3 Genius Baked Salmon Dinners You Can Dish Up in Just 20 Minutes

by Michelle Guerrere

Salmon is one of those foods that never disappoints—it’s tasty, goes with everything, and can be dressed up or down with spices and marinades. As an added bonus, doctors also say it’s one of the healthiest foods since it’s packed with all of those omega-3 fats. Taz Bhatia, MD, even believes it makes us “super charged”… just one more reason we should make it on the regular. We’ve rounded up three mouthwatering, healthy salmon recipes that take 30 minutes or less to make—so you’ll have more “me time” in no time.

Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

The Hero Ingredient: A mix of mustard—part Dijon and part grainy—adds a bit of a kick to this salmon meal.

The Recipe: This easy baked salmon recipe features the fish rubbed with mustard, lemon and dill and cooked in the oven skin-on for 15 to 20 minutes. Bonus points if you make extra mustard sauce for dipping.

The Clincher: Asparagus and super thin potato slices can be baked alongside the salmon—talk about a one-pan wonder.

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon

The Hero Ingredient: A maple syrup marinade adds some sweetness to the quintessential baked salmon dish.

The Recipe: In this simple dish, a salmon fillet is dressed with a mixture of only five ingredients: maple syrup, soy sauce, orange juice, cayenne, and black pepper. If you have time, let the fish marinate for 15 minutes before baking. 

The Clincher: Bring the leftover maple sauce to a boil; cook for 3 to 5 minutes on the stove until it forms a delicious glaze. Drizzle over salmon before serving.

BAKED SALMON WITH ASIAN CILANTRO PESTO

The Hero Ingredient: Sriracha-flavored almonds are the showstopper in this recipe, adding a serious punch to a cilantro/bok choy pesto.

The Recipe: Salmon fillets are baked in olive oil and topped with the above pesto sauce made with the greens, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and pepper (the sauce becomes creamy in the food processor).

The Clincher: This recipe seriously takes less than 15 minutes. Whip up the pesto while the fish is cooking.

For more simple recipes, be sure to check out 3 Healthy Egg Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes, and tell us which easy baked salmon recipe you want to try first!

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