Recipe: Tomato Pesto Salmon | Shop This Recipe


12.One-Pan Lemon Herb Salmon & Veggies

One-Pan Lemon Herb Salmon & Veggies

To prevent overcooking (or simply to elevate the taste!), try brushing a coat of mayonnaise onto the salmon before popping it into the oven. Your salmon will come out tender and ever-so-slightly buttery.

Recipe: One-Pan Lemon Herb Salmon & Veggies | Shop This Recipe


13.Parchment Lemon Dill Salmon

Parchment Lemon Dill Salmon

I love parchment paper recipes because when they're ready to eat, they make me feel like I'm unwrapping a gift. In this case, the present is a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth salmon fillet that's perfectly seasoned with lemon and olive oil.

Recipe: Parchment Lemon Dill Salmon | Shop This Recipe


14.One-Pan Salmon and Egg Bake

One-Pan Salmon And Egg Bake

Pro tip: Remember to use approximately 10 times the amount of spinach you actually want to eat, because we all know what happens to delicate greens in the oven. 😂

Recipe: One-Pan Salmon and Egg Bake | Shop This Recipe


15.3-Ingredient Chili-Glazed Salmon

3-Ingredient Chili-glazed Salmon

No one has to know that this recipe consists of just three ingredients: salmon, chili sauce, and green scallions. To make it even more irresistible, add a tablespoon of soy sauce before popping it into the oven.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Chili-Glazed Salmon | Shop This Recipe


16.Easy Zesty Salmon Burgers

Easy Zesty Salmon Burgers

I'm a sucker for a classic beef burger, but these salmon burgers prove that a satisfying, tender, protein-packed patty can also come from the sea. And this sauce? Don't talk to me until I'm done licking it off my fingers.

Recipe: Easy Zesty Salmon Burgers | Shop This Recipe


17.Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Teriyaki Salmon Bites

If you're planning a dinner party and want an appetizer that'll wow your guests, try these skewered salmon bites. As a bonus: You can toss any leftovers in a salad or pair them with a bowl of rice the next day.

Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon Bites | Shop This Recipe


18.Almond-Crusted Parmesan Salmon

Almond-Crusted Parmesan Salmon

Equal parts crushed almonds and grated parmesan cheese, this breading will remind you there's always a new way to cook your favorite dishes.

Recipe: Almond-Crusted Parmesan Salmon | Shop This Recipe


19.Cheesy Pesto-Stuffed Salmon

Cheesy Pesto-Stuffed Salmon

Your eyes do not deceive you: That's cheese and pesto stuffed into a fillet of salmon. I promise you every bite will envelop your mouth in rich, cheesy goodness.

Recipe: Cheesy Pesto-Stuffed Salmon | Shop This Recipe


20.One-Pan Miso Honey Salmon

One-Pan Miso Honey Salmon For Two

You're probably familiar with miso paste in its soup variation, but let me tell you — miso paste and honey, together? As a sauce? They go together as perfectly as french fries and ice cream.

Recipe: One-Pan Miso Honey Salmon For Two | Shop This Recipe


21.Cajun Blackened Salmon

Cajun Blackened Salmon

This is what I love about cooking: Combine a bunch of dried herbs that taste plain on their own — like paprika, oregano, thyme, and pepper — and together, they transform a plain salmon fillet into a flavor-packed main dish.

Recipe: Cajun Blackened Salmon | Shop This Recipe


22.Zesty Panko-Crusted Salmon and Asparagus

Zesty Panko-Crusted Salmon And Asparagus

Put a little pep in your salmon fillet with this zesty panko breading. It pairs well with asparagus, but if you've got some especially hungry mouths to feed, consider adding a side of roasted potatoes to round out the meal.

Recipe: Zesty Panko-Crusted Salmon and Asparagus | Shop This Recipe


23.Salmon Poke Bowl

Salmon Poke Bowl

Salmon doesn't even need to be cooked to taste out-of-this-world. Take this poke bowl recipe, for instance — a traditional Hawaiian dish that transforms a sushi-grade salmon fillet into a filling meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

Recipe: Salmon Poke Bowl | Shop This Recipe


24.Salmon with Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto

Salmon With Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto

Chopped walnuts, lemon juice, and fresh parsley transform this dish into a textural rollercoaster ride. Plus, you get to snack on walnuts while you cook. It's a win-win.

Recipe: Salmon with Quick Parsley Walnut Pesto | Shop This Recipe


25.Pineapple Sweet Chili Salmon

Pineapple Sweet Chili Salmon

This is the perfect date night meal. It's easy to make, tastes amazing, and has really fun plating. And if you're anything like me and are intimidated by the idea of slicing into a giant pineapple, you can always use the canned stuff — you won't be compromising on flavor.

Recipe: Pineapple Sweet Chili Salmon | Shop This Recipe


26.Maple Mustard Salmon

Maple Mustard Salmon

Maple mustard sauce is one of those concoctions that makes me think, "Hmmm, it's not so bad being an adult." You don't even have to love mustard to enjoy this dish — the two ingredients meld seamlessly to create an even better super-flavor.

Recipe: Maple Mustard Salmon | Shop This Recipe


27.Salmon Rice Ball (Onigiri)

Salmon Rice Ball (Onigiri)

The best thing about this onigiri recipe is that it only takes three ingredients, making it even simpler than Emily Mariko's viral TikTok salmon recipe. It's not specified in the recipe, but remember to use sticky semi-glutinous rice to form the perfect little spheres.

Recipe: Salmon Rice Ball (Onigiri) | Shop This Recipe


28.Seared Salmon with Smoky Squash Salad

Seared Salmon With Smoky Squash Salad

Asparagus, green beans, and rice are all great sides for salmon, but have you ever tried a smoky squash salad? It's made from butternut squash, sweet potatoes, shallots, and a variety of delectable herbs and spices. I guarantee you'll want seconds.

Recipe: Seared Salmon with Smoky Squash Salad | Shop This Recipe


29.One-Pot Salmon & Soba Dinner for Two

One-Pot Salmon & Soba Dinner For Two

The chewy soba noodles, the sweet and creamy tahini-sesame dressing, and the flaky fillet of salmon — it all comes together for a luxurious dinner that's absolutely worth the extra effort.

Recipe: One-Pot Salmon & Soba Dinner for Two | Shop This Recipe


30.Salmon & Crab Stack

Salmon & Crab Stack

Don't be intimidated by how elegant this stack looks — a pastry ring and a handful of ingredients is all it takes to make this five-star dish.

Recipe: Salmon & Crab Stack | Shop This Recipe


31.Grilled Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon Salad

Grilled Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon Salad

Look, you get it by now — sweet ingredients like honey and maple syrup go exceedingly well with salmon. This recipe is no exception. Coat your salmon fillets in this brown sugar bourbon rub, then toss them on the grill for the perfect salad-topping protein.

Recipe: Grilled Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon Salad