This easy, flavor-packed za'atar garlic salmon recipe has been in the queue since the beginning of summer. And I'm so excited to finally share it with you!

Za'atar salmon with broccoli, grape tomatoes olive oil and lemon wedge

Because we try to faithfully follow the Mediterranean diet, I've been looking for new, easy ways to prepare fish. This garlic salmon recipe is one of those that came together on a whim of experimentation, and I'm so glad it did. It's become another quick go-to sheet pan dinner, for which I will not apologize.

Watch How to Make this Easy Salmon Recipe


There is no big technique behind this delicious garlic salmon. I mean, it's salmon, tossed on a baking sheet with a few veggies, right?! But it's the simple, decidedly Middle Eastern twist that took salmon to a whole new level for me...

Za'atar!

Colorful dish consisting of baked salmon, vegetables and our new Za'atar spice!

The game changer here is our new all-natural za'atar spice--an aromatic spice blend with earthy depth and subtle citrus undertones. This particular blend features wild quality wild thyme, toasted sesame seeds, and sumac, sourced from Turkey and North Africa.

Za'atar garlic salmon in a pan with potatoes, broccoli and colorful grape tomatoes

What to serve with Za'atar Garlic Salmon

To save time and energy, I like to toss in some vegetables to roast with the salmon. This time, baby potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli florets. But if you're looking to add more, try: 3-ingredient Mediterranean salad; Lebanese rice; and perhaps a dip like roasted red pepper hummus, or Baba Ganoush! 

Finished dish - colorful and tasty garlic za'atar salmon with potatoes, broccoli and grape tomatoes.

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

Za'atar Garlic Salmon Recipe


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Check out this easy, flavor-packed za'atar garlic salmon!  It is a MUST-try!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 baby potatoes (about 12 oz), scrubbed
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes (about 10 oz), halved if you like
  • 6 oz broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp fresh minced garlic (about 5 to 6 cloves)
  • Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp Za'atar spice, divided, plus more for later
  • 1 tsp coriander, divided
  • 1 lb salmon fillet, no skin
  • 1 lemon, juice of

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the potatoes, grape tomatoes, and broccoli. Pour 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and toss. Then, add a little salt and pepper, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon za'atar spice, ½ teaspoon coriander. Toss again so that the spices are distributed to coat the vegetables. Transfer the vegetables to a large baking sheet with a rim.
  3. Pat salmon dry. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle just a little extra virgin olive oil. Spread the remaining garlic evenly on top. Sprinkle the remaining za'atar and coriander.
  4. Cut seasoned salmon into 4 equal pieces, and place on the prepared baking sheet with the vegetables. Add another generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil over the salmon and veggies, if needed.
  5. Bake in heated oven for 15-16 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze lemon juice on salmon. Sprinkle more za'atar all over. Enjoy with Lebanese rice and a side of your favorite salad. (See suggestions for more sides in the post above under "what to serve with za'atar garlic salmon).

Notes

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

 

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

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  1. Angelo says:

    Try it Don’t have to do it again. More partial to Greek lemon, dill, salt and pepper
    “Ladolemono”.

  2. Carol S says:

    I didn't have broccoli, so substituted carrots, yellow bell pepper and a baby red pepper. The veggies were my favorite part. Sooooo goooood!






  3. Tania says:

    Another winner! So easy and so flavorful! I didn’t have broccoli or grape tomatoes so I subbed in Brussels sprouts and quartered Campari tomatoes. *chef’s kiss*






  4. Lauren says:

    A delicious meal! My husband quartered the potatoes and left them in a few extra minutes after taking the fish out, and it all worked really well. We used arctic char rather than salmon and it was cooked perfectly. The veggies were all delicious and went perfectly with the fish. Highly recommend!






  5. Kevin says:

    I will be trying this recipe tomorrow but one thing to note is that baby potatoes take about 40 minutes to bake at 400 degrees so I will par-boil them first or start them roasting ahead of time and add the other ingredients after 25 minutes.

  6. Betsy says:

    The recipe was delicious, once I got the potatoes cooked. I used very small whole potatoes, all the size of the smaller potatoes in the photo. When the rest of the ingredients were done, I put the potatoes on another pan and cooked for an additional 12-13 minutes. The meal was delicious, but next time I'll parboil the potatoes for 10 minutes.






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Thanks for sharing your feedback, Betsy!

  7. Carol says:

    This was so good. I omitted the potatoes and just did grape tomatoes and broccoli - the seasonings were the best

  8. Sharon says:

    This was the best salmon I have ever made!






    1. Suzy says:

      Wow! Thanks, Sharon!!!

  9. Roselyne says:

    Made this at lunchtime for 2 pers.
    Put in more broccoli than mentionned in the recipe, less potatoes and it was delicious, no leftovers!
    Thanks Suzy!






  10. Cecile says:

    Made this tonight and it was delicious. I did an edit and would recommend stovetop broil of potatoes if you use them and brussel sprouts before putting them into the oven.






    1. Suzy says:

      Thanks for the suggestion, Cecile.

  11. Grant says:

    Just made this tonight. Very good. Easy to make. Use the Za’atar I just ordered from your website. Suzy Rocks!






    1. Suzy says:

      Awesome! Thank you so much, Grant!

      1. Isabelle Gillis says:

        I made the Za'atar Garlic Salmon for dinner last evening and it was simply delicious. This recipe will be aded to my list of favorites to be used often and for special occasion. Having just returned from Morocco, I fell in love with the food and the spices that flavored it. Thank you for the recipes that are so easy to follow.

      2. Suzy says:

        My pleasure, Isabelle! Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

    2. Kathy Cornett says:

      I am sorry to jump on someone elses comment, but I just made this tonight. I had to stop in the middle of eating just to tell you how delicious this is. The left overs will go on a salad in tomorrow's lunch.
      I have tried so many of your recipes and the hardest part of any of them is having the right fresh veggies and herbs to make them. I a really enjoy salad dressing made "Suzy" style. Lemon juice and olive oil. Add some Z'atar or sumac and it is all you need. I need to sit down and get myself organized enough to get to the grocery and have the fresh ingredients on hand for a couple of recipes a week. (Single person cooking for only myself) I will always have left overs.

      1. Suzy says:

        You are very sweet, Kathy! Thank you for the kind words!

  12. Inna T says:

    Wow, this is my new favorite salmon recipe. Have to adjust the time a little as the fish was slightly overcooked and the potatoes were underdone. But the flavors and colors are amazing! Will start the potatoes earlier next time as many suggested here.

    1. Suzy says:

      Thanks for sharing, Inna!

    2. Anna says:

      Yes, I think this needs to be done in phases, with potatoes and broccoli taking much longer to cook than tomatoes and salmon.






      1. Doozylou says:

        I absolutely agree. Phases is the way to go. It comes out perfect !

  13. Bunmi says:

    Just tried this for the first time! I didn't have broccoli so I used courgettes instead and it turned out beautifully! Will definitely try for recipes! Thank you!

  14. JJ says:

    I a purchased za'atar that contains cumin...not much, but still included. Shall I ease back on the coriander?

    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Hi JJ,
      Our all-natural Za'atar used in this recipe does not contain cumin, so I think you'll have a bit of a different flavor profile. But cumin and coriander are two different spices, so I wouldn't think you need to eliminate the coriander here. Here is the link to the za'atar used in this recipe: https://shop.themediterraneandish.com/product/zaatar-spice-blend/

  15. pancake says:

    I have tried this recipe a few times and it turned out very well. Thank you for helping me to become a better cook. Just one question...instead of lebanese rice can this fish be served with plain cous cous? Or if you have any other 'carb' suggestions that would be great.






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, you can serve this fish with plain couscous.

  16. Molly says:

    Excellent flavors and so SO easy to make! My potatoes were slightly larger so I took out the salmon after cook time and roasted the veggies a little bit longer. Such great combination of flavors and I added ALLLLL of the extra za'atar! Love any and all recipes with za'atar. Will definitely be making again, thank you!






    1. Suzy Karadsheh says:

      Za'atar is a great spice mix, isn't it?!