Balsamic Baked Salmon With California Strawberry Basil Salsa
This balsamic baked salmon recipe is topped with a refreshing California strawberry basil salsa. It’s such a simple, yet delicious summer dish that’s bursting with flavour and nutrition! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and a source of protein and fibre.
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Is there anything that signifies the start of summer more than purchasing your first box of ripe, juicy California strawberries of the season? I didn’t think so 😉
As a dietitian, I absolutely love adding a serving of 8 California strawberries to any meal or snack during the spring and summer months. It’s such an easy, delicious way to reap the nutrition benefits of strawberries, no matter what time of day!
If you’re looking for a new way to incorporate strawberries into your meals this season, this balsamic baked salmon with strawberry basil salsa is the perfect recipe to do so. The combination of sweet California strawberries, fresh basil, and avocado chunks pair so perfectly with the balsamic marinated salmon!
This recipe is super easy to make and is just perfect for a refreshing, yet filling lunch or dinner. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
PS. If you want more nutrition information and delicious strawberry recipe ideas, head over to californiastrawberries.com!
California Strawberries Nutrition Facts
California strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C – a serving of 8 strawberries has about the same amount as an orange!
Vitamin C plays an essential role in immune function and helps form your body’s blood vessels, muscle, and collagen. It also helps your body absorb iron from foods and acts as an antioxidant.
In addition to Vitamin C, California strawberries are also a source of dietary fibre (a serving of 8 strawberries contains 3 grams). Fibre helps to lower blood cholesterol and promotes a healthy digestive system.
All you need to make this recipe are 12 simple, healthy ingredients (plus salt + pepper!):
- California strawberries
- Salmon fillets
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Red Onion
What To Serve This Recipe With
I love serving this salmon and strawberry salsa recipe over a bed of whole grains, like quinoa, farro, or brown rice. If you’d like, you can also toss in some greens, like baby arugula, kale, or spinach!
What To Do With Leftovers
Leftovers of this recipe will keep for about 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge. This recipe tastes great cold, so there’s no need to reheat it (which I find can compromise the texture of baked salmon).
While you can enjoy leftovers in the same way as mentioned above, a creative way to repurpose leftovers would be to flake up the cooked salmon and add it to a taco shell or an open-faced toast. Add the strawberry salsa overtop and enjoy!
More Easy Strawberry Recipes
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Strawberry Quinoa Salad With Feta
- Strawberry Peach Crisp
- Strawberry. Tomato & Avocado Salad
- Strawberry Orange Frozen Green Yogurt Bark
- Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oats
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Get the Recipe: Balsamic Baked Salmon With California Strawberry Basil Salsa
- 2 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp honey
- Salt + pepper, to taste
Strawberry basil salsa:
- 8 California strawberries, diced
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup cucumber, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/2 medium-sized avocado, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1 lime, juice only
- Salt + pepper, to taste
- Place salmon fillets in a baking dish. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour over salmon and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Dice all salsa ingredients and place into a bowl. Mix together well and set aside.
- Bake salmon in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until desired doneness.
- Remove salmon from oven and serve over a bed of grains (as desired). Be sure to spoon any excess marinade overtop!
- Serve California strawberry salsa over salmon. Enjoy!
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6 Comments on “Balsamic Baked Salmon With California Strawberry Basil Salsa”
This could be one of my very favorite salmon recipes. I always have the Whole Foods frozen salmon filets on hand, so I will be making it often. It was so easy. I made the salsa while the farro was cooking. All in, in took under 30 minutes from start to finish. I put the salmon on a bed of arugula and farro and topped with salsa. Voila. The perfect summer dinner!
Hi Joni! I’m so so happy to hear you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for sharing and for the kind words. Everything you paired it with sounds like the perfect summer meal 🙂
This was so amazing, one of my favourite dishes from now on, can’t wait to try more!
Hi Paty!! Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this summer dish :). Can’t wait to see what you try next!! Happy Monday!
This recipe was so fresh and perfect for a summer lunch! I added Romaine to the base for extra crunch and used sockeye salmon!
Hi Brenna! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Love the romaine base – sounds just perfect for those hot summer days 🙂