This recipe is sponsored by Tessemae’s All Natural, however all opinions are my own.
Some days I feel guilty about the amount of carb filled dinners Jorge and I have been eating. From tacos to pizza, it starts to weigh on you…um, literally. When this happens, I always find myself wondering over to the fish counter.
After a weekend filled with candy and brownies (thanks again Valentine’s Day), I found myself parked in front of the fish counter once again. I picked up some salmon fillets as a treat for Jorge (it is his favorite) and some flounder too. I love flounder and plan on making it how I always make my fish.
While that is my favorite healthy way to prepare white fish, I wanted to do something different with the salmon. It needed to still be quick and easy, otherwise I knew I wouldn’t have the strength in me to make it after bath time with the twins.
Jorge actually came up with the idea of doing a balsamic marinade for the salmon. I had just gotten a bunch of Tessemae’s All Natural Dressings that I had forgotten on the counter and he had the idea to use the balsamic one as the base for a marinade. It was brilliant! We loved it so much that we tweaked the recipe a bit more and made it again so I could share it with all of you!
I am actually new to learning about Tessemae’s and was a little skeptical. I loved their fun vibe and all natural promises, but I honestly wasn’t sure how much I was going to like dressings that were all gluten free, dairy free, non-gmo, vegan, sugar free, and olive oil based. I mean, that sounds perfect, but they can’t taste great…right? Wrong. I am totally impressed and have been using their dressings in all kinds of ways! My favorite so far is the Green Goddess flavor on salads for lunch.
After making this Balsamic Roasted Salmon a second time, Jorge announced it was his favorite way he has had Salmon yet. It is a little spicy, a little sweet and you get great flavor from the balsamic dressing.
It is absolutely my new favorite way, because it takes 30 minutes from start to finish — and half of that time the fish is marinating and you can be whipping up your sides!
Balsamic Roasted Salmon
Balsamic Roasted Salmon is a healthy meal you can have on the table in just 30 minutes! This oven-baked fish dinner, made with a balsamic marinade, is best served with a side of greens or rice.
- 2 (6 oz) salmon fillets
- 1/2 cup Tessemae's Balsamic Dressing
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sriracha
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together Tessemae's Balsamic Dressing, garlic, brown sugar, sriracha, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Marinate salmon fillets in mixture for 15 minutes.
- While fillets are marinating, preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and lightly grease with olive oil or butter so the salmon does not stick.
- Place salmon skin-side down on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven on the top rack. Bake for 5 minutes, lightly brush any leftover marinade on top of the fillets and bake for 5 minutes more (or until salmon is cooked throughly and flakes easily with a fork).
- Serve with fresh greens (like spicy arugula) or grains (like couscous) for a healthy quick dinner!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1254mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
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This looks Soooo good! I have Salmon, now to find the dressing!
I looked up a store near me that carried Tessamae’s and then couldn’t find it there. Can you help me? I would really like to make this salmon!
Hi Jason, did you check the refrigerated dressing section over by the produce? That’s usually where it is located!
Did you ever find the dressing? If so, what store did you find it at? Thank you in advance for your reply.
I love salmon and this version looks great.
I made this for my husband and I last night and we loved it! I had a hard time finding Tessemae’s — then someone at Whole Foods told me it was in the refrigerated section. Just a tip for anyone else looking!
I tried this yesterday and loved it. Had a little thicker of a salmon fillet, so had to let it cook an additional 5 minutes. But was perfect! New go-to salmon recipe.
This sounds wonderful. I will try it first on Salmon, but already thinking of other fish to try it on too. We are big fish eaters at our house.
Want to give this a shot on my sometimes salmon eating Husband. Any way to get him to eat more healthy foods is a win for me!
Being on the West Coast, we get fresh salmon all the time. Can’t wait to try this!
Mike and I would LOVE this!!
Love this! It looks so fresh and full of flavor.
I hate salmon, what other fish would you recommend this for because the rest of it sounds divine!
Any heartier fish would be great. Maybe a tuna steak quickly seared?
Tried this tonight for a quick dinner for the kids and I. Served it over couscous. BIG hit! Thank you!
Looks gorgeous Jessica!
Do you have to use balsamic? Vinegar upsets my reflux.
Hi Sharleen, well I would suggest one of Tessemae’s other flavors! They have many different marinades and that way you can pick one that will be best for you!
I never say this, but that salmon looks gorgeous! I really want to try this on my very picky husband. Seems simple enough for me to make too!
Also my husband who is on the fence about salmon LOVED IT
Ok this looked so good, I ran to the store this morning and made it. It was FANTASIC the BEST SALMON IVE EVER EATTEN!! Resturant quality and super easy and quick!!! Thanks Jessica!!!
Thank you for sharing your recipe! Looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to cook this up!
I’ve been trying to eat salmon at least once a week and am always looking for new recipes. This looks just perfect! I always serve my salmon with arugula, too :)
I’m gonna try to make this tonight!!!