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Baked Feta Salmon
An easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal. This Baked Feta Salmon is a one dish meal, too! I’m always looking for quick weeknight meals that everyone will love. This recipe is a great combo of salt from the cheese and olives mixed with the roasted tomatoes and fresh basil.
Then to top off a beautiful baked piece of salmon with the baked feta mix makes this dish a winner.
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For this Baked Feta Salmon recipe I use center cut skin on salmon filet. Salmon filets tend to be different thickness. Mine are usually between 1-2″ in thickness. Thickness will vary and such so will your cooking time.
Thicker salmon filets will go in the oven with the tomato mixture to all cook together. Should your fish be thinner you may wish to start baking the tomato mixture for about 10 minutes, then add the fish to finish baking for another 10 minutes.
Again, I like thick salmon filets so I can bake everything together.
Dump it ALL in
Into the casserole dish I dump cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, red onions, and kalamata olives.
Next you will sprinkle 1 tsp of italian seasonings, add some crush garlic, and then drizzle with olive oil. Mix all those ingredients together making sure it is all tossed together.
The next part of the Baked Feta Salmon is to place the salmon filets right on top of the mixed tomatoes and olives. Place them skinside down and then sprinkle with a small amount of red pepper flakes. Drizzle each salmon filet with a little olive oil and then you are ready to bake.
With your oven at 400*, place the Baked Feta Salmon in the oven for about 20 minutes. Remember, your bake time will depend on the thickness of the salmon.
Again, if your salmon is quite thin you may want to start baking the tomato mixture for about 10 minutes and then add the thinner salmon and bake another 10 minutes.
At the end of the bake time check I like to turn the oven up to broil to get a nice browning on the vegetables and a slight crisp of the salmon.
When you pull the Baked Feta Salmon out of the oven sprinkle this entire dish with the fresh chopped basil. Serve a piece of filet with the tomato, feta and olive mixture spooned over top.
Place any leftover Baked Feta Salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Gently reheat in the microwave for 30-90 seconds or enjoy cold over a salad.
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Baked Feta Salmon
- 1 lb salmon filet 2-4 filets
- 10 oz cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup red onion sliced
- 1 cup kalamata olives pitted
- 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp Italian seasonings
- 2 cloves garlic fine chop
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper optional
- 1/4 cup basil fresh chopped
- Preheat oven to 400*.
- In a large casserole dish add cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, kalamata olives, italian seasonings, and garlic. Drizzle ¼ cup olive oil over the dish and toss all the ingredients together.
- Place the salmon filets skin side down on top of the mixture in the casserole dish. Sprinkle each filet with the red pepper flakes. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of salt and pepper if you like as there is probably enough salt from the feta and kalamata olives that you might not want more salt. Drizzle each filet with the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil.
- Bake the dish in 400* oven for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon and your desired doneness of the fish. As a guideline it’s usually about 10 minutes of cook time per 1” thickness of the fish.
- I also like to turn the oven to broil for 1-3 minutes at the end of cooking time to brown the vegetables and give the top of the fish a quick blast of direct heat.
- Remove the casserole dish from the oven and stir the vegetables around the fish to mash and mix them together. Sprinkle the fresh chopped basil over the entire dish. Serve a piece of salmon with the mashed vegetables over the salmon and enjoy.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.