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Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa

Simple and delicious roasted salmon with citrus salsa
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: family dinner, healthy, healthy cooking
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.