20 Heart-Healthy Salmon Recipes


20 Delicious Gluten-Free Salmon Recipes for your heart health. Many low carb recipes too! This post is sponsored by The Salmon Council.

20 Heart Healthy Salmon Recipes

I threw a lot of sweets at you over the past couple of weeks. A lot. Cake, cookies, brownies, candy, you name it, I made it and most of it contained chocolate. I think there was a soup recipe in there somewhere, but I admittedly went a little chocolate crazy in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day. It was all very good and thankfully, it was all low carb and gluten-free, but perhaps we need a little break from the sweets. Perhaps it’s time to focus on other food for a little while. Don’t worry, I will be back to the sweets and the chocolate soon enough, but today we’re going to focus on another of my favourite foods: salmon. I love salmon almost as much as I love chocolate and it doesn’t get nearly enough airtime here on All Day I Dream About Food.

And since February is American Heart Month, we have to give salmon its due. We know it’s important to take care of our hearts but that’s easier said than done in our busy lives. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 811,000 lives per year.  In fact, one woman dies from heart disease every minute. When it comes to heart-healthy foods, fish high in Omega-3s like wild-caught salmon top the list and we should be aiming for 2 servings of O-3 fatty fish per week. And the reality is that I just adore salmon and I always have. I love it in any form, from smoked to grilled to carpaccio. Knowing it’s good for my ticker is just icing on the salmon cakes. So when The Salmon Council asked if I would join them on their heart-smart campaign for February, it was a no-brainer for me.

In addition to rounding up 20 delicious gluten-free and heart-healthy salmon recipes, I also get to host a fun little giveaway for you. This Heart-Smart Gift Pack includes:

–   $30 Visa Gift Card

–           1 pack of Weber Firespice cedar planks (Visit Weber.com for recipes and tips including this step-by-step guide for perfect salmon planking)

–          1 Hooked on Salmon Insulated Tote Bag

If you’ve never had cedar-planked salmon, you need to remedy that immediately. Or at least when summer comes and you can get the grill out again. It makes for the most tender fish you can imagine and I’ve included several great recipes from great bloggers below!

20 Heart Healthy Salmon Recipes (most are low carb!)

Sesame Roasted Salmon with Wasabi Mayo from All Day I Dream About Food

California King Salmon with Lemon Caper Pesto and Zucchini from Cooking on the Weekends

Walnut Crusted Seared Wasabi Salmon with Warm Napa Cabbage Salad from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Quick and Easy Pecan-Crusted Salmon from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Sockeye Salmon from Foodness Gracious

Almond Crusted Salmon with Gingered Grapefruit Relish

Persian Cucumber Bites with Lox and Dill Cream Cheese from Everyday Maven


Spinach Nutmeg Pie with Wild Salmon from The Clean Dish

Grilled Miso Ginger Salmon from Pass The Sushi

Pan Seared Salmon with Garlicky Swiss Chard from The Lemon Bowl

Endive with Boursin and Smoked Salmon from All Day I Dream About Food

Lemon Pepper Salmon

Lemon Pepper Salmon in foil from Diethood

Quick Oven Roasted Salmon with Spinach Pesto from Miss In The Kitchen

Smoked Salmon Chowder from Barefeet In The Kitchen

Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce

Roasted Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce from A Spicy Perspective

Maple Glazed Salmon Salad from All Day I Dream About Food

Lemon Oregano Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes from Recipe Girl

Double Smoked Stuffed Salmon

Double Smoked Stuffed Salmon from Girl Carnivore

Steamed Wild Samon with Mizuna Mustard Greens from Joanne Eats Well With Others

Grilled Cedar Planked Coho Salmon with Lime Chili Butter

Smoked Salmon Salad with Dilled Bearnaise Dressing from All Day I Dream About Food

For more healthy salmon ideas, check out the Hooked On Salmon Facebook Page!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Salmon Council. All opinions, thoughts, recipes, photography, random tangents and incoherent ramblings are my own.

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  1. Cat says

    I love salmon! ….and yes I’ve made cedar – planked salmon on the grill. It’s delicious! I hope I win this giveaway!

  2. Maureen says

    I love salmon! An easy recipe is to brush with olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and bake. Yummy! I definitely want to try a few of these recipes!

  3. hilda fernandez says

    my favorite way actually happened by experiment and not wanting to throw away left over sushi. we ordered a huge boat at our favorite sushi place and had a few sashimi pieces left over, mostly salmon and decided to bring it home. a few hours later we got hungry again then thought to do something with the sashimi so we seasoned them a little, put it on foil and cooked it in the BBQ till crispy. honestly since then i cant have salmon any other way!! we buy salmon, cut them with a really sharp knife into sashimi then BBQ them. =)

  4. Stacy says

    I do tend to associate you with the best sweets in the grain/sugar free community, but your Sesame Roasted Salmon with Wasabi Mayo is divine. We love salmon whether, grilled, smoked, made into sashimi, baked or fried.

  5. Jean Tav says

    My favorite way to make salmon is to thinly slice lemons and put the on a baking pan; lay a sprig of thyme on the lemon; lay a 4ounce filet of salmon on the lemon slices; season with salt, pepper and a squirt of lemon. Broil for 5 or 6 minutes and it’s done. Yummy and simple.

  6. Felicia says

    I love salmon, esp cooked on a plank – just fabulous! I also like to squirt it with lemon juice then put pesto on the flesh side and bake it – SO good on a bed of greens~ what a great give away! thanks!

  7. Nancy Settel says

    There are so many wonderful ways to use salmon but sometimes with this horrible winter you want real comfort food so a big bowl of salmon chowder is always welcome on a cold, snowy, miserable day and believe me we have had plenty this winter (soup and snow!!).

  8. Heather says

    thanks for allowing people who don’t facebook, twitter, etc a chance to enter, so many of the blogs just assume we are all social media hook ups.

  9. Mary Anna says

    I haven’t made it in a while, but used to marinate in maple syrup/bourbon/grainy mustard, and then bake it in a hot oven. yum!

  10. Ronnie M says

    We don’t have a favorite – yet. Salmon is a new item on our menu and we’re looking for more ways to add it to our menu plans each week.

  11. Rachel says

    I’m a honey dijon under the broiler kind of girl myself. Can’t wait to try some of these though. You’re saving me from the monotony!!

  12. Ivonne says

    omg yum!!! I think I need to give salmon a try again. The last two times I’ve had it I’ve gotten sick, which is super weird?!

  13. Kris in Alaska says

    Fresh salmon right out of the water is wonderful with just a squirt of lemon juice and butter and salt & pepper!

  14. Shannon says

    I love salmon and usually cook it very simply. Olive oil, salt, pepper. My biggest tip about salmon is not to overcook it! I like mine med-rare in the middle.

  15. Katelyn G says

    I love salmon but am the only one in my house that does. I tend to eat it with my breakfast but am looking forward to seeing these recipes and finding ways to make meals for myself.

  16. Sydney says

    I loooove salmon. My husband is Norwegian and every time we visit we eat the most amazing wild caught salmon there. My favorite way to eat is is raw with soy sauce, but all of these recipes look delicious!!!

  17. says

    What great ideas for salmon. If I have any cooked salmo left over (very rare) I make low carb rice free sushi with simply salmon, cream cheese and nori sheets. Thanks for all the inspiration.


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