Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Try this dish—it’s so simple, yet loaded with flavor and good-for-you nutrients, including omega-3 fats.

Baked Salmon with Sautéed Spinach on a white plate.

If you’re not in the mood for salmon, you can substitute cod, halibut, or tilapia instead. Dinner is served!

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Baked Salmon with Sautéed Spinach

Try this dish—it’s so simple, yet loaded with flavor and good-for-you nutrients, including omega-3 fats. 
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 6 ounces salmon fillet, wild or Alaskan
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups spinach


  • Preheat oven to 425˚ and position a rack to the top spot. Liberally mist a baking sheet with oil spray.
  • Place salmon skin side down (if skin is intact), mist with olive oil spray and season with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and other preferred seasonings. Roast in the oven on the top rack for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Set the oven to broil and finish under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp the tops, if you’d like them more well done.
  • (A general rule: Cook for about 4 minutes per ½-inch thickness of salmon, or until the internal temperatures reaches 125˚ to 130˚ for medium. Add a few more minutes if you prefer it well done; subtract a few minutes if you want it medium rare.)
  • Coat a pan with extra virgin olive oil, and warm over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach leaves and sauté until cooked down. Season as desired with preferred seasonings.


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 320Carbohydrates: 9gProtein: 43gTotal Fat: 13g— Unsaturated Fat: 11g— Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 310mgFiber: 5gTotal Sugar: 0g— Natural Sugar: 0g— 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.
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