7 Healthy Salmon Recipes!

Fish is incredibly good for you. One study found that eating fish just once a week reduces your risk of coronary heart disease by 15%. Another study found that 3 servings of fish a week reduces your risk of stroke by 6%. Salmon, in particular, is especially healthy because it’s both high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury. So, here are 7 healthy salmon recipes that you can make tonight!


7 Healthy Salmon Recipes:

1. Roasted Salmon with a Strawberry Salsa

roasted salmon with a strawberry salsa

Photo: Alexandra Savory Kitchen

Your first thought probably wouldn’t be to put strawberries and jalapenos on salmon. But, I made this 2 nights ago and it tastes awesome and is incredible easy to make. The sweet and spicy flavors go really well together. Note: the recipe was adapted from America–Farm to Table by Mario Batali.


2. Salmon Pineapple Kabobs

salmon pineapple kabobs

Photo: Simply Recipes

Summer’s not over yet! Toss these salmon pineapple kabobs on the grill while you still can. They look good don’t they?


3. Salmon Lox

salmon lox

Photo: ifoodreal

I’ve always liked lox for some reason. This recipe substitutes the cream cheese with avocado. It also teaches you to make your own (healthier) lox. Give it a shot!


4. Cedar Planked Salmon with a Spice Rub

Cedar Planked Salmon with a Spice Rub

Photo: food.com

There’s something about cooking salmon on a cedar plank that makes it taste better. It gives the salmon a simple, but distinct taste.


5. Salmon Rice Balls

Salmon rice balls

Photo: Apron and Sneakers

I was thinking about putting a salmon sushi roll recipe on the list, but this is probably a little more doable. It still requires some exotic ingredients like sake and seaweed, but it is well worth the effort. You could make this as an entrée or use it as a killer appetizer.


6. Salmon Tartare

salmon tartare

Photo: Paleo Leap

If you really want to impress someone at a dinner party try making this salmon tartare recipe. Just remember to get sushi grade salmon so that your plan doesn’t completely backfire.


7. Sesame Ginger Salmon

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Photo: Damn Delicious

Here’s a great tasting, simple sesame ginger salmon recipe to round out the list. Ginger goes really well with salmon. The addition of honey and brown sugar puts this recipe firmly on the list.


If you have any other great salmon recipes let us know in the comments below!