Balsamic Roasted Salmon

Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 30 mins
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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!

Yield: 2 servings

Balsamic Roasted Salmon

Balsamic Roasted Salmon on a white plate with a fork

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 Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Serve with fresh greens (like spicy arugula) or grains (like couscous) for a healthy quick dinner!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1254mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g


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24 Responses
  1. Jason

    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!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hi Jason, did you check the refrigerated dressing section over by the produce? That’s usually where it is located!

  2. Susan

    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!

  3. Shelley

    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.

  4. Louis

    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.

  5. Kerri

    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!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      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!

  6. Susie

    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!

  7. Brittany Morton

    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!!!

  8. Sues

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