There are so many easy and delicious ways to prepare nutritious, flavorful salmon. This one takes just a few minutes to whip up in the pressure cooker.

5-minute Lemon-Rosemary Salmon on a plate.

The salmon comes packed with heart-healthy fats and satiating protein, and you can easily swap in your favorite veggies and fresh herbs. I personally like to heighten the flavor by pairing it with a side of this Lemon-Dill Greek Yogurt dip.

Looking for another quick and delicious dinner? Try this One Sheet Mediterranean Shrimp with Charred Veggies.

5-minute Lemon-Rosemary Salmon on a plate.
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Lemon-Rosemary Salmon

There are so many easy and delicious ways to prepare nutritious, flavorful salmon. This one takes just a few minutes to whip up in the pressure cooker.
Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 to 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 pound salmon filet, skin on
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into coins or sticks
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into sticks


  • Add water and rosemary sprigs to the bottom of the pressure cooker.
  • Insert the steamer rack (the handles should extend upward and rest on sides of pot). Place the salmon filet on the rack, skin side down. Mist the top of the salmon with olive oil spray and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Lay the lemon slices over the top.
  • Close and secure the lid and make sure that the vent on top is turned to “sealing” position. Plug it in, press “steam” and then set it for 3 minutes. (General rule: it’s 3 minutes per one-inch salmon at thickest area.)
  • When the machine beeps, your salmon is cooked. Quickly release the pressure by moving the top button from “sealing” to “venting.” (Important note: move away from the line of steam when you shift the button.)
  • Press “warm/cancel” button. Remove the lid, and use oven mitts to carefully lift the metal rack with salmon out of the pot. Set aside while you cook the veggies.
  • Add the veggies into the pot (leaving the rosemary sprigs at the bottom) and put the lid back on. Press sauté and let the veggies cook for about 4 minutes (or to preferred texture). Follow the same instructions for releasing the steam and removing the top.
  • Transfer the veggies to a serving dish and top with the salmon and lemon slices. Add preferred seasonings and sauce. I personally love adding a lemon yogurt dill sauce.
  • *Alternatively, if you would like to cook the salmon in the oven: Preheat the oven to 420˚F. Place the seasoned salmon on a baking sheet misted with olive oil spray, skin side down, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until desired doneness. (The general rule of thumb is 5 to 7 minutes per ½-inch thickness.) To get the top of the fish brown and crispy, finish under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.


If you’re following a gluten-free diet, be sure to carefully read the packaging for each ingredient. While these foods are inherently gluten-free, gluten can sometimes be added during processing for a variety of reasons, including for flavor and consistency.
Nutrition information provided for ½ salmon and ½ serving veggies.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 330Carbohydrates: 5gProtein: 52gTotal Fat: 11g— Unsaturated Fat: 9g— Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 430mgFiber: 2gTotal Sugar: 4g— Natural Sugar: 4g— Added Sugar: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
I’m hoping you loved this recipe! If you made it and want to share feedback, I’d be so grateful to hear from you. Please leave a review below or tag @joybauer on Instagram!