Mediterranean Salmon (Sheet Pan Recipe)

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The light, fresh tastes of this Mediterranean salmon recipe will be one to add to the regular dinner rotation! In addition to the amazing flavors, it is simple to make all on a sheet pan. And can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes!

Leaving you with a delicious and fork tender salmon filet!

two white square plates with Mediterranean salmon and veggies.

This post has been updated from its original publish date of June 22, 2019. It has been updated to provide better photos, additional helpful information and step by step instructions.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • KID FRIENDLY – I love making this sheet pan dinner because it is quick and easy to make. It really makes getting a healthy meal on the table a breeze. And my children love this recipe. Total wins all around!
  • HEALTHY – The Mediterranean diet is great for overall health and for weight loss. This healthy salmon recipe is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • SIMPLE – This Mediterranean salmon is a simple dish, with just a few ingredients to bring out the natural flavor of the fish.

What makes this salmon recipe Mediterranean? It is inspired by the flavors found in the Mediterranean areas of Italy and Greece.

My great-grandparents are from various parts of the Mediterranean in both Italy and Greece. This recipe is a sort of tribute to those regions.

The toppings are healthy and full of color, creating a visually appealing meal.

mediterranean salmon recipe on a sheet pan with fresh veggies and lemon slices.

Ingredients

Flavored with common vegetables that are grown in the Mediterranean (but not complicated to find), like lemon, artichokes, olive oil, olives, tomatoes, and asparagus.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4-6 salmon fillets (portions about 6 oz each)
  • asparagus stalks
  • mini heirloom tomatoes
  • marinated artichokes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon
  • garlic cloves
  • pitted Kalamata olives
  • pitted green greek olives
  • Primal Palate Amore or Italian seasoning of choice
  • salt & pepper to taste
ingredients for the salmon recipe in small bowls.

Instructions

Who doesn’t love a delicious healthy meal that is super easy to make? This one is so incredibly simple to make on a baking sheet pan.

Begin by preheating the oven and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

Lay the salmon on top of the sheet pan. Drizzle a bit of olive oil, seasonings, and begin the layer the Mediterranean inspired vegetables.

Cut up the veggies for this dish and layer them around the salmon on the sheet pan. Slice the lemon and remove any seeds that are visible. Lay the lemon slices on the salmon portions.

Next, cut up the aspargus. Remove the woody end pieces and discard. Cut the remaining asparagus into thirds or by half if short. Lay the asparagus around all sides of the salmon on the sheet pan.

salmon on parchment paper with seasonings of salt & pepper.
sheet pan with parchment paper, asparagus spears, and lemon slices.
tomatoes added to sheet pan.

Slice the mini heirloom tomatoes in half and add them to the sheet pan.

Remove the skin from the garlic and slice into medium size pieces. And add to the sheet pan.

Add the marinated artichoke pieces to the veggie mix on your sheet pan.

Add both of your olive varieties to the sheet pan. Drizzle the entire sheet pan mixture with the extra virgin olive oil.

Sprinkle with the Greek oregano and a small amount of salt & pepper. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon is cooked through.

It only takes about 22 minutes or so to bake for delicious, flaky fish.

artichokes, olives and olive oil added to the salmon tray.
finished Mediterranean salmon recipe on a sheet pan with veggies.
square white plate with the cooked salmon recipe and cooked asparagus, artichokes, olives and tomatoes to the side.

Boots and Hooves Homestead may earn a commission for purchases made after clicking links on this page. View our disclosure policy for details.

The light, fresh tastes of this Mediterranean salmon recipe will be one to add to the regular dinner rotation! In addition to the amazing flavors, it is simple to make all on a sheet pan. And can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes!

Leaving you with a delicious and fork tender salmon filet!

two white square plates with Mediterranean salmon and veggies.

This post has been updated from its original publish date of June 22, 2019. It has been updated to provide better photos, additional helpful information and step by step instructions. 

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What you’ll love about this recipe: 

  • KID FRIENDLY – We love this quiche recipe for a family brunch on Sundays or for holidays. It’s not too complicated to put together and fancy enough for a special celebration. The kids love the bacon and potato combination!
  • VERSATILE – Quiche may be one of the most versatile breakfast dishes. And it is one of our favorite uses for our farm fresh eggs. Rich with an eggy custard, it can be made with an endless variety of veggies, meats, and cheeses.
  • COMFORTING – And in this version, the traditional quiche is elevated a bit with a fun & flavorful hash brown crust. It works for a delicious comforting meal that the whole family is sure to love.

what you’ll love about this recipe:


  • KID FRIENDLY – I love making this sheet pan dinner because it is quick and easy to make. It really makes getting a healthy meal on the table a breeze. And my children love this recipe. Total wins all around!
  • HEALTHY – The Mediterranean diet is great for overall health and for weight loss. This healthy salmon recipe is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • SIMPLE – This Mediterranean salmon is a simple dish, with just a few ingredients to bring out the natural flavor of the fish.

What makes this salmon recipe Mediterranean? It is inspired by the flavors found in the Mediterranean areas of Italy and Greece.

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My great-grandparents are from various parts of the Mediterranean in both Italy and Greece. This recipe is a sort of tribute to those regions. 

The toppings are healthy and full of color, creating a visually appealing meal. 

mediterranean salmon recipe on a sheet pan with fresh veggies and lemon slices.

ingredients

Flavored with common vegetables that are grown in the Mediterranean (but not complicated to find), like lemon, artichokes, olive oil, olives, tomatoes, and asparagus. 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 4-6 salmon fillets (portions about 6 oz each)
  • asparagus stalks
  • mini heirloom tomatoes
  • marinated artichokes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon
  • garlic cloves
  • pitted Kalamata olives
  • pitted green greek olives
  • Primal Palate Amore or Italian seasoning of choice
  • salt & pepper to taste
ingredients for the salmon recipe in small bowls.

instructions

Who doesn’t love a delicious healthy meal that is super easy to make? This one is so incredibly simple to make on a baking sheet pan. 

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Begin by preheating the oven and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. 

Lay the salmon on top of the sheet pan. Drizzle a bit of olive oil, seasonings, and begin the layer the Mediterranean inspired vegetables.

Cut up the veggies for this dish and layer them around the salmon on the sheet pan. Slice the lemon and remove any seeds that are visible. Lay the lemon slices on the salmon portions.

Next, cut up the aspargus. Remove the woody end pieces and discard. Cut the remaining asparagus into thirds or by half if short. Lay the asparagus around all sides of the salmon on the sheet pan.

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salmon on parchment paper with seasonings of salt & pepper.
sheet pan with parchment paper, asparagus spears, and lemon slices.
tomatoes added to sheet pan.

Slice the mini heirloom tomatoes in half and add them to the sheet pan.

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Remove the skin from the garlic and slice into medium size pieces. And add to the sheet pan.

Add the marinated artichoke pieces to the veggie mix on your sheet pan.

Add both of your olive varieties to the sheet pan. Drizzle the entire sheet pan mixture with the extra virgin olive oil.

Sprinkle with the Greek oregano and a small amount of salt & pepper. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon is cooked through.

It only takes about 22 minutes or so to bake for delicious, flaky fish. 

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artichokes, olives and olive oil added to the salmon tray.
finished Mediterranean salmon recipe on a sheet pan with veggies.
square white plate with the cooked salmon recipe and cooked asparagus, artichokes, olives and tomatoes to the side.

how to tell if your salmon is cooked

  1. Before cooking salmon, it should be almost red in color. When it is cooked completely, it will be a light pink color and flaky.
  2. You can test it for doneness, by taking a fork or knife to the thickest portion and if it flakes easily, it is ready. If it is still dark in color and doesn’t flake, it needs more cooking time.
  3. If you don’t want to destroy the presentation of your fish, you can also use a toothpick to check for doneness. Stick the toothpick into the thickest part of the fish. If you feel a resistance, it is still not cooked. But if you feel it sink all the way through, it is ready.
  4. You definitely want to avoid over cooking the fish, it will taste dry.

*Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

square white plate with the cooked salmon recipe and cooked asparagus, artichokes, olives and tomatoes to the side, and a forkful of flaky salmon.

How to store and reheat leftover salmon.

Storage of leftover salmon should be in an airtight container for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator. To reheat the salmon, heat low and slow in the oven to prevent it from drying out. Add it to a baking dish and warm it in a preheated 275°F oven for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

More favorite Mediterranean recipes

Here’s a few of our favorite Mediterranean related recipes that we think you’ll love too!

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Is salmon good for Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet is mostly vegetable based with salmon and other healthy fish as one of the main sources of protein, which is served a couple of times a week.

Which spices go well with salmon?

Salmon is very versatile and so many herbs and spices pair well with it! Some of the best include: fresh basil, parsley, dill, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, and sage. You could even make a delicious sauce or vinaigrette with your favorite dried herbs or spices and a little bit of honey for a light natural sweetener.

What tastes good with salmon?

I love to pair ours with a fresh salad with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice and olive oil, or a honey mustard / dijon mustard based dressing. Sometimes a pasta salad loaded with veggies and a bit of feta cheese. But it also pairs well with rice, pasta dishes, or other healthy grains like farro or lentils.

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white plate with the cooked salmon and a lemon slice on top, and cooked veggies to the side.

Mediterranean Salmon Recipe

This Mediterranean salmon recipe is light and lean, but still packed full of delicious flavor. And best of all, it can be on your dining table in about 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Serving Size 6

Ingredients

  • 4-6 salmon portions about 6 oz each
  • 8-10 medium/large asparagus stalks
  • 1 cup mini heirloom tomatoes
  • cup marinated artichokes
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup of pitted Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup of pitted green greek olives
  • ¼ teaspoon Primal Palate Amore or Italian seasoning of choice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Lay out the salmon on top of the parchment paper and season lightly with bit of salt & pepper, to taste.
  • Begin to cut up the veggies for this dish and layer them around the salmon on the sheet pan.
    Slice the lemon and remove any seeds that are visible. Lay the lemon slices on the salmon portions.
  • Next, cut up the aspargus. Remove the woody end pieces and discard. Cut the remaining asparagus into thirds or by half if short. Lay the asparagus around all sides of the salmon on the sheet pan.
  • Slice the mini heirloom tomatoes in half and add them to the sheet pan.
  • Remove the skin from the garlic and slice into medium size pieces. And add to the sheet pan.
  • Add the marinated artichoke pieces to the veggie mix on your sheet pan.
  • Add both of your olive varieties to the sheet pan.
    Drizzle the entire sheet pan mixture with the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with the Amore or other seasoning like Greek oregano or Italian seasonings, and a small amount of salt & pepper.
  • Once oven is preheated, add the layered sheet pan. Bake for approximately 22 minutes. Or until the salmon is cooked through.

Notes

Salmon is fully cooked at 145 internal temperature.
Before cooking salmon, it should be almost red in color. When it is cooked completely, it will be a light pink color and flaky.
You can test it for doneness, by taking a fork or knife to the thickest portion and if it flakes easily, it is ready. If it is still dark in color and doesn’t flake, it needs more cooking time.
If you don’t want to destroy the presentation of your fish, you can also use a toothpick to check for doneness. Stick the toothpick into the thickest part of the fish. If you feel a resistance, it is still not cooked. But if you feel it sink all the way through, it is ready.

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