If you鈥檝e wanted to cook more seafood聽but aren鈥檛 sure where to start, salmon is a great gateway聽fish. It鈥檚 extremely versatile, whether you鈥檙e looking for a simple sheet pan dinner or something a little more adventurous like curry. Even more incentive is the fact that salmon is rich in the fatty acid omega 3, which aids the metabolism process. Still intimidated? These 19 healthy salmon recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare. You can totally spare that amount of time for a delicious home-cooked meal that鈥檚 also good for you.


1.聽Hearty Salmon Chowder: Save this recipe for a rainy day 鈥 a very chilly, rainy, gloomy day. Coconut milk adds richness to this chowder that will warm you up in no time. Plus it鈥檚 dairy free, so you won鈥檛 feel too heavy after your meal. (via Healing Family Eats)


2.聽Salmon Salad Veggie Power Bowls With Raspberry and Balsamic Glaze: Don鈥檛 be fooled by the look of this colorful bowl. You can still power up on healthy fats in salad form thanks to the addition of salmon and avocado oil. (via Cotter Crunch)


3.聽Asparagus Foil Baked Salmon: Any dinner that uses the bare minimum in cookware and utensils is an automatic favorite, and this salmon and asparagus wrapped in foil is no exception. Just season, seal and bake. In 30 minutes, you鈥檒l have a perfectly cooked piece of salmon and a very small amount of dishes to do. Hey, you could even eat it straight from the foil if you鈥檙e really committed! (via Primavera Kitchen)


4.聽Sheet Pan Salmon With Crispy Kale: Your inner #lazygirl is doing a dance for this sheet pan meal. Both prep time and cook time take less than 10 minutes, making this the dinner solution to resisting聽takeout on busy evenings. (via Buzzfeed)


5.聽Harissa Salmon, Broccolini and Spinach One-Pot Pilaf: Don鈥檛 you love when there鈥檚 only one pot to clean after making dinner? That鈥檚 one reason you鈥檒l love this salmon recipe with lots of green veggies, jasmine rice and spicy harissa. You鈥檒l be amazed wondering聽how so much聽flavor can be contained to聽a single pot.聽(via Mind Food)


6.聽Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad With Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing: Spice up your taco salad with some smokey grilled salmon. It鈥檚 topped with a delicious creamy avocado dressing that鈥檚 basically guacamole but liquefied. Add crumbled taco shells for an extra crunch, and don鈥檛 forget the Cholula. (via Cooking Classy)


7.聽Chile Lime Salmon Fajita Salad With Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette: This 20+ ingredient salad is a force for all other salads to reckon with. It鈥檚 hearty, packed with spicy flavor and SO good for you. Have this for lunch and feel like you can take on anything for the rest of the day. (via聽Half Baked Harvest)


8.聽Asian Sesame Salad With Sriracha Salmon: This colorful salad with salmon and Asian flavors is almost too pretty to eat, but of course you鈥檙e going to eat it. Make the sriracha salmon in advance, and save some extra for a faster prep time.聽(via For the Love of Food)


9.聽Smokey Salmon Burgers With Grainy Mustard: Redefine your idea of a burger after a bite of this tasty salmon burger. It mixes fresh salmon with smoked salmon for a clever little flavor boost. With a spicy grainy mustard and fresh watercress, this might be a contender for a spot in your favorite burger rankings. Now if only they started serving these at In-N-Out Burger. (via Martha Stewart)


10.聽Pan-Roasted Salmon With Spicy Miso Broth and Wakame: Try your hand at cooking up this comforting Japanese soup. It鈥檚 not quite ramen because the miso broth isn鈥檛 as rich as traditional ramen broth that鈥檚 cooked down with pork bones for hours, but it will do all right聽for a quick dinner. Tender salmon and salty miso taste like they were made for each other. (via聽Blue Apron)


11.聽Spicy Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema: Fish tacos might be one of the most satisfying dishes to make because,聽hello,聽they鈥檙e tacos, and they take very little time to prepare. These grilled fish tacos definitely fit the bill. Make a good amount so you can eat them all week 鈥 nobody鈥檚 getting tired of tacos聽any time soon. (via Foodess)


12.聽Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry: In the time it takes to have food delivered, you can have even better food made at home with less grease and fresher ingredients. Try this salmon soba stir fry for starters. It鈥檚 a great source of protein thanks to edamame, cashews and salmon. Plus, it tastes great cold, so you can pack it for lunch the next day. (via Half Baked Harvest)


13.聽Honey Garlic Salmon and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner: Yes, a fully balanced meal can fit on one sheet pan, and it鈥檚 totally delicious. You can swap out green beans and potatoes for whatever is in season, be it Brussels sprouts or parsnips. Making substitutions is a great聽confidence booster for improvising with recipes聽in the kitchen.聽(via Kristine鈥檚 Kitchen)


14.聽Healthy Vegetable Packed Paleo Salmon Cakes: These cute salmon cakes are like the grown up version of fish sticks. Opt for fresh salmon for a better tasting dish. Wrapping these cakes聽in lettuce or cabbage adds a wonderful crunch.聽(via Cotter Crunch)


15.聽Easy Salmon and Potato Foil Packets: Dinner鈥檚 on the table in 30 minutes or less thanks to this foil packet with salmon and potatoes. You can add a green like asparagus or green beans to the packet as well, so you get a balanced meal without dirtying any extra cookware. (via Averie Cooks)


16.聽Sesame Ginger Salmon: After trying this sesame ginger salmon, you鈥檙e going to want to put this salty-sweet glaze on everything. It鈥檚 such a perfect flavor balance that you should probably聽make a little extra to pour on top of your rice.聽(via Damn Delicious)


17.聽Green Curry Salmon and Cashew With Quinoa: A variety of herbs and spices like galangal, green chilies and turmeric make up this incredibly flavorful green curry. Luckily, you don鈥檛 have to make the curry from scratch thanks to the wonders of curry paste. (via Cotter Crunch)


18.聽Easy Salmon Piccata: The lemony, salty flavors of Italian piccata work amazingly well with salmon, although piccata is usually made with veal. It鈥檚 no surprise though. Fish and lemon are a classic fatty vs. acidic flavor pairing. (via Cafe Delites)


19.聽Sweet Chili Salmon Skewers: Make these Thai-inspired salmon skewers for your first barbecue of the season. Changing up the menu from hamburgers and hot dogs to something sweet and spicy on a stick will shake your party up in the best way. Just be prepared to share. (via聽How Sweet It Is)

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