This summery and bright roasted salmon with watermelon salsa will be your new favorite easy dinner. Healthy, fresh, and fast – it’s ready in 15 minutes!
Thank you to The Watermelon Board for sponsoring this post, originally published in 2016.
I love salmon.
If it’s on the menu at a restaurant, I order it 90% of the time. For awhile, this was because I wasn’t super confident in my abilities to cook salmon at home, but my Pesto Baked Salmon (<—recipe) solved that problem (as has Blue Apron).
So now I just order it because it’s delicious. And you know what makes salmon even more delicious? A bright, fresh, and flavorful watermelon salsa topping.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s not summer until I have watermelon dripping down my chin. Anyone else?
July is National Watermelon Month, so I must not be alone. 🙂
If you’re looking for a really easy and fast weeknight meal that’s also healthy and delicious, I hope you’ll give this a shot!
The watermelon salsa will work with any kind of fish or other protein (chicken, tofu, etc.), too, if you’re not a salmon fan. Feel free to get creative – it would also make a great burger topping!
Here’s everything you need to throw this together:
Simply rub the spices on the salmon, add some lime juice on top, and oven roast (or grill!) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork.
While the salmon cooks, chop the cucumber, watermelon, onion, mint, and cilantro, and throw together in a bowl with more lime juice.
That’s it – you’re done!
Serve with the carb of your choice – I recommend quinoa, rice, or roasted potatoes!
Tip: make extra so you have leftovers – I’ve been enjoying the leftover quinoa and salmon atop arugula with the watermelon salsa as my salad dressing! Delicious. 🙂
Love watermelon? Here are some other fun recipes to try:
- Sesame Shrimp and Watermelon Salad
- Watermelon Chicken with Balsamic Glaze
- Watermelon Rosemary Popsicles
- Fall Harvest Salad with Watermelon
- Pickled Watermelon Rind (Two Ways)
- Watermelon Rind Gazpacho
- Chicken Gyros with Watermelon Rind Tzatziki
- Watermelon Rind Coleslaw
- Watermelon Mojito Sorbet
And now, here’s the full recipe for Roasted Salmon with Watermelon Salsa.
Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of the recipe by leaving a comment or by tagging me @fANNEtasticfood on social media!