15 Top Rated Salmon Recipes (Easy and Delicious)

Salmon is a tricky ingredient. It can be a bit intimidating and seem difficult to cook with at first, but it’s actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. AND, there are a ton of different easy salmon recipes out there, you just have to find them!

To save you some time, we went ahead and gathered 15 of our favorites for you.

15 Easy Salmon Recipes

These top-rated recipes are easy, healthy, and extremely flavorful and delicious. Even non-salmon lovers will enjoy them!

1. Honey Lime Glazed Salmon Recipe

Honey glazed salmon fillets with a lime

You can have this delicious honey-lime glazed salmon recipe on this table in just 20 minutes! It’s one of the easiest salmon recipes you’ll ever make.

See the full recipe: Honey Lime Glazed Salmon

2. Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe

Salmon fillets out of the air fryer

Speaking of easy salmon recipes, this one is even quicker than the one above. It only takes around 15 minutes and less than 5-ingredients to make! The air fryer cooks it really well too.

If you don’t have an air fryer yet, you should get one! Read our air fryer reviews to find the perfect one for you.

See the full recipe: Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon

3. Baked Salmon in Foil

Foil wrapped salmon with lemon slices and rosemary

Seeing this baked, foil-wrapped salmon, you already know it’s going to be juicy and delicious. Wrapping it up like that allows all the flavors to really soak in, and it makes cooking really easy too!

See the full recipe at Well Plated.

4. Best Easy Healthy Baked Salmon

Baked salmon with lemon

Here’s a simple baked salmon recipe that’s honestly pretty basic, but that’s definitely not a bad thing. Sometimes simple is best! And if you like a good lemon garlic flavor, you’ll love this dish.

See the full recipe at Creme De La Crumb.

5. 8 Minute Baked Salmon

Dark crispy baked salmon

Yep, you read that right: this salmon cooks up in just 8 minutes! With prep time included this entire recipe only takes around 13 minutes in total.

What I really like about this recipe, and why I’m including it in this list of salmon recipes, is the customization options outlined in the post. Kristen gives suggestions on different seasoning ideas which means you can make this dish multiple times with a different experience every time.

See the full recipe at The Endless Meal.

6. Mediterranean Avocado Salmon Salad

Big salmon salad with variety of ingredients

Ok, this is probably one of the most surprising salmon recipes on this list. By the look of it, you’d think it would take a while to prepare, but it only takes 20 minutes!

20 minutes for a beautiful looking dish with pan-seared salmon fillets, vegetables, feta cheese, avocado, and lemon herb dressing. Sounds pretty fantastic!

See the full recipe at Cafe Delites.

7. Healthy Greek-Style Salmon Salad

Salmon on top of lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes and more

Here’s another salmon salad idea, this time with a greek base and a lemon-mint vinaigrette dressing. It’s a low-carb dish with a healthy amount of protein!

See the full recipe at The Mediterranean Dish.

8. Low-Carb Teriyaki Salmon (Keto-Friendly)

Salmon with nice dark teriyaki marinade glaze

Here’s another low carb salmon dish, this time with an Asian flair. The salmon is marinated in a soy sauce teriyaki marinade, and then later on it’s cooked in the sauce for more flavor and a nice glaze.

See the full recipe at Simply So Healthy.

9. Crispy Baked Salmon Nuggets

Pile of salmon nuggets with fries and peas

If you have some picky eaters in your house, try serving up these salmon nuggets. They’re easy to make, super crispy, and boast all the health benefits that come with eating salmon making them perfect for kids.

See the full recipe at My Fussy Eater.

10. Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Brown sugar glazed salmon with peas

Here’s another one of the best salmon recipes for picky eaters. The caramelized brown sugar sauce is a big hit, and it’s really easy to make!

See the full recipe at Taste of Home.

11. Blackened Salmon Tacos

3 salmon tacos

We might just have to add this recipe to our list of the best taco recipes! If you want to switch things up from oven-baked tacos next taco Tuesday, give these salmon tacos a try.

See the full recipe at Gimme Delicious.

12. Caribbean Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Several salmon kabobs

I always love a good kabob recipe and these salmon kabobs look fantastic. Fresh Cajun-spiced salmon sandwiched between pineapple, red onion, and bell peppers. Yum!

See the full recipe at Joyful Healthy Eats.

13. Sweet and Sour Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled salmon with cubed pineapple and vegetables

The pineapple salsa is the real star of this dish. The sweet, sour, spicy flavor pairs perfectly with the salmon and the additional toppings bring even more flavor to your plate.

See the full recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

14. Light Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

Bowl of salmon pasta

You might not expect ‘light’ and ‘pasta’ to be used together, but this recipe is just that! It’s a light and healthy salmon pasta with lemon and parmesan cheese. So tasty!

See the full recipe at The Cooking Jar.

15. Juicy Salmon Burgers, Mediterranean-style

Crispy salmon burger with onion lettuce and tomato

We’ve released our own recipe for juicy burgers, but for those times when you don’t feel like having beef, these juicy salmon burgers are a perfect alternative. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture above.

See the full recipe at The Mediterranean Dish.

Which Salmon Recipes Will You Try?

When it comes to making the best tasting salmon, well, that all comes down to personal preference. As you’ve seen, there are a ton of fabulous ways to prepare salmon, and so many different foods to pair it with!

Try some of the salmon recipes above and then be sure to come back and let us know your thoughts! Enjoy!

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15 flavorful top-rated salmon recipes

Meal Type: Main Dish, Recipe Roundup, Summer
Categories: Seafood

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