Best ever easy salmon recipes

Best salmon recipes

Our best salmon recipes use salmon fillets to create easy midweek meals to impress. Salmon en croute to scandi-style salmon fillets and salmon salads

Looking for the best salmon recipes? Want to know how to cook salmon? You can do a lot with a salmon fillet. Poaching, grilling, shredding into salads, wrapping in crusts and pastry… Take a look at our easy and inspiring salmon fillet recipe ideas that make the most of this vitamin-packed fish.

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We also have baked salmon recipes (posh salmon en croute, whole baked salmon) and more inspiring ideas to make the healthy fish exciting – refreshing salmon salad recipes, ramen and salmon fishcakes. 


Salmon fillet recipes

Cajun salmon with rosemary sweet potato wedges

Check out our easy salmon recipe with spicy cajun seasoning. Serve this flavour-packed salmon with rosemary sweet potato fries, a simple midweek meal for two.

Cajun Salmon Recipe with Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Salmon tartare with pickles and cured egg yolk

Check out this vibrant salmon tartare with cured egg yolks and pickled veg. Buy fresh rather than frozen salmon fillets – the fresher, the better.

Salmon Tartare Recipe with Cured Egg Yolk and rice crackers, served on 6 get and white plates

Chilli-salt salmon with chopped salad

Check out our quick and simple marinaded chilli-salt salmon. This colourful recipe is not only easy to make it’s low in calories, too.

Chilli Salmon Recipe with Chopped Salad

Sesame-crusted salmon with sriracha-glazed veg

One of our favourite salmon fillet recipes. Cook this salmon dish for a simple midweek meal for two. This easy salmon recipe is packed with plenty of zesty vegetables and it’s ready in 30 minutes. Here are our quick and healthy recipes to try.

Sesame Salmon Recipe with Sriracha Sauce

Quick confit salmon with pickled fennel

This quick confit salmon with pickled fennel delivers big on flavour but takes less than an hour to prepare. Perfect for a posh midweek meal for two.


Poached salmon with green herb and mustard sauce

Gently poaching salmon fillets is a healthy way to enjoy such a popular fish. The tarragon, parsley and Dijon mustard sauce is a delicate addition. Try our other healthy fish recipes here.

Poached Salmon Recipe With Green Herb and Mustard Sauce

Salmon with pesto crust

An easy baked salmon recipe for a vibrant midweek meal, this is one of our healthiest salmon recipes. It takes 15 minutes in the oven and it’s full of protein, healthy and low in calories.

Salmon Recipe With Pesto Sauce Crust

Scandi-style salmon with pickle potato salad

A sophisticated meal for two, this quick and easy salmon fillet recipe with sharp and creamy potato salad is exactly what you need to lift you out of that mid-week work slump.

scandi-style salmon with pickle potato salad

Spicy grilled salmon with pea and mint mash

One of our most popular grilled salmon recipes, made with Indian tandoori paste. Simply grill, then serve alongside quick and easy mushy peas – with a twist.


Ginger salmon parcels with sesame greens

Steamed salmon is great for a quick and healthy midweek meal. This recipe combines it with ginger and red chilli for a kick of flavour. Serve with some wilted greens and toasted sesame seeds to garnish.

ginger salmon

Cajun-blackened salmon with crunchy green slaw

Our low-calorie cajun-blackened salmon has a smoky and spicy flavour and balances nicely with the homemade crunchy green slaw. It’ll be on the table in less than 30 minutes so it’s perfect for a quick and healthy midweek meal.

cajun salmon

Dukkah-roasted salmon with cucumber and chilli salad

This delicious dukkah-crusted salmon with cucumber and chilli salad is really easy to prepare – perfect for a quick midweek meal ready in under 30 minutes.

Dukkah salmon

Sriracha and lime salmon with avocado cream

This grilled salmon recipe with sriracha and lime, and avocado cream, is high protein, low calorie, gluten-free and ready in just 15 minutes. What more could you want?

Sriracha Salmon with Avocado Cream recipe

Harissa salmon with mixed grains and spinach

Our recipe for harissa salmon with mixed grains and spinach is super easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes and gluten-free


Parmesan and parsley-crusted salmon

A breadcrumb crust is a great way to add texture to salmon fillets. We’ve used parsley and parmesan but you could also choose a dill or chive crust.

Parmesan and parsley-crusted salmon

Baked salmon recipes

Salmon filo parcels with tomato ginger jam

A lighter pastry wrapping is complimented by our really easy spiced tomato and ginger jam for a healthy midweek meal.


Salmon en croute

Our absolute favourite salmon and pastry combo. Such a simple method to follow, with impressive results – we recommend it for dinner parties.


Salmon salad recipes

Green bean, broccoli and salmon salad with teriyaki dressing

Try our simple salmon salad recipe with crunchy greens and a sweet teriyaki dressing, ready in just 15 minutes.

Salmon Salad Recipe With Green Beans and Broccoli

Sushi rice and hot-smoked salmon salad

This recipe for sushi rice and hot-smoked salmon salad is easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and under 500 calories – great for lunch or a healthy dinner


Hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing

A quick and easy recipe for hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing. Ready in 20 minutes and under 500 calories.


Supergrain salmon with chilli and mint dressing

Get into the new superfood revolution with this healthy combination of grilled salmon, farro or freekeh, harissa and herbs… all jumbled together in a spicy main course salad.


Chipotle Alaskan salmon salad

Healthy, refreshing and a great one to take to the office the next day. We do love a colourful salmon salad.

Chipotle Alaskan salmon salad

Other best salmon recipes

Finnish salmon soup (Lohikeitto)

Flavoured with dill and allspice, this salmon and potato soup is a Finnish classic. Bake some fresh rye bread to make the most of this scandi dish.


Salmon yakitori with stir-fried brown rice

Looking for an exciting salmon recipe? Our idea for salmon yakitori with stir-fried brown rice is low-calorie, low-sugar and ready in under 30 minutes –perfect for a speedy midweek meal.


Thai salmon burgers

Much more sophisticated than the classic burger, our Thai salmon patty with Asian slaw is a lighter and more fragrant option. Try our best burger recipes here.


Creamy salmon baked potato

This baked jacket potato uses salmon and soft goat’s cheese as a filling for a quick and nutritious snack – perfect for lunchtime or as part of an evening meal. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon juice and some chives to finish. Here’s our guide to making the perfect baked potatoes, with some fun topping ideas.

Salmon potato

Ramen noodles with chilli salmon

This Asian-inspired recipe pairs salmon with a zingy, chilli-studded broth – serve over instant noodles for a bit of kitchen magic! Here are our favourite noodle soup recipes.


Salmon on potato onion rosti

Potato onion rosti makes a great base to work with. This recipe uses mustard-grilled salmon and a rich garlic mayonnaise flavoured with mint. A quick, smart supper for two.


Pizza bianca with smoked salmon and spring onions

We have taken inspiration for this delicious pizza bianca (without tomato) from The Priory Inn in the Cotswolds. Creamed horseradish, spring onion and smoked salmon, this pizza is piled high with fresh and delicious produce. More pizza ideas here.


Indian salmon with chickpea stew

This recipe for Indian salmon with chickpea stew is a great simple supper for when there’s just two of you. Most of the ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard.


Harissa salmon sandwich with pea hummus

Our healthy open salmon sandwich is packed with delicious, fresh flavours but is ready in just 20 minutes and under 500 calories


Baked avocado with smoked salmon & egg

Avocados are really versatile, try them baked with smoked salmon and egg for a quick, healthy brunch. Here are more brunch ideas to try.


Hot-smoked salmon quiche with broccoli

This crustless hot-smoked salmon and broccoli quiche is ready in under an hour and under 300 calories – perfect for the 5:2 diet. More 5:2 diet inspiration here.

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Hot-smoked salmon cakes

These hot-smoked salmon cakes are quick and easy to make, perfect for a midweek meal. You could make double and freeze some for later.