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This is a guest post from Christin of Blue Crab Martini

Garden fresh veggies are at their peak right now, and this Simple Roasted Salmon is the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of the season without too much effort. Sweet corn, tangy tomatoes, and fresh basil all combined with oven roasted salmon- it’s perfection on a fork!

This time of year, when the weather is still warm but back-to-school activities have filled our schedule, I have little desire to spend my afternoons working over a hot stove. Instead, our family enjoys meals that are fresh, simple, and full of produce straight from the garden. This Simple Roasted Salmon is one of our favorites because not only is it incredibly delicious and healthy, but it comes together in under 20 minutes. That’s a win-win for busy families like ours! All you need are a handful of ingredients, most of which you can find at your local farmer’s market, or if you’re lucky, from your very own garden.

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First, the salmon is rubbed with a light coating of olive oil and roasted in the oven until light and flaky. Then it’s topped with a relish of sweet corn, tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese (the feta is optional, but I think it adds a nice salty element to the dish). The cool crisp veggies pair perfectly with the warm and tender salmon. For a fun twist, you can add other tasty bits to the relish like fresh garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, or a finely diced red onion. Of course, you can always get creative and use whatever you have on hand from your garden!

Although summer won’t last forever and soon it will be pumpkin everything, I plan on savoring every last kernel of sweet corn and every sun-ripened tomato. I hope your family will do the same and give this delicious recipe a try very soon!

Assemble your ingredients: salmon, cherry tomatoes, basil, and corn.

Here is what you need:

2 salmon fillets, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup fresh corn (or drained canned corn), chilled
2 TBS fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup feta cheese (optional)
Extra virgin olive oil
 
 

Combine the cherry tomatoes, corn, basil, and feta cheese.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425*. Combine the cherry tomatoes, corn, basil, and feta cheese (optional) into a medium sized mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil (about ¼ cup) and stir to combine.

Drizzle with olive oil over salmon.

Step 2: Place the seasoned salmon fillets, skin side down, onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil to keep them moist while they roast.

Cook roasted salmon until flaky.

Step 3: Depending on the size and thickness of your salmon fillet, they should bake anywhere from 10-15 minutes (generally about 5-6 minutes per ½” of thickness). You will know that they are done when they are light and flaky (you can use a fork to test).

Spook corn mixture over salmon and rice.

Step 4: To serve, spoon the corn and tomato mixture onto the roasted salmon fillet. This dish is tasty when served over rice, couscous, or a bed of fresh arugula. Enjoy!

Enjoy roasted salmon, veggie salad, and rice together.

 

Recipe: Simple Roasted Salmon

These fresh flavors come together so easily to create a tasty dinner your whole family will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Recipe: Simple Roasted Salmon
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup cooked fresh corn or drained canned corn, chilled
  • 2 TBS fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ cup feta cheese optional- can be omitted
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425*. Combine the cherry tomatoes, corn, basil, and feta cheese (optional) into a medium sized mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil (about ¼ cup) and stir to combine.
  2. Place the seasoned salmon fillets, skin side down, onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil to keep them moist while they roast.
  3. Depending on the size and thickness of your salmon fillet, they should bake anywhere from 10-15 minutes (generally about 5-6 minutes per ½” of thickness). You will know that they are done when they are light and flaky (you can use a fork to test).
  4. To serve, spoon the corn and tomato mixture onto the roasted salmon fillet. This dish is tasty when served over rice, couscous, or a bed of fresh arugula. Enjoy!

Christin Wade is the creator and writer behind Christin Wade is the creator and writer behind the food blog Blue Crab Martini.the food blog Blue Crab Martini, where she shares easy, fresh, and wholesome recipes. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, two young boys ages 6 and 3, and the family dogs Cole and Rabbit. When she’s not baking, blogging, or being a mom you can find her on her paddleboard exploring the Chesapeake Bay.

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