11 Healthy 30-Minute Salmon Recipes

11 Healthy Salmon Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes

There’s nothing fishy about how nutritious salmon can be. An excellence source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is also fortified with selenium, which protects against inflammation, and vitamins D and B12. It’s a great protein choice that packs roughly the same amount of protein as chicken. So, carpe diem and cook with salmon tonight! There are many delicious ways to prepare the pink fish, so we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite recipes from around the web. Even if your schedule is packed to the gills, we know you’ll have at least 30 minutes to whip up these quick dishes. 

Healthy Salmon Recipes

 Salmon Spinach Salad

1. Roasted Salmon Spinach Salad
Need a break from salads with chicken? Add slow-roasted salmon to a bed of greens, then drizzle with mustard vinaigrette. If blueberries aren’t in season, try swapping apple and dried cranberries instead. Photo and Recipe: Karen / 2 Teaspoons

Grilled Pesto Salmon Skewers

2. Grilled Pesto Salmon Kebabs
Usually pesto is a calorie-bomb, but not this lightened up version! Spread it on grilled salmon filets or kabobs for a tasty dinner. Bonus: Use your leftover pesto on pasta or sandwiches the next day. Photo and Recipe: Emily Miller / Life by DailyBurn

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 Spicy Salmon Wrap

3. Spicy Salmon and Grilled Pineapple Wrap
Get in a tropical state of mind with this lunch recipe. Sweet grilled pineapple pairs perfectly with spicy salmon and tangy Greek yogurt. If you’re not a fan of fiery foods, omit the sliced jalapenos. Photo and Recipe: Shawnda / Confections of a Foodie Bride

Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Yogurt Sauce

4. Roasted Salmon with Cucumber Dill Yogurt
This healthy dish will keep you cool as a cucumber during dinner prep. A simple roasted filet gets fancied up with a fresh yogurt sauce — and the entire delicious meal will be on the table in just 15 minutes. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn

Salmon Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

5. Quick and Easy Salmon Salad
This lean, mean salad has all the fixin’s: greens, veggies, heart-healthy avocados and walnuts, and more. Eating just half the salad delivers a whopping 28 grams of protein. Photo and Recipe: Sonia / The Healthy Foodie

Tomato Jalapeno Salmon Burgers

6. Tomato Jalapeno Salmon Burgers
Fire up that grill, folks! These salmon burgers will knock your socks off with a zesty blend of garlic, jalapeno, scallions and sea salt. Serve them up with lettuce and guac instead of a bun and ketchup if you’re cutting down on carbs. Photo and Recipe: Lexi / Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

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Smoked Salmon and Veggie Sandwich

7. Smoked Salmon and Veggie Sandwiches
Need lunch in a jiffy? This no-cook sandwich takes minutes to put together and has a dynamite combo of healthy ingredients. Tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and smoked salmon will keep you satiated all afternoon. Photo and Recipe: Jo / Jo Cooks

Salmon Teriyaki Bowl

8. Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl
Reap the health benefits of this Asian-inspired rice bowl. Nori, also known as seaweed, has been show to stabilize cholesterol levels, and it’s delectable when toasted. Add them to your bowl just before serving. Photo and Recipe: Lisa / Panning the Globe

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Pizza

9. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Pizza
Mornings are better when pizza is involved. This breakfast ‘za is built on a pita pocket (go whole grain!) and has smoked salmon and fried eggs for extra protein. Photo and Recipe: JJ/ 84th and 3rd

 Salmon and Kale Quiche

10. Salmon and Kale Quiche
Better-for-you brunch starts with this kale-packed quiche. Its crust uses brown flour, which has more fiber, iron and B vitamins than the white variety. Short on time? Buy pre-made crust and this dish will be in and out of the oven in just over 30 minutes. Photo and Recipe: Sarah and Nigel / Whisk and Knife

Cucumber Sushi

11. Cucumber Salmon “Sushi”
Get your sushi fix — fast! These simple cucumber bites only take five minutes to whip up. Serve them with soy sauce, pickled ginger or wasabi. They store well so you can also save them for tomorrow’s lunch. Photo and Recipe: Irena / Eat Drink Paleo

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