21 Sensational Salmon Recipes That'll Make Dinnertime Easy and Breezy
Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls
Lighten up your favorite bagel combination with this fresh summer rolls recipe. Pack tender rice paper with flavorful ingredients—including smoked salmon, avocado, crunchy lettuce, Thai basil, crème fraiche, and generous sprinkles of everything bagel seasoning—for a refreshing lunchtime standout.
Recipe: Salmon Reuben
This isn't your basic Reuben. Perfectly pan-seared salmon fillets encrusted with freshly ground coriander, caraway seeds, and peppercorns provide a bold base for the hearty sandwich that's topped with a zingy dressing flavored with kimchi and Korean gochujang.
Pacific Northwest Smoked Salmon Tacos
These bright, fresh tacos aren't short on flavor. Warm tortillas filled with hot smoked salmon, crisp English cucumbers, and dill-flecked cream cheese—need we say more? We're making this all summer long. Garnish with mint leaves and salmon roe.
Mustard-Glazed Planked Salmon
Recipe: Mustard-Glazed Planked Salmon
Cooking fresh salmon filets on a plank ensures they keep moist, while adding great smoky flavor. A tangy mustard glaze takes this easy dinner recipe to the next level.
Smoked-Salmon Benedict with Citrus-Dill Hollandaise
A citrusy, dill-flecked hollandaise gives a decadent touch to this brunch staple, pairing perfectly with the smoked salmon. If you want to go even more indulgent, add a smattering of salmon roe on top.
Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad
This simple salad makes an easy summer lunch option any day. Grilled salmon and asparagus gives heartiness and flavor, while peppery arugula, cherry tomatoes, and a light olive oil dressing finish off the dish without any fuss.
Smoked Salmon Rillettes
Recipe: Smoked Salmon Rillettes
This creamy dish of smoked salmon rillettes gets an herby, crisp touch from chives, lemon juice, and pastis. When serving, wow your guests with a simple saltine hack: Bake them with butter and shichimi togarashi (a Japanese spice blend) and accompany with pickled shallots.
Pappardelle with Salmon and Peas in Pesto Cream Sauce
The wide, flat pappardelle pasta noodles already make you want to gobble up this pea and salmon-speckled dish—but it's the creamy, pesto sauce that really sets it apart. Tip: Using your favorite prepared pesto makes cooking this decadent sauce easy.
Salmon Ceviche with Coconut and Basil
This Thai-inspired ceviche recipe infuses incredibly fresh salmon with great crunch from red onion and halved cherry tomatoes and waves of epic flavor from its Thai basil and coconut milk marinade. This crisp, cool dish is perfect for warmer months.
Salmon-Belly BLT with Lemon-Black Pepper Mayo
Tender butter lettuce, fat slices of tomato, and a citrus-dill mayo make for a delightful take on your old-school BLT. Substitute bacon with smoked salmon belly for a healthier, more filling finish. (Throw a couple slices of thick-cut bacon on top—why not?)
Whole Salmon Fillet with Cornichon-Caper Sauce
When hosting, this heavily herbed salmon main dish, topped with a delicious Cornichon-Caper Sauce, will never disappoint. Coho, sockeye, or king salmon are great choices for this whole salmon bake.
Salmon Chowder with Chives
Recipe: Salmon Chowder with Chives
Who says all of your chowders this season need clams? You won't regret making this flavorful, creamy soup made with fresh salmon and hearty potatoes. Chives finish it off with a burst of crisp flavor.
Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Tacos
Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Tacos
For these fiesty tacos that are perfect for a quick-fix, yet super flavor-packed dinner, trade in your white fish for a meaty cut of salmon. A sweet mango pico de gallo and a spicy Mexican seasoning blend strike the perfect balance in each and every bite.
Recipe: Salmon Burger
Ready in under 20 minutes, this burger is a no-brainer on any weeknight. A refreshing sauce of Greek-style yogurt, minced cucumber, and fresh chopped dill complements the zesty, pimiento-spotted salmon patties perfectly.
Peppered Three-Onion Tart with Smoked Salmon
An elegant, versatile dish—like this smoked salmon tart—is always great to have on hand, whether you need to whip it up for an appetizer, side dish, or even brunch standout. Goat cheese and thinly sliced red onion make a dynamic duo on top.
Salmon Niçoise Pasta Salad
Recipe: Salmon Niçoise Pasta Salad
This chilled pasta salad is begging to be brought along for your next picnic. Flavorful ingredients including salmon, tomatoes, olives, and red onion make for refreshing additions to the hearty shell pasta base.
Grilled Salmon-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing
Introducing: the perfect summer salad. Season salmon with a delicious blend of brown sugar, cumin, and coriander before grilling. To finish prep, place on a bed of fresh baby spinach, dressed in a fresh peach dressing infused with lime juice, cumin, and olive oil. Add more herbs or crunchy toppings per your preference!
Crisp Phyllo-Topped Salmon Pot Pie
Step outside the box with this seafood pot pie. Smoky bacon and mushrooms pair perfectly with salmon in this veggie-speckled phyllo-topped dish.
Salmon with Spring Vegetables
Recipe: Salmon with Spring Vegetables
Quick, simple, and light—this dinner fits in perfectly with ocean breezes and sunset views. Pair the meal with a dry rosé, and you're set!
Recipe: Salmon Wellington
A buttery, garlicky mixture of leeks and salmon bake into tender puff pastry dough to create this wonderful seafood rendition of a classic.