Balsamic Roasted Salmon

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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Balsamic Roasted Salmon on a white plate with a fork

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.

Balsamic Roasted Salmon on a white plate with piece of salmon on a fork

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.

Balsamic Roasted Salmon on a white plate with a fork

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 on a white plate with a fork
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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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 2 6 oz salmon fillets
  • ½ 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
  • ½ 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!


Serving: 1, Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 1254mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g


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I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.