Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Simple Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa!

Merry day after Christmas everyone! I hope you had an incredible holiday. I thought it would be great to share a quick and easy dinner that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. Now that we are in the cold winter months it is prime citrus season, one of my favorites. Citrus is a perfect pairing for fish, its adds acidity and the perfect freshness that doesn’t overpower delicate fish.

Wild sockeye salmon is my go to type of salmon to buy i love to get it at Costco! It is loaded with flavor and nutrients. For this recipe I simply seasoned it with salt and pepper and broiled it for about 4-7 minutes depending on the thickness. The salsa is loaded with oranges, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro and fresh parsley. A little bit of acid, fat and heat they key flavor profiles for any salsa or sauce.

The salmon and salsa can be made ahead, served at room temperature or warm.

Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Simple and delicious roasted salmon with citrus salsa
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 lb wild sockeye salmon
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

Cirtus Salsa

  • 2 large oranges segmented and chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalopeno seeds removed, diced
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F: Heat the oven to 425°F with a rack placed in the middle. Line a roasting pan or baking sheet with foil.
    Pat the salmon dry
    Rub the salmon with oil, salt, and pepper: Drizzle some oil over the top of each salmon — just enough to coat the salmon — and rub it over the salmon with your fingers or a pastry brush. Sprinkle the salmon generously with salt and pepper.
    Place the salmon in the roasting pan: Place the salmon in the roasting pan, skin-side down. Transfer to the oven.
    Roast for 4 to 6 minutes per half-inch thickness of salmon: Roasting time depends on the thickness of your salmon, as determined by the thickest part of the salmon fillet. For every half-inch of salmon, roast 4 to 6 minutes — 4 minutes will give you salmon that is still a touch rare, 6 minutes will thoroughly cook it.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and allow to sit 15 minutes before serving. 
Keyword family dinner, healthy, healthy cooking