8 Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes

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It seems like everyone these days is looking for a healthy salmon recipe that delivers. There is so much to love about salmon. With its delicate, yet rich, flavor and a tender, buttery texture, it makes for an elegant and indulgent dining experience. Its deep pink, coral color is a brilliant feast for the eyes, alone. Full of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon’s heart healthy oils have been shown to reduce inflammation, while fighting heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

This omega-3 all-star is a great source of lean protein, which helps to boost metabolism and decrease appetite. Salmon also contains phosphorus for strong bones and teeth; vitamin B6 for brain function and mood; choline for liver function, muscle movements and energy support; pantothenic acid and biotin for metabolizing fats and carbs; and potassium for healthy blood pressure and enhancing muscle strength and metabolism, as noted by the USDA.

On top of salmon’s health benefits, it is a very versatile main course. It can be paired with a variety of different vegetables, healthy grains and sides for easy and nutritious home-cooked meals.

Here are some tasty and healthy salmon recipes to try out for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. We think you will love them so much that they will become part of your healthy cooking repertoire.

1. Mediterranean Salmon with Pesto >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Mediterranean Salmon with Pesto
With a combination of delicious flavors, this salmon dinner is sure to please your taste buds and keep you on track. French green beans get topped with pesto-coated salmon, roasted tomatoes and shallots for a mouth-watering way to enjoy this amazing fish.

2. Salmon Burger with Herb Cream Sauce >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Salmon Burger with Herb Cream Sauce
Serve up homemade salmon burgers in-between whole grain buns, topped with a velvety, low-fat herb-cream sauce and peppery arugula. This tasty salmon burger makes for a lighter, pub-style sandwich at home.

3. One Pan Salmon, Brussels Sprouts and Squash >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Roasted Salmon with Kale and Brussels Sprouts
This recipe proves that you can enjoy healthy food without sacrificing taste. Delicious salmon is perfectly complemented by hearty Brussels sprouts and tender butternut squash. Taking this flavor combination out of the ballpark is the olive oil, garlic and sage.

4. Lemon Salmon with Green Beans >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Lemon Salmon with Green Beans
This recipe is a classic pairing of luscious salmon with sunny, lemon flavor. Fiber, vitamin and mineral-rich, the green beans and hearty brown rice hardly play runner-ups in this dish. Get fancy with this recipe, while entertaining dinner guests.

5. Spicy Smoked Salmon Roll >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Spicy Smoked Salmon Roll
Who says salmon always needs to be served on a plate or in a bowl, asks this Spicy Smoked Salmon Roll. Sushi lovers unite, for a meal that definitely won’t leave leftovers. Smoked salmon is taken to new heights with a spicy mayo sauce, screaming with sriracha spice. Because this recipe uses brown rice, the only thing you’ll feel guilty about is using the last of the hot sauce.

6. Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Asparagus & Rice >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Rice
Cook up a fancy meal that is so tasty, you’ll think you ordered takeout from your favorite, 5-star restaurant! Pistachios’ earthy, nutty flavor gives mouth-watering salmon a whole new boost in flavor. Paired with brown rice and nutritious tender asparagus, this salmon dinner meal is sure to please your taste buds and your waistline.

7. Asian Salmon Bowl >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Asian Salmon Bowl
Thick, chunks of heavy salmon make this Asian style cuisine satisfying beyond belief. Pick this recipe when you want takeout, style comfort in a bowl that almost seems too decadent to be good for you. We’d be hard pressed to imagine you’d even know the difference between the sneaky, nutritious cauliflower rice providing the base of this dish and the real stuff, as it’s topped with a sesame, soy and wasabi soaked fish and vegetables.

8. Old Bay Salmon Cakes >

Mouthwatering Healthy Salmon Recipes - Old Bay Salmon Cake
Ahoy, sailor! These Old Bay Salmon Cakes are the definition of spectacular seafood. Salmon is paired perfectly here with Old Bay for a crispy entrée that’ll make you think that you’re having dinner on the dock. Reminisce over prior summers with this classic, but always-reliable flavor.