Now that the holidays are almost over and winter is in full swing, we can start to slowly think about getting back on track with healthy eats, warm winter salads and lean proteins. When it comes to the latter, most people tend to lean toward pulses and chicken. However, fish can also offer huge health benefits — and salmon is the perfect starting point. It’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein and versatile enough to keep you interested. These 15 heavenly salmon recipes will have you darting to the nearest fish counter in no time.


1. Teriyaki Salmon Bowl: Bright and healthful bowls have been all the rage this year, and incorporating a nutritious fillet of Teriyaki-slathered salmon into the mix is pure perfection. The best part is that you can ditch that sodium-rich bottle of sauce, since this Teriyaki is homemade and can be whipped up in just five minutes. (via Simple Healthy Kitchen)


2. Sesame Crusted Salmon: Inspired by the beloved everything bagel, this salmon is jam-packed with garlicky and onion-y flavors that you don’t want to miss out on. To add to that, the homemade seasoning blend creates a crunchy texture that will leave you craving salmon all day, every day. (via The Cooking Jar)


3. Salmon Tacos With Pomegranate Guacamole: Fish tacos have become increasingly popular, but we rarely see salmon tucked into those soft shells; after ogling over these bad boys, we can’t understand why. To keep it seasonally inspired, pomegranate joins the party, offering these tacos a new and exciting burst of flavor. (via Chili Pepper Madness)


4. Salmon Pasta With a Creamy Garlic Sauce: These chilly months are the best months to curl up with a rich and delicious pasta dish, but we’re urging you to ditch the chicken Alfredo for some garlicky salmon goodness. This dish is elegant yet easy, so you can up your pasta game in a snap. (via Salt and Lavender)


5. Garlic Lovers Salmon in Foil: Whether you’re in the mood to grill or bake, this delectable salmon will be your new go-to. With only a few minutes of prep, this fillet is brushed with a mind-blowing lemony, buttery garlic sauce that will impress your fam and have them begging for seconds. (via Gimme Some Oven)


6. Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir-Fry: This bowl is a total dream for anyone craving healthy flavors and hearty textures. Fresh veggies and robust salmon chunks are tossed in a sake and ginger sauce to create this mouth-watering 30-minute meal. It also makes for great leftovers, so consider tomorrow’s lunch made. (via Half Baked Harvest)


7. Paleo Salmon and Scallop Chowder: Anyone who has an affinity for seafood will be pining for this rich and creamy chowder. Fennel and dill bring tons of freshness to this bowl, while soft chunks of potato offer us the carbs we covet when it comes to winter comfort food. (via Naked Cuisine)


8. Salmon Tikka Over Quinoa: We’re not sure what to be more excited about — the incredible flavors in this dish, or the fact that it’s on the dinner table in 15 minutes. WHUT! This wonderfully smokey salmon is topped off with a cooling cucumber raita; the combination truly takes your palate for a ride. (via Pickled Plum)


9. Salsa Verde Baked Salmon in Foil: Jazz up your salmon fillets with some tangy salsa verde this week — it just might become part of your weekly rotation. Baked in foil, salmon comes out flaky and moist, and it’s the perfect match for the crisp veggies and garlicky juices. (via Whole Food Bellies)


10. Lox Bagels: Salmon for breakfast? Oh heck yes. Lox bagels are a total delicacy and the perfect way to start the day — especially on an easy breezy weekend when you can indulge in pure contentment. Toasted bagels are topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, salty capers and fresh dill, throwing your tastebuds into a state of complete bliss. (via Lauren Kelp)


11. Creamy Salmon Risoni/Orzo: There are some folks out there who actually believe you shouldn’t cross cheese with seafood; those folks are missing out. When done right, seafood and cheese get along swimmingly, and this creamy 15-minute Parmesan risoni/orzo dish is divine proof. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


12. Salmon Burgers With Apricot Relish: There are certain foods we don’t get to enjoy as much in the snowy months — like burgers. Who wants to stand outside and grill in sub-zero temps? Not us, which is why this salmon burger is perfection. Not only is it tasty AF, but you can cook it on your stove top in the comfort of your warm kitchen. (via Diversivore)


13. 30-Minute Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Skewers: It might seem odd to consider making skewers mid-winter, but when you can sear them on your stove, all is right in the world. These flavor bombs will give you that sense of rejuvenation you’re looking for, with their fresh ingredients and glorious blend of sweet and heat. (via How Sweet It Is)


14. Honey Garlic Salmon and Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner: It’s a good night when you can accomplish a tantalizing dinner on one single sheet pan — not to mention that clean-up is a cinch. This stunning salmon fillet is mopped with a simple yet flavorful sauce that is bright, sweet and garlicky. (via Jo Cooks)


15. Salmon Caprese With Balsamic Glaze: Bring some Italian flare to your salmon with the elements of a classic Caprese salad. Gooey mozzarella coats these fillets, while grape tomatoes and basil bring a level of freshness that cannot be matched. (via Cooking With Mamma C)

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