pan seared salmon with snow peas and white bean salad

Everyday Salmon Recipes: 7 Dishes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

When we think of versatile foods, salmon may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But wild sockeye salmon is perfect for any meal, at any time of day. Vary up your old routines with these inventive salmon recipes.

Breakfast

Fresh Salmon and Veggie Omelet

Breakfast salmon doesn’t always have to be smoked. This flavor-rich omelet balances fresh salmon with onions, green peppers, and a healthy amount of cheddar cheese. It’s quick, and it’ll set you up powerfully for your day.

omelet with hash browns and an orange slice

Dill Salmon Scramble

Fish leftovers might feel tricky, but they are great for breakfast. This breakfast scramble is the perfect use of last night’s salmon filets. Fresh dill and garlic bring out the best of both the eggs and the salmon. Top it off with a homemade Greek yogurt sauce, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a five-star brunch hotspot.

Lunch

Seared Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

This recipe is elegant and exciting, with very little work. Just sautée the salmon in avocado oil with a little salt and pepper, and top it with fresh pineapple salsa. The savory nature of the fish pairs perfectly with the sweet, fruity salsa, and makes for a refreshing lunch (or dinner) entrée.

seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Salmon Croquettes

If you have a little more time and want to flex your chef muscles, then these croquettes are for you. The salmon filets are poached in white wine and tarragon, and then mixed into an almond-based mix to form small, spongy croquettes. Pan-sear them to earn that coveted crispy crust, and garnish with a lemony remoulade sauce.

Dinner

Pan-Seared Salmon with Snow Pea and White Bean Salad

The key to seared salmon is the crispy, buttery salmon skin, which is quickly achieved in a hot pan. Served with a lemony, crunchy snow pea and white bean salad, this dish is the perfect way to welcome the coming of spring.

Pan-Seared Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing and Radish Apple Salad

This salmon recipe is perfect for a light spring dinner. Sear salmon filets in butter, and serve them atop a salad of radishes and apples. A Greek yogurt and herb-based dressing ties everything together, making this dish rich, flavorful, and bright.

pan-seared salmon with salad and green goddess

Sheet Pan Pesto Salmon with Delicata Squash

Contrary to popular belief, flavor and nutrition can (and do) go well together. This complex, nutrition-loaded recipe combines omega-3 rich Salmon, fiber-filled delicata squash, and a homemade vitamin-packed pesto. Using almonds and dill in the pesto help to compliment the natural flavors of the wild salmon, and the low-carb delicata round out this simple, savory supper.

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Jonathan Littauer
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