22 Simple Salmon Recipes Quick Enough for Dinner Tonight
These salmon recipes are full of fresh flavor that you won't be able to resist.
Salmon is a protein-rich ingredient that serves as a flavorful, healthy alternative for chicken or beef-based meals. Whether you're serving salmon baked, broiled, grilled, or poached; as an appetizer, one-dish dinner, or accompaniment on your brunch table; you're bound to find a few new favorites in our collection of salmon recipes. While salmon isn't native to our warm Gulf waters, we have lots of Southern ways to cook up this cool-water dwelling fish. Consider swapping in char, whitefish, or trout in almost any of these recipes if you're not a fan of salmon. Many of these salmon recipes make quick and easy dinner recipes when paired with one of our delicious side dishes and salads. Add a salmon recipe to your weekly meal plan and we bet you'll soon be finding even more ways to cook with this healthy fish. No need to fish for complements, these salmon recipes are rich with flavor and will have your guests begging for more.
BBQ-Glazed Cedar-Plank Slamon
Recipe: BBQ-Glazed Cedar-Plank Salmon
Fire up the grill and throw on this BBQ cedar plank salmon for a nice change from the usual hamburgers and hotdogs.
Potato Latkes with Herbed Sour Cream and Smoked Salmon Topping
If you’re craving a salty and crispy dish, try this smoked-salmon masterpiece.
Baked Fingerling Potatoes with Smoked Salmon and Capers
Impress your guests with these delectable fingerling potatoes with smoked salmon.
Poached Salmon Salad with Pickled Snap Peas
If you want your fresh salmon to be bursting with flavor, then try poaching it. Serve this tasty dish on a bed of green vegetables.
Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Eggs
This zesty recipe for Smoked Salmon, Lemon, and Capers Eggs dresses up ordinary deviled eggs with salty smoked salmon. You'll need 12 peeled hard-cooked eggs for this recipe. Master the first step of the recipe with our helpful video for How To Hard-Boil an Egg.
Grilled Salmon Panzanella Salad
Recipe: Grilled Salmon Panzanella Salad
A protein-packed summery salad that is made complete with home-made croutons.
Simple Salmon Croquettes
Recipes: Simple Salmon Croquettes
This Southern classic is incredibly easy to make. Plus, it's so delicious that it pretty much guarantees no leftovers.
Recipe: Citrus-Salmon Salad
Zest up your typical salad by adding salmon to the mix.
Honey-Mustard Salmon with Vegetables
This easy, tangy recipe has a flavorful crunch with every bite.
Salmon Bagel Sandwiches
Recipe: Salmon Bagel Sandwiches
Salmon for breakfast? Yes please! This slow-cooked salmon belongs on your everything bagel.
Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
This delicious bowl is jam-packed with flavor and is sure to fulfill a hearty appetite.
Salmon with Lemony Greens and Grains
This healthy pan-seared salmon is a week-night dinner favorite.
Molasses-Soy Glazed Salmon and Vegetables
A savory dish that is easy and ready to serve in just 35 minutes.
Steamed Salmon and Asparagus in Parchment
You can enjoy every bite of this steamed salmon without having to worry about the mess of a clean-up.
One-Pan Salmon With Roasted Cabbage and Olive Vinaigrette
We can’t get enough of this perfectly paired salmon and roasted cabbage dish.
Salmon Tostadas with Zucchini-Radish Slaw
This crunchy plateful comes together in 35 minutes. Serve with avocado and lime wedges. Customize the toppings based on your taste for a unique spin that's all your own. We love the addition of fresh jalapeño peppers, but if you're not a fan of spice, stick to the radishes for a cool crunch.
Creamy Dill and Salmon Bites
Recipe: Creamy Dill and Salmon Bites
Creamy goat cheese with smoked salmon is layered on hearty white bread that has been brushed with a dill butter to complete these flavorful Creamy Dill and Salmon Bites.
Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Recipe: Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Smoked salmon packs a great flavor punch in this salad supper. A simple dressing of Dijon mustard and lemon juice is the perfect finish. This recipe was originally intended to be served with pan-fried latkes, so the dressing is a bit tart to balance the richness. Whisk in a little extra olive oil serve with French bread for a more mellow flavor.
Recipe: Pecan-and-Dill-Crusted Salmon
This refined whole side of salmon takes only 10 minutes to prep and makes for a stunning presentation. Whether you serve it for a holiday dinner, casual brunch, or Sunday supper you and your family will definitely want to keep this one on the rotation.
Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Recipe: Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Spice-crusted salmon teams up with the smoky crunch of grilled cucumbers. (If you think cukes are best saved for gazpacho and tea sandwiches, you're in for a delicious surprise.) A creamy yogurt raita, spiked with fresh dill and tangy bits of pickled okra, cools it all down.
Salmon-Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Recipe: Salmon-Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Make pretty mosaics with our all-purpose cream cheese spread and layering method. Salmon and cucumber make for a refreshing and delicious pairing.
Honey-Soy-Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges
Here's the delicious proof that you can serve a complete, no-mess fish dinner in less than 25 minutes. This recipe only uses one pan making cleanup a breeze. Just pile everything on your sheet pan and follow our instructions for perfectly broiled fish that will be on the table in no time.