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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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. Laurie Atkinson says:

    This was such a fresh, delicious and easy meal to make -- all on a single sheet. Woohoo! I cut a lemon in half, turned it upside down and roasted that too, because why not. Squeezed very easily. Served with garlic couscous and fresh parsley. My teens had artisan bread and olive oil with theirs.






    1. TMD Team says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and review, Laurie!

  2. Stephen Wilson says:

    Suzy, thank you for this recipe. We had friends coming over so the decision was an easy one - go to your Book or online to choose a dish - this one was marvelous. Thank you again!

  3. Jennifer Payne says:

    Made this for myself tonight using asparagus...it is spring, after all...and, oh my, what a delicious and easy meal. BTW, I used TMD Za'atar and Coriander...you don't skimp on the contents. A Shaker top was useless on the coriander because the jar was soooo full. Wish I could upload a photo. What a lovely dish.






  4. Edye says:

    Love your receipes

    1. TMD Team says:

      Thanks, Edye! Appreciate it!

  5. Sandra Downs says:

    The potatoes just don't cook in 16 minutes with the Zatar and garlic salmon recipe.

  6. Hillary says:

    Regarding the Za'atar Garlic Salmon--I saw a video of prepping it on Instagram, but it is different than the one on the website. It precooked the veggies before adding the salmon. I now can't locate that Instagram video. How do I find it and will you update your website with the new instructions?
    Thanks.

  7. Rosanna says:

    I think you right, I was worried about potatoes needing more time. Happy Sunday

  8. Colleen says:

    I just added this recipe to "my favorite recipes" list. Made it last night. Loved everything about it. I knew my little potatoes wouldn't cook in 15 minutes though so cooked the veggies for 35 minutes then added the salmon. Came out perfect!

    1. TMD Team says:

      Awesome! Thanks, Colleen!

  9. Julie Parks says:

    I made this and both my 19 year old and 9 year old enjoyed it. Very good and I will make it again. I am down over 50 lbs in 2023 so my Mediterranean way of cooking and eating will continue throughout 2024 and beyond.






  10. Susan DuBose says:

    Delish! I got the teeny tiny gold potatoes at Trader Joe’s, they were cooked but still a little tough, I’ll par boil them next time, the flavor was absolutely amazing! Love your recipes!

  11. Taryn says:

    Made this tonight and it was delicious! Thank you for posting.