Ready to embrace the world's healthiest way of eating? Yes, of course, we're talking about the Mediterranean diet!  And today, I have a roundup of amazing Mediterranean salmon recipes that you simply can not miss. Easy, healthy, and delicious salmon dinners that are perfect for any night of the week. Bright flavors will surprise you in the best way possible! Even non-fish eaters will enjoy these salmon recipes.

Be sure to review the tips and suggestions for what to serve along!

Mediterranean Diet Salmon Recipes. 7 salmon dinners prepared Mediterranean-style

If you have followed the Mediterranean way of eating for any length of time, you're probably trying to add more seafood and fish to your dinner rotation. My family tries to stick to the recommended 2 times per week, and we love it!

There is no shortage of Mediterranean diet fish recipes on the blog (you can see some of them here). Probably one of my go-to fish options is wild salmon. I mean, if you want an quick and fancy main dish, it really doesn't get easier than salmon fillets. Not to mention all the great health benefits: Omega-3 fatty acids; quality protein; vitamins; antioxidants…etc.

I'm personally partial to salmon fillets; they're fairly easy to work with, and lend themselves to different cooking methods: baked, broiled, poached, pan-seared or grilled. Admittedly, cooking salmon in the oven is my shortcut to dinner bliss. But, in the summer time, I'm all about grilled salmon with something bright to go along like mango salsa (see recipe below).

How to Cook Salmon and What to Serve Along

1. If at all possible, opt for wild salmon. I know, the differences between wild salmon and farm-raised salmon have been hotly debated. Still, whenever I can get my hands on quality wild salmon, that is my choice. Aside from health benefits, it has a silky texture; brilliant hue; and overall superior taste.

2. Avoid over-cooking salmon no matter the cooking method. Even thick salmon fillets will cook fairly quickly, so don't walk away too far from it as it cooks. As a general rule, salmon is ready when the flesh looks opaque and flakes easily with a fork.  The recipes below will provide specific instructions, still it's good to watch closely as your oven or grill will be different.

3- What to serve along salmon? If you view the salmon recipes below, they will likely have some specific suggestions. But, I'm always up for adding a large bright salad like fattoush; balela; Greek salad; or this simple 3-ingredient Mediterranean salad. If a recipe doesn't already incorporate a side of veggies, I highly recommend Italian roasted veggies; these Greek green beans; or simple herb-tossed sweet potatoes.

A drizzle of tahini is always a welcomed addition, if the salmon recipe doesn't come with a sauce.

Let's get to the epic salmon recipes now, shall we?

7 Mediterranean Diet Salmon Recipes

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Mediterranean Baked Salmon & Veggies in foil (or parchment)

Mediterranean-style Oven Baked Salmon in Foil | The Mediterranean Dish. Salmon with garlic and thyme, topped with vegetables and a buttery-lime sauce and baked in foil to perfection! Bakes in less than 25 mins! Try this easy dinner soon.

Crispy Pan Seared Salmon

Crispy Pan Seared Salmon with Slices of Lemon On side

Mediterranean Blackened Salmon with Pomegranate Salsa

Mediterranean Blackened Salmon Served with Grilled Lemon Halves, Pomegranate Salsa and Rice

Za'atar Garlic Salmon and Veggies

Za'atar Garlic Salmon Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Pan sheet garlic salmon with a Mediterranean twist you will love! Crusty za'atar, lemon juice, olive oil and veggies all on one sheet. Ready in 25 minutes! See the recipe on TheMediterraneanDish.com

Mediterranean Baked Salmon with Garlic Cilantro Sauce

Baked Salmon Recipe with Garlic Cilantro Sauce | The Mediterranean Dish. An easy baked salmon covered in a special garlic cilantro sauce with a hint of citrus. Takes only 15 minutes start-to-finish! I make this one all the time, for weeknight dinner or a holiday dinner! See it on TheMediterraneanDish.com

Grilled Salmon with Mint Mango Salsa 

Easy Grilled Salmon Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Learn how to grill salmon perfectly every single time. Plus, the perfect salmon marinade with fresh herbs and Mediterranean spices. The fresh mango salsa on top is optional but so worth trying. Recipe from TheMediteraneanDish.com #salmon #grilledsalmon #mediterraneanfood #mediterraneandiet #glutenfreerecipes

Mediterranean Salmon Burgers

Mediterranean Salmon Burger Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Light, moist, flavor-packed salmon burgers with a Mediterranean twist. Recipe comes with great tips to help you make the best homemade salmon burgers. Toppings like homemade tzatziki sauce and a zesty arugula mixture, olives, and feta, make this the perfect Mediterranean diet meal. Low carb. See it on TheMediterraneanDish.com

 

 

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I'm Suzy; born and bred right on the shores of the Mediterranean. I'm all about easy, healthy recipes with big Mediterranean flavors. Three values guide my cooking: eat with the seasons; use whole foods; and above all, share! So happy you're here...
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  1. I have half of the recipe for salmon and asparagus wrapped in foil with orzo pasta. I can not find the complete recipe on the list. Can you send it to me?
    Cookie

  2. I made the Easy Pan Seared Salmon with Spinach and Arugula recipe last night for dinner, along with Balela Salad.
    For the Balela Salad, I followed the recipe exactly, but added almost a half of English Cucumber.

    For the Salmon, I added a half teaspoon Za'atar to the rub. First, in a cast iton skillet, I sauteed in Olive Oil an 8 oz pkg of Baby Bella mushroom, which I quartered, till caramelized, then set aside. The salmon I cooked 4 minutes on first side, 2 minutes on the other side, then removed and covered. Then I added just spinach (I didn't have arugula) to the skillet, till just starting to wilt, added the mushrooms to warm up.

    The dinner was so delicious.

    Thank you! I love your recipes <3
    Davina Paul-Chatfield

  3. Wonderful recipes, I shall make the mint mango salsa with salmon this evening

    This is going to be a very healthy year, thanks so much...

  4. I love salmon and am always looking for new ways t make it! These all look so delicious - can't wait to make a few!

  5. I love your recipes! These salmons looks fantastic. I have salmon in the freezer, so this is dinner tonight! Thank you for such simple yet awesome recipes!

  6. I am so happy to have found this list! We love salmon and I am always looking for healthy recipe I can make to introduce different flavors and foods to my kiddos.