The paleo diet is inspired by the hunter-gatherers of the past that could only consume the organic food they found in the environment around them. The diet promotes eating a variety of fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and natural herbs and spices. Following the paleo diet has many health benefits and can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle.
Salmon is heart-healthy, delicious and is a great ingredient to incorporate into your paleo-friendly meals. Salmon is dynamic and pairs well with almost any combination of fruits and vegetables. Its inherently flavorful qualities make it an easy dinner option for any night of the week. Check out the recipes below for inspiration on how to use more salmon while sticking to your paleo diet!
21 Easy Paleo Salmon Recipes
With just a few easy steps, you can whip up this simple salmon dinner in 20 minutes or less! This recipe includes typical household ingredients you might already have on hand like garlic powder and lemon juice, and requires minimal prep time. For an easy, quick, and delicious weeknight meal, be sure to try this simple salmon recipe!
No fruits are off limits on the paleo diet! In fact, eating a variety of fruits is highly encouraged. This recipe includes orange juice, dried cranberries, and pomegranate seeds. Try this roasted cranberry and pomegranate salmon to experience an awesome blend of fruity flavors that pairs perfectly with salmon.
The lemon-garlic flavor combination in this dish makes for a great tasting seasoning and really highlights the natural flavors of the salmon. For an easy, healthy meal that’s ready in 30 minutes or less, try this lemon-garlic pan-seared salmon with asparagus! For additional tips, check out our blog about how to cook fresh salmon in a frying pan.
For a sweet and spicy salmon dish that’s also paleo-friendly, try our sweet, spiced rosemary and maple salmon recipe! When deciding what type of maple syrup to use in this recipe, be sure to choose an all-natural, unprocessed syrup so that you can avoid all those unhealthy added sugars. You can also substitute the maple syrup for organic honey, which is paleo friendly in moderation.
With only four steps, you can whip up this salmon recipe in less than 30 minutes! The recipe includes garlic, fresh herbs, and a variety of spices that will give off an amazing aroma while cooking. The ingredients also include lemon slices which will help bring out the delicious natural flavors of your salmon.
Salmon Ceviche is a cold and refreshing dish that you can usually whip up in less than one hour, including cooling time. This recipe includes fruits and vegetables like mango, cucumbers, bell peppers, and serrano chiles that combine to make a delicious blend of fresh flavors.
This fall-forward recipe features all your favorite autumn veggies! This baked salmon includes brussel sprouts, carrots, and some honey to sweeten things up. The colorful vegetables combined with perfectly baked salmon make this meal a delicious and healthy entree for any night of the week.
Spice up your baked salmon by trying out this paleo-friendly salmon teriyaki recipe! This recipe features a delicious teriyaki glaze that’s easy to make and full of fresh and healthy ingredients. The best part is it only takes 20 minutes to whip up this sweet and savory salmon meal.
For a salmon dish that brings out all those summer vibes, try our refreshing summer watermelon ceviche! This recipe includes fresh and delicious ingredients like cilantro, ginger, watermelon, jalapenos, and cucumbers. This colorful and vibrant ceviche dish is light on the stomach, making it the perfect meal for those hot summer days.
Grab your baking sheet! This sweet and spicy glazed salmon recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and can feed up to four people. Just pair with your choice of fresh steamed or roasted vegetables and serve!
This summer inspired salmon recipe includes all those bright and delicious summer vegetables like tomatoes, multicolored peppers, and onions. This recipe is super easy to prepare because you simply chop your vegetables, marinate your salmon, and then bake it all together - no extra hassle or dishes to wash later!
Wondering what to do with your leftover salmon? Making salmon salad is a great way to make use of that leftover salmon. Creamy salmon salad is the perfect snack or shareable appetizer. It’s tasty, light, refreshing and you can pair it with crackers, bread, or even carrot and celery sticks.
These ultra-healthy stuffed avocados are perfect as a shared snack or an easy meal for one. This recipe is gluten and dairy free, paleo-friendly, and low-carb. Avocados and salmon create a great flavor combination and are both filling foods that can help keep you feeling full all day.
Serving salmon that looks elegant and tastes fantastic doesn’t have to be hard. This dish is colorful, fresh, vibrant, and most importantly, easy to make. For a fancy meal that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, try your hand at this salmon crudo entree using the simple, easy-to-follow instructions.
For a great appetizer at your next gathering or party, try our Oshēn Smoked Salmon with Crisp Veggies recipe. This recipe includes a variety of fresh and healthy ingredients that help make it the perfect light snack. These salmon bites are delicious and pair perfectly with thinly sliced vegetables on the side.
These kale and broccoli salmon burgers are an awesome paleo-friendly take on an old fashion hamburger. The recipe includes superfoods like kale, broccoli, and onions which means these burgers are packed with nutritional value. We recommend serving these with roasted sweet potato fries.
With this easy 3-step recipe, you can whip up a delicious grilled salmon filet in no time. All you need is olive oil, lime, fresh thyme, and a little salt and pepper and you’re good to go! Always remember to grill your salmon skin-side up first, then flip and grill for 2-3 minutes just to crispen up the skin.
Salmon goes great with Italian seasoning and is highlighted in this tomato basil pasta dish. This dish is a fresh take on traditional pasta and has only 4 easy steps! To keep this meal paleo-friendly, be sure to use a veggie pasta like squash or zucchini noodles.
To achieve that perfect sweet and spicy salmon, try our hot pepper honey baked salmon recipe! The meal is topped off with a delicious Asian-inspired coleslaw and makes for an amazing blend of flavors. This recipe feeds up to 4 people and takes only 45 minutes to prepare!
You can never go wrong with juicy and delicious baked salmon fillet. The creamy avocado sauce in this recipe is easy to make and pairs perfectly with the natural flavor of salmon. Plus, the tomatoes in the sauce add a pop of color and additional rich flavors to the dish. Be sure to check out other sauces that go well with salmon, too!
The delicious Asian-style marinade used in this recipe will make your salmon taste all the more flavorful! The recipe calls for simple ingredients like soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and ginger and can be prepared in only 25 minutes. Consider substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce to make this meal more paleo-friendly!
What Are Your Favorite Paleo Salmon Recipes?
The paleo diet is broad and includes pretty much all meats, fruits, vegetables, and natural herbs and spices. Salmon is inherently healthier than most other meats and is thus the perfect addition to any paleo meal. Don’t forget to check out our blog for more delicious salmon dishes and other unique ways to cook salmon. And head over to our Instagram and Pinterest profiles to make sure you never miss one of our posts. Happy cooking!