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Spicy Glazed Maple Salmon on a sheet pan

The Best Healthy Salmon Recipes

Delicious, healthy salmon recipes that are perfect weekday lunches and dinners! These protein-packed salmon recipes are quick, easy and packed with flavor.

Let’s talk all things salmon! If I’m not making something with chicken or ground turkey I love creating delicious salmon recipes. There’s literally nothing better than a flavorful, perfectly cooked salmon for dinner.  I love how versatile it is for adding your favorite spices, sauces, and even fresh salsas, plus it’s incredibly easy to cook.

An easy tip for baking: for every inch of thickness, bake your salmon for 15 minutes. Generally mine is usually perfect around 18 minutes. Marinate it, place it on a baking sheet, and boom you have perfectly cooked salmon!

Salmon packs tons of protein, healthy fats, omega-3’s, and even a boost of vitamin D, so you know you’re getting a super nutrient-dense meal. The filets are great for making dinner for two (hello date night meal right here!) or picking up a few extra to feed the whole family with your fav veggies + whole grains. SO many possibilities.

Take a scroll to see my go-to salmon recipes for any day of the week! If you make any of these recipes be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it. Remember to share a pic on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen – I can’t wait to see what you guys make. Enjoy, xo!

healthy salmon recipes: firecracker salmon topped with peach avocado salsa on a plate

1. Firecracker Salmon with Peach Avocado Salsa

healthy salmon recipes: salmon, avocado, salsa, and black rice in a bowl

2. 30 Minute Chili Maple Lime Salmon Bowls with Forbidden Rice

healthy salmon recipes: two pieces of salmon on a baking sheet with a fork

3. Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon for Two!

healthy salmon recipes: salmon and spinach over noodles in a bowl

4. Honey-Lime Sriracha Salmon with Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodle Salad

healthy salmon recipes: salmon and pineapple over quinoa in a bowl with a fork

5. Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa

healthy salmon recipes: salmon salad in a bowl with a fork

6. 30 Minute Honey Garlic Salmon with Apple Dijon Green Salad

healthy salmon recipes: salmon and veggies over quinoa

7. Sesame Ginger Sweet Teriyaki Salmon with Garlic Quinoa Stir-Fry

healthy salmon recipes: salmon tacos with black rice

8. Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice & Mango Guacamole

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