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    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    If you’re looking for some new salmon recipes, you’ve come to the right place. This collections of 30 great salmon dishes from GypsyPlate and around the internet will keep you coming back for more!

    To fully appreciate the versatility of this great fish, we are including salmon recipes for four versions of salmon: fresh, canned, cold smoked and hot smoked. Go through all these great Salmon Dinner Ideas and you sure will come back for more.

    Why eat salmon

    Salmon is a low-calorie protein source rich in heart-healthy omega-3s, and low in saturated fat. It has also been shown in studies to lower inflammation, which may reduce the risk factors for several diseases.

    Wild caught Alaskan salmon is also a well managed and sustainable food source. Legally enforced caps on catch limits prevent overfishing and keep the population levels healthy.

    What’s the best kind of salmon

    I generally recommend wild caught salmon rather than farm raised. It has a richer flavor, more nutrition and is generally better quality. That being said, farmed salmon is a budget friendly alternative.

    If going with wild salmon, there are three primary species available in fresh form:

    • King Salmon has the highest fat content, leading to a rich flavor and texture. It is the most prized of the species.
    • Sockeye Salmon is the leanest and has a vibrant red color and the strongest flavor.
    • Coho Salmon is similar in flavor to king, but has a more delicate texture. They are smaller fish and are more frequently used when cooking the fish whole.

    When buying fresh salmon, make sure the flesh is pink with no brown or grey blemishes.

    Salmon season runs from late-April to-mid October. When fresh is not available, frozen is a great alternative.

    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    1. Salmon Pasta

    Ready in about 30 minutes, this salmon pasta fit for a regular everyday dinner, yet it turns up fancy and gorgeous enough to be fit for a date night meal. 

    You will find chunky, flaky perfectly seasoned and cooked salmon pieces generously scattered over ziti, with cherry tomatoes and asparagus in a delicious creamy garlicky sauce.

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    2. Firecracker Salmon

    If you’re looking for a new recipe to really jazz up your salmon, this is it! It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it’s a little bit spicy! Firecracker salmon just may become one of your new go-to recipes.

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    3. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

    This easy recipe features spicy-limey salmon which blends perfectly with the sweetness of fresh mango salsa. It’s a tropical delight!

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    4. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    This smoked salmon flatbread is going to be one of the fastest dishes you’ve ever made. Quickly bake your flatbread for about five minutes, then assemble. That’s it!

    It has a great combination of flavors: cold smoked salmon, dill infused cream cheese, capers, fresh tomatoes, arugula and a nice squeeze of lemon juice. It’s like your bagels and lox taken to the next level!

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    5. Salmon Tacos

    These Salmon Tacos are not just a treat to your taste buds, but also a feast for the eyes. 

    Succulent, slightly spicy, perfectly blackened salmon chunks that melt in your mouth, contrasted with the cool and refreshing burst of sweet mango and creamy avocado salsa. Mmm!

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    6. Salmon Patties

    Probably the most well known use for canned salmon, these patties are easy yet so satisfying. The whole family will love these crispy little fried cakes.

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    7. Baked Sockeye Salmon

    This easy Baked Sockeye Salmon recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner, or company meal!

    It’s brushed with a honey mustard glaze that perfectly compliments the natural flavor of the fish, then baked in foil to keep the flesh moist, and for easy cleanup.

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    8. Salmon Burgers

    This easy Salmon Burgers recipe is a winner! These burgers are not only healthy, but they’re also unbelievably delicious. 

    They’re great for a weeknight dinner, or to impress guests. And you can easily prep them ahead of time, so all they need is a quick sear or grill and dinner is on the table in no time.

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    9. Superfood Bowl

    This light and healthy Superfood Bowl is loaded with nutrients, and it’s tasty enough to please your picky eaters!

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    10. TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl

    This Salmon Rice Bowl is a great way to use leftovers, and it only takes moments to prepare.

    If you have some leftover salmon and rice in the fridge, this is the best and easiest way to repurpose it for a quick lunch. Here’s another one of those kitchen hacks that went viral for a reason…

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    11. Maple Pecan Salmon

    Sweet, salty, buttery, crunchy and just a tad bit spicy. This maple pecan salmon is a great for a quick weeknight dinner, but can also impress your guests!

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    12. Marry Me Salmon

    If you’ve been on the lookout for a new recipe to swoon over, this Marry Me Salmon is it!

    Tender, flaky salmon is drenched in a creamy sauce enhanced with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil and Creole seasoning. 

    Trust me, this under-30-minute meal is worthy of the name!

    Get the Recipe: Marry Me Salmon

    13. Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

    My easy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls are a quick weeknight dinner with a restaurant-quality flair. They can be on the table in about 20 minutes, and have perfectly savory and sweet flavors, thanks to my homemade Teriyaki Sauce.

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    14. Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon

    This easy but oh so fancy looking salmon is stuffed with a creamy, garlicky spinach filling and drenched in a garlic butter sauce. Now this is one to serve to guests!

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    15. Salmon Coconut Curry

    Another Asian inspired recipe, this red Thai curry has a rich, creamy coconut milk base. You can make it mild or make it spicy, either way this is soo comforting over a heaping mound of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavendar

    16. Baked Cajun Salmon

    Add a little New Orleans style flair to your fish with this quick and easy recipe. Those Cajun flavors compliment the salmon so wonderfully you’ll be going back for seconds!

    Get the Recipe @ whatsinthepan

    17. Asian Salmon Kababs

    These colorful kababs are a great make ahead meal for guests. After assembling your skewers they only take a quick 10 minutes to cook and your company be wowed.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    18. Greek Salmon

    This light and fresh grilled salmon is enhanced by plenty of fresh herbs and crumbled feta cheese. You’ll feel like you’re dining on the shores of the Med.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    19. Jerk Salmon Bowl

    Hey mon! This jerk salmon bowl is loaded with great Caribbean flavors, rice, black beans, fresh mango and plenty of cilantro. This is one tropical treat!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    20. Lemon Baked Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce

    Another quick and easy weeknight dinner for you. This baked salmon is topped with a wonderful hummus based lemon dill sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    21. Salmon Piccata

    Who says piccata is only for chicken? The lemony, caper studded sauce goes great with fresh salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    22. Smoked Salmon Crostini

    This smoked salmon crostini features cream cheese, capers and dill for a great combination of flavors. This is a great looking, yet easy party appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ cookswellwithothers

    23. Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon English Muffin

    This might be your new favorite breakfast or snack. Cold smoked salmon, creamy goat cheese and arugula atop a crispy English muffin with a drizzle of olive oil. So simple yet so good.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    24. Smoked Salmon Quiche

    This quiche is a great make ahead brunch option. Smoked salmon, asparagus and gruyere cheese in a fluffy egg matrix all inside a nice crust.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    25. Smoked Salmon Roll Ups

    Another great party appetizer alert! The roll ups are filled with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese. Watch your guests gobble them up!

    Get the Recipe @ eatwellwithsari

    26. Smoked Salmon Dip

    This super quick smoked salmon dip is a great party appetizer. All you need is your favorite chips or crackers and everyone will be digging in!

    Get the Recipe @ wellnourished

    27. Smoked Salmon Chowder

    This rich and satisfying chowder has a creamy tomatoey base with capers and great seasoning. This is one comfy cozy bowl of deliciousness!

    Get the Recipe @ thisishowicook

    28. Avocado Smoked Salmon Salad

    This salad is a meal in itself. Tons of fresh veggies, smoked salmon and feta cheese with a beautiful Dijon honey vinaigrette. This is perfect when you want both light yet satisfying.

    Get the Recipe @ wholeandheavenlyoven

    29. Smoked Salmon Kedgree

    This rice based dish is a British take on Indian cuisine and is jam packed with great flavors. Often eaten as a breakfast, this meal is great anytime.

    Get the Recipe @ cookrepublic

    30. Fettucine and Smoked Salmon in Vodka Sauce

    And wrapping up our list, this fettucine and smoked salmon in vodka sauce is one creamy bowl of pasta deliciousness. It whips up in only 25 minutes, but seems so fancy your family or guests will be wowed!

    Get the Recipe @ allthatsjas

    We hope you enjoyed this great collection of salmon recipes. I know we sure enjoyed trying them out for you! Let us know what recipe was your favorite.

    Be sure to bookmark or pin this post so you always have some great options when you come across a nice piece of this healthy and delicious fish. And be sure to subscribe to the GypsyPlate mailing list, we’re always cooking up new recipes for you! See you soon with more tasty recipes!

    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    The 30 BEST Salmon Recipes

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This collection of the 30 BEST Salmon Recipes will give you plenty of ways to cook that tasty and healthy fish. We have included dishes using fresh, canned, cold smoked and hot smoked. For a simple dinner, try this easy grilled salmon recipe.


    • 1.5 lbs salmon fillet, cut into four pieces
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper


    1. Preheat grill on high heat.
    2. Brush olive oil on flesh side of salmon. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
    3. Place salmon on grill skin side down. Close the lid and cook 6-8 minutes, until salmon becomes a lighter color.
    4. Flip fillets, close the lid and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
    5. Remove to a plate and serve with fresh lemon.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 412Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 107mgSodium 733mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 38g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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