Is it just us, or does salmon never seem to get old? Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, the easy-to-cook fish is as healthy as it is delicious, making it one of our favorite weeknight dinner proteins. Not to mention it's impressively versatile to cook with, making the recipe options seemingly endless. Case in point, this curated collection of recipes sourced from some of our favorite foodies.
Spanning Mediterranean-inspired salmon souvlaki bowls filled with fresh veggies to quick-and-easy salmon fajita salad boats, these are, hands down, the stress-free dinners we all need after a long week. And the best part? All of these recipes come together in less time than it takes to watch an episode of The Crown, so you don't have to spend more than 45 minutes whipping up a healthy, tasty meal.
Keep scrolling for five quick salmon recipes to add to your busy weeknight dinner repertoire.
Salmon Souvlaki Bowls
Time Needed: Despite all the chopping required to make these bowls, this healthy salmon recipe is ready in just 30 minutes, with 15 minutes dedicated to prep and 15 to actual cooking, notes recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest.
Hero Ingredient: The Mediterranean-inspired marinade is what makes this salmon so insanely good. Fragrant oregano and garlic combine with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and plenty of olive oil in this flavorful marinade.
Serving Tip: A drizzle of lemon juices lends the dish a little brightness, a dollop of Tzatziki adds a bit of creaminess, and a handful of fresh herbs gives the dish a dash of freshness.
Salmon Fajita Salad Boats
Time Needed: Recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest notes that this tasty recipe can be made in about 30 minutes, allotting 15 minutes for prepping ingredients and 15 minutes for cooking.
Hero Ingredient: The chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin seasoning lend Mexican-inspired flavors to these salmon fajita salad boats. When paired with sauteed peppers and fresh romaine lettuce, these flavors really shine.
Serving Tip: A tropically flavored salsa complete with sweet mangos, spicy jalapeños, and tangy lime juice pairs well with this delicious fish dish.
Creamy Bowtie Pasta With Salmon and Asparagus
Time Needed: This creamy pasta recipe is ready in 30 minutes (even less if you're using leftover salmon, notes recipe creator Heidi of Foodie Crush).
Hero Ingredient: The fresh dill. You might be tempted to skip this garnish, but trust us, it's worth tracking down this herb just to put the finishing flourish on this 30-minute weeknight wonder.
Serving Tip: Top with an extra grating of fresh parmesan just before serving for an extra dose cheesy goodness.
Smoked Salmon Pizza With Dill & Capers
Time Needed: If you're using store-bought dough, you can whip up this impressive-looking smoked salmon pizza in just 20 minutes.
Hero Ingredient: The smoked salmon. Packed with flavor, this ingredient steals the spotlight. Plus, it doesn't require any prep work. Simply pull it out of the package and place it on top of the dough and bake.
Serving Tip: Sprinkle the pizza with capers and fresh dill right after pulling it out of the oven for a crowd-pleasing flavor combination that comes together in minutes.
Roast Salmon With Fennel Rocket & Potato Salad
Time Needed: This recipe comes together in 45 minutes. Although, you can skip the 30-minute salmon brine bath if you're really in a hurry.
Hero Ingredient: The salmon. The simple seasonings used in this recipe really let the protein shine. All you need are olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to complement the fish.
Serving Tip: Simply toss lemon juice, yogurt, and herbs in a food processor (or blender) to whip up a tasty sauce to pour over the salmon before plating.