7 Quick and Easy Salmon Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When I was in high school, my parents made a big lifestyle change that included improved diet and exercise. One of our staples when eating out became salmon. Many years later, it's still my favorite fish, but now I enjoy it at home around our family dinner table too. The best thing about salmon is that you don't have to be a professional chef or require expensive ingredients. This fish is simple to prepare, cooks fast, and has high levels of omega-3 fats and protein, but is relatively low in calories. I prefer fresh wild salmon, but you can opt for farmed or canned salmon also. Whether you already love salmon, or if you're ready to try something new, try these simple and healthy recipes to acquaint yourself with this amazing fish. 

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon 

Turn any night into a special occasion with this 20-minute meal inspired by a Parisian bistro.
CALORIES: 208  |  FAT: 10.7g  |  PROTEIN: 18.8g  |  CARBS: 7.3g  |  FIBER: 0.7g

Baked Salmon on a bed of tomato & spring onion, with lemon and chilli 

This is a very tasty and easy to make dinner. The salmon is cooked in its own tin foil parcels to absorb all the flavours and remain succulent. Perfect served with a green salad and balsamic dressing and some roasted baby new potatoes.
CALORIES: 361.4  |  FAT: 24.9g  |  PROTEIN: 26.7g  |  CARBS: 6.5g  |  FIBER: 1.7g

Chef Meg's Salmon Cakes

Use leftover roasted salmon from Chef Meg's Roasted Salmon with Caramelized Apple-Almond Pesto recipe to make these patties. While a salmon burger at a restaurant can cost more than $10 each, you can make four for less than that amount!

CALORIES: 399.5  |  FAT: 13.2g  |  PROTEIN: 31.1g  |  CARBS: 44.2g  |  FIBER: 5.8g


World's Best (and easiest) Salmon

This recipe is made with four simple ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to cook. 

CALORIES: 216.8  |  FAT: 7g  |  PROTEIN: 22.7g  |  CARBS: 14.9g  |  FIBER: 0.2g

Keep your kitchen clean and enjoy grilled salmon for dinner. 
CALORIES: 321.8  |  FAT: 13.5g  |  PROTEIN: 42.2g  |  CARBS: 5.5g  |  FIBER: 0.2g

Spinach Stuffed Salmon w/ Dill Yogurt Sauce

Beautiful, healthy stuffed salmon filet.
CALORIES: 251.6  |  FAT: 10.1g  |  PROTEIN: 32.8g  |  CARBS: 6.3g  |  FIBER: 1.7g

Chef Meg's Roasted Salmon with Caramelized Apple-Almond Pesto

Use pesto to add bursts of flavor to salmon. 
CALORIES: 251  |  FAT: 11.7g  |  PROTEIN: 23.8g  |  CARBS: 14.3g  |  FIBER: 3.8g

Bonus: You may also like this Honey Glazed Salmon recipe.

What is your favorite salmon recipe? Which of these will you try?

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