Salmon Recipes Perfect for Summer
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These dishes are light, delicious, and perfect for those warmer months
Salmon Recipes Perfect for Summer
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Salmon Recipes Perfect for Summer

Salmon Recipes Perfect for Summer
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Salmon is a great, versatile fish that even fussy eaters can get behind fairly easily. Raw in ceviche, tartar, or carpaccio, cooked in a pan, baked in the oven, or grilled outside on the barbecue, there are so many ways to prepare this delicate fish.

Many home cooks favor the oven when it comes to cooking salmon, and that’s not surprising. Turning on the oven, lightly seasoning a fillet or two, and then just throwing it in the oven does yield fantastic results with almost zero effort on the part of the cook. But who wants to turn on their oven during the summer? When the air is already hot enough, transforming a kitchen into a hellishly hot sauna simply does not make sense.

Summer dishes should be easy, cooling and full of flavors that are light and bright and don’t weigh you down with masses of dairy or rich sauces. Turn instead to grilled recipes, raw recipes, and recipes that feature fresh flavors like avocado-lime guacamole, pea pesto, cold soba noodle salad, and tart pineapple as brilliant accompaniments to salmon. Citrus-marinated salmon, grilled glazed sweet and spicy salmon or salmon poké are just a few excellent salmon recipes that are simply perfect for summer.

Alaska Salmon Poké

Alaska Salmon Poké
Alaska Seafood

Make this tasty salmon poke for a lovely light meal that is high in protein, low in calories, and absolutely full of flavor.

For the Alaska Salmon Poké recipe, click here.

Spiced Salmon Mango Avocado Salad

Spiced Salmon Mango Avocado Salad
Ayesha Curry on behalf of the National Mango Board

Sweet mango and a combination of spices — chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and garlic powder to name a few — along with a great vinaigrette all team up in this salad for a dish that is perfect for any hot summer day or night.

For the Spiced Salmon Mango Avocado Salad recipe, click here.

Balsamic Alaska Salmon With Strawberries

Balsamic Alaska Salmon With Strawberries
Alaska Seafood

Homemade balsamic vinaigrette, wild-caught salmon, baby kale, quinoa, and ripe strawberries make this dish a celebration of tastes and textures. It’s cool and refreshing, making for a lovely lunch or dinner.

For the Balsamic Alaska Salmon With Strawberries recipe, click here.

BLT Salmon Caesar Salad

BLT Salmon Caesar Salad
Eggland’s Best

Everyone loves a BLT and everyone loves a good Caesar salad, right? Why not combine the two and add a lovely fillet of salmon and a soft-boiled egg for a winning combination.

For the BLT Salmon Caesar Salad recipe, click here.

Caribbean Jerk Alaska Salmon and Spiked Pineapple Skewers

Caribbean Jerk Alaska Salmon and Spiked Pineapple Skewers
Alaska Seafood

Spice up your summer grilling with this combination of jerk-style spices, grilled salmon, and sweet grilled pineapple.

For the Caribbean Jerk Alaska Salmon and Spiked Pineapple Skewers recipe, click here.

Chile Honey Glazed Salmon

Chile Honey Glazed Salmon

Enjoy the combination of heat and sweet in this Mexican-inspired grilled salmon recipe.

For the Chile Honey Glazed Salmon recipe, click here.

Citrus-Marinated Grilled Salmon With Tabbouleh Salad

Citrus-Marinated Grilled Salmon With Tabbouleh Salad
Whole Food Market

Tabbouleh salad is a beloved whole-grain dish. As with traditional versions, this recipe uses fragrant mint and parsley to flavor the salad, which proves a great match for grilled salmon topped with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

For the Citrus-Marinated Grilled Salmon With Tabbouleh Salad recipe, click here.

Grilled Glazed Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Grilled Glazed Sweet and Spicy Salmon
Donna Griffith

Dark brown sugar, hot mustard, soy sauce, and rice vinegar are all you need to make this great sweet and spicy glazed salmon that is a wonderful way to switch things up for a summer grilling sesh.

For the Grilled Glazed Sweet and Spicy Salmon recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon on a Stick

Grilled Salmon on a Stick
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When it comes to summer cooking and eating, foods on sticks just sort of taste better, doesn’t it? These salmon skewers are full of flavor from a delicious marinade that combines garlic, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, and olive oil.

For the Grilled Salmon on a Stick recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Cabbage Carrot Slaw

Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Cabbage Carrot Slaw
Elegant Affairs

Avocado cabbage slaw makes for a refreshing topping to cumin-rubbed salmon inside warm corn taco shells.

For the Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Cabbage Carrot Slaw recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Cabbage Carrot Slaw

Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Cabbage Carrot Slaw
Hass Avocado Board

Avocado cabbage slaw makes for a refreshing topping to cumin-rubbed salmon inside warm corn taco shells.

For the Grilled Salmon Tacos With Avocado Cabbage Carrot Slaw recipe, click here.

Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad

Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad
Amy Neunsinger

Mayer lemon and creamy cucumber salad — made with sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and dill — makes for a nice, lighter alternative to summer’s more traditional potato salad.

For the Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe, click here.

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon With Veggies and Oranges

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon With Veggies and Oranges
Oxmoor House

Though this recipe does use an oven to cook everything, this dish is quite simple to make — everything cooks on a single sheet pan and comes together in just 25 minutes, so it’s perfect for those busy summer days when time seems to fly by and you still need to make something delicious and nutritious for dinner.

For the Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon With Veggies and Oranges recipe, click here.

Maple Sriracha Salmon

Maple Sriracha Salmon
George Foreman

Add some spice to your summer with this maple sriracha grilled salmon. This recipe is easy and perfect for those summer days or nights when you want to impress your friends and family without breaking a sweat.

For the Maple Sriracha Salmon recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Salmon Burger Pitas

Mediterranean Salmon Burger Pitas
Alaska Seafood

Forget burgers and hot dogs — or maybe just take a break from them — with these wonderful, light salmon burger pitas that are ready in no time at all and taste great.

For the Mediterranean Salmonburger Pitas recipe, click here.

Pea Pesto Salmon

Pea Pesto Salmon
Haylie Duff

This pea pesto lightens up a simple grilled salmon dish and is particularly delicious served over some wild rice.

For the Pea Pesto Salmon recipe, click here.

Salmon Burger With Avocado-Lime Guacamole

Salmon Burger With Avocado-Lime Guacamole
Zov Karamardian

Asian flavors, fresh herbs, and a brilliant avocado and lime guacamole pack these salmon burgers full of flavors. Everyone is sure to love them.

For the Salmon Burger With Avocado-Lime Guacamole recipe, click here.

Salmon With Greek Yogurt and Dill Sauce

Salmon With Greek Yogurt and Dill Sauce
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Nothing says summer like masses of fresh dill! Serve this fresh yogurt, dill, and caper sauce over simple grilled salmon for a great summer meal.

For the Salmon With Greek Yogurt and Dill Sauce recipe, click here.

Spice-Crusted Salmon and Soba Noodle Salad

Spice-Crusted Salmon and Soba Noodle Salad
Julie Caparas

This is an incredibly satisfying noodle dish that balances different textures and a bold mixture of flavors. Creamy miso dressing over soba noodles, tangy pickled vegetables, and a spice-crusted salmon fillet make for an exotic and exciting dish.

For the Spice-Crusted Salmon and Soba Noodle Salad recipe, click here.

Whiskey Ginger Grilled Salmon

Whiskey Ginger Grilled Salmon
Dine & Dish and The National Salmon Council

A brilliant marinade of teriyaki sauce, black pepper, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and whiskey make this simple salmon dish taste wonderful.

For the Whiskey Ginger Grilled Salmon recipe, click here.

Wild Alaska Salmon Fajitas

Wild Alaska Salmon Fajitas
Alaska Seafood

Up your fajita game with these tasty salmon fajitas. With bell peppers, guacamole, black beans, pico de gallo, and a tart lime wedge, no one will be able to resist them! Cook everything on the grill for just one on the many genius recipes that will let you make dinner on the grill every day for the rest of summer.

For the Wild Alaska Salmon Fajitas recipe, click here.

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