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This baked miso maple ginger salmon recipe is such an easy, delicious, and nutritious weeknight dinner! You only need 8 ingredients and about 30 minutes to make the salmon. It’s full of flavour and the sauce goes great with anything you pair the fish with!

Overhead photo of a bowl of miso ginger salmon, quinoa, and zucchini.

This miso salmon was inspired by one of my reader favourite miso baked tofu recipes! I modified the sauce slightly to add in a bit of ginger and garlic for an extra kick. It’s so flavourful and I hope you love it as much as I do.

As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that this seafood dish is packed with nutrition benefits. From protein, to healthy fats, and gut-friendly microbes – I’ve shared some unique nutrition facts below!

As well, I’ve included a handful of ideas for what to serve with miso salmon below as well. Enjoy!

Want more salmon recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of simple, healthy salmon recipes for more ideas! I’ve also got a roundup of salmon side dishes if you want to explore that too 🙂

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy salmon recipe are 8 ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

While this recipe is pretty straightforward, there are a few modifications you can make based on what you have on hand!

  1. You can use either freshly grated or ground ginger (*I’d use roughly 1/4-1/2 tsp of ground ginger – feel free to start low and adjust to taste).
  2. Similarly, you can use either freshly minced garlic or garlic powder (*I’d use roughly 1/4-1/2 tsp of powder – feel free to start low and adjust to taste).
  3. While I love avocado oil here, you can always use another neutral oil that you have on hand.
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What To Serve With Miso Salmon

Because this miso salmon recipe is a great source of protein and healthy fats, I would recommend serving it with a starch and some non-starchy veggies.

For a starch – I love this over a bed of whole grains like quinoa, brown or white rice, millet, or farro. You could also try it over some crispy roasted potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes!

For non-starchy veggies – I’d go for some sautéed leafy greens (like spinach, kale, or swiss chard) or roasted veggies like zucchini or broccoli.

TIP: make this a sheet pan meal by roasting veggies alongside salmon (like I did in the pictures with chopped zucchini). Aim to use a veggie that has a similar cooking time (about 15 mins) and cut into smaller pieces. Otherwise, get the veggies in the oven first and then add the salmon on the pan for the last 12-15 min!

This recipe makes a decent amount of miso ginger sauce, so it’s perfect for mixing in with the grains and veggies when serving.

Storage & Repurposing Leftovers

Leftovers of this recipe can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

You can either reheat the salmon (along with any grains/veggies) in the microwave for a quick meal. Or, if you’d prefer you can always repurpose the salmon in other ways. It would taste great flaked over a salad or added to a stir-fry!

Closeup photo of a bowl of miso ginger salmon, quinoa, and zucchini.

Salmon Nutrition Benefits

Salmon is an excellent source of quality, complete protein, which helps to protect bone health and prevent muscle loss, among many other functions.

  • a 3-ounce serving provides 17 grams
  • a 6-ounce piece will give you 34 grams

In addition to protein, salmon is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3s. Omega-3s are known to support heart health, brain health, and to reduce inflammation overall.

On the micronutrient side, salmon is a great source of B vitamins like:

  • vitamin B12
  • vitamin B6
  • thiamin
  • riboflavin
  • niacin

B vitamins act as coenzymes in many important metabolic processes throughout your body, such as turning the food we eat into energy!

Salmon is also a good source of minerals like potassium and selenium.

Miso Nutrition Benefits

Because miso paste is made by fermenting soybeans, it’s a natural source of beneficial gut microbes that appear to play a role in many aspects of human health.

Miso is also rich in micronutrients such as: 

  • manganese
  • vitamin K
  • copper
  • zinc
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Get the Recipe: Baked Miso Maple & Ginger Salmon

This baked miso maple ginger salmon recipe is such an easy, delicious, and nutritious weeknight dinner! You only need 8 ingredients and about 30 minutes to make the salmon. It's full of flavour and the sauce goes great with anything you pair the fish with!
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Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of salmon (about 4-6 ounces each)
  • Black pepper, to taste

Miso Maple Ginger Sauce:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place salmon fillets on top.
  • Add mirin to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mirin to a boil, and allow to boil for about 1 minute.
  • Then, reduce the heat and add minced garlic. Stir around for about 30 seconds, then add miso paste. Whisk until the miso paste starts to dissolve and break down.
  • Then, add the grated ginger, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and avocado oil. Bring everything to a boil again, whisking continuously for 1 minute.
  • Once a smooth sauce has formed, turn off the heat. Spoon 1/2 of the sauce over top of the salmon fillets, coating evenly.
  • Place salmon in the oven for 12-15 minutes, depending on thickness and desired doneness.
  • When salmon is cooked, remove from oven. Serve with desired sides (ideas included in notes below!) and finish with the remainder of sauce and some black pepper. Enjoy hot!

Notes

*LEFTOVERS & STORAGE:
  • Leftovers of this recipe can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • You can either reheat the salmon (along with any grains/veggies) in the microwave for a quick meal. Or, if you’d prefer you can always repurpose the salmon in other ways. It would taste great flaked over a salad or added to a stir-fry!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • You can use either freshly grated or ground ginger (*I’d use roughly 1/4-1/2 tsp of ground ginger – feel free to start low and adjust to taste).
  • Similarly, you can use either freshly minced garlic or garlic powder (*I’d use roughly 1/4-1/2 tsp of powder – feel free to start low and adjust to taste).
  • While I love avocado oil here, you can always use another neutral oil that you have on hand.
 
*SERVE WITH: Because this miso salmon recipe is a great source of protein and healthy fats, I would recommend serving it with a starch and some non-starchy veggies.
  • For a starch – I love this over a bed of whole grains like quinoa, brown or white rice, millet, or farro. You could also try it over some crispy roasted potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes!
  • For non-starchy veggies – I’d go for some sautéed leafy greens (like spinach, kale, or swiss chard) or roasted veggies like zucchini or broccoli.
  • TIP: make this a sheet pan meal by roasting veggies alongside salmon (like I did in the pictures with chopped zucchini). Aim to use a veggie that has a similar cooking time (about 15 mins) and cut into smaller pieces. Otherwise, get the veggies in the oven first and then add the salmon on the pan for the last 12-15 min!
  • This recipe makes a decent amount of miso ginger sauce, so it’s perfect for mixing in with the grains and veggies when serving.

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