Orange Ginger Salmon

Orange Ginger Salmon

It’s a new year, and I know that y’all are trying to eat healthier. This quick and simple, but super flavorful, citrusy salmon recipe will help you eat cleaner and stay on track. It only requires a few ingredients, but when it’s paired with fresh salmon, the flavors are incredible! Serve this on a bed of lettuce, cooked grain, and even soba noodles. This can be eaten cold or warm, so it makes a fantastic leftover lunch.

Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 people


  • 4 fillets of salmon

  • 2 oranges, squeezed

  • 4 scallions, sliced

  • 2-inch ginger, zested

  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame oil

  • 1 tsp salt, plus more to season


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.

  2. Pat dry your salmon filets, and season them with salt on both sides. Place them in a shallow baking dish.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk orange, scallions, ginger, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, roasted sesame oil, and salt.

  4. Pour the sauce over the prepared, dry salmon fillets. Bake them in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the salmon is opaque and soft to the touch.

  5. Garnish the salmon with some cilantro.

  6. Serve the fish with a side of quinoa, rice, cauliflower rice, or what you please. Even soba noodles would be great!

  7. Enjoy!