These 5 Quick Salmon Recipes Are the Stress-Free Dinners We All Need

Updated 05/03/19

Is it just us, or does salmon never seem to get old? Packed with  fatty acids, the easy-to-cook fish is as healthy as it is delicious, making it one of our favorite  proteins. Not to mention it's impressively versatile to cook with, making the recipe options seemingly endless. Case in point, this curated collection of recipes sourced from some of our favorite foodies.

Spanning Mediterranean-inspired salmon souvlaki bowls filled with fresh veggies to quick-and-easy salmon fajita salad boats, these are, hands down, the  we all need after a long week. And the best part? All of these recipes come together in less time than it takes to watch an episode of The Crown, so you don't have to spend more than 45 minutes whipping up a healthy, tasty meal.

Keep scrolling for five quick salmon recipes to add to your busy weeknight dinner repertoire.

Salmon Souvlaki Bowls

Quick salmon souvlaki bowls
Half Baked Harvest

Time Needed: Despite all the chopping required to make these bowls, this  is ready in just 30 minutes, with 15 minutes dedicated to prep and 15 to actual cooking, notes recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest.

Hero Ingredient: The Meditteranean-inspired marinade is what makes this salmon so insanely good. Fragrant oregano and garlic combine with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and plenty of olive oil in this flavorful marinade.

Serving Tip: A drizzle of lemon juices lends the dish a little brightness, a dollop of Tzatziki adds a bit of creaminess, and a handful of fresh herbs gives the dish a dash of freshness.

Williams Sonoma Open Kitchen Bistro Pasta Bowls, Set of 4, Blue $28

Salmon Fajita Salad Boats

Quick salmon fajita salad boats
Half Baked Harvest

Time Needed: Recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest notes that  can be made in about 30 minutes, allotting 15 minutes for prepping ingredients and 15 minutes for cooking.

Hero Ingredient: The chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin seasoning lend Mexican-inspired flavors to these salmon fajita salad boats. When paired with sauteed peppers and fresh romaine lettuce, these flavors really shine.

Serving Tip: A tropically flavored salsa complete with sweet mangos, spicy jalapeños, and tangy lime juice pairs well with this delicious fish dish.

Williams Sonoma Walnut Cheese Board with Handle $70

Creamy Bowtie Pasta With Salmon and Asparagus

Creamy bowtie pasta with salmon and asparagus
Foodie Crush

Time Needed: This  is ready in 30 minutes (even less if you're using leftover salmon, notes recipe creator Heidi of Foodie Crush).

Hero Ingredient: The fresh dill. You might be tempted to skip this garnish, but trust us, it's worth tracking down this herb just to put the finishing flourish on this 30-minute weeknight wonder.

Serving Tip: Top with an extra grating of fresh parmesan just before serving for an extra dose cheesy goodness.

White Skillet
Staub White Skillet $170

Smoked Salmon Pizza With Dill & Capers

Quick smoked salmon pizza recipe
Stuck in the Kitchen

Time Needed: If you're using store-bought dough, you can whip up this impressive-looking  in just 20 minutes. 

Hero Ingredient: The smoked salmon. Packed with flavor, this ingredient steals the spotlight. Plus, it doesn't require any prep work. Simply pull it out of the package and place it on top of the dough and bake.

Serving Tip: Sprinkle the pizza with capers and fresh dill right after pulling it out of the oven for a crowd-pleasing flavor combination that comes together in minutes.

Pizza Baker and Stone
All-Clad Pizza Baker and Stone $125

Roast Salmon With Fennel Rocket & Potato Salad

Quick roast salmon recipe
Stuck in the Kitchen

Time Needed: This  comes together in 45 minutes. Although, you can skip the 30-minute salmon brine bath if you're really in a hurry.

Hero Ingredient: The salmon. The simple seasonings used in this recipe really let the protein shine. All you need are olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to complement the fish.

Serving Tip: Simply toss lemon juice, yogurt, and herbs in a food processor (or blender) to whip up a tasty sauce to pour over the salmon before plating.

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Williams Sonoma Shun Hikari 8" Chef's Knife $375 $300

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