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Salsa Baked Salmon


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Salsa Baked Salmon

On a long Jet Blue flight from Seattle (my hometown) to New York (my current home), I watched Italian American chef and TV personality Giada De Laurentiis make an incredible salmon recipe, which inspired my simpler version using jarred salsa right out of the pantry. It really doesn’t get any easier! The side of onion soup is a Greek version of one of my all-time favorites, French Onion Soup.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 40 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min




  • 4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar of your favorite salsa
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved


Preheat oven to 400°F. Place each portion of salmon in the center of a large piece of a foil. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper to taste; then cover with salsa. Arrange cherry tomatoes around salmon. Fold the foil over the salmon then twist the ends like a candy wrapper. Place wrapped salmon on a baking sheet, and bake 40 minutes. Be careful when you unwrap the salmon; steam will escape and can burn you.

Goes with: Greek Onion Soup. Add 2 cups chopped onions, 2 medium potatoes, chopped, and 2 cups Italian or basil tomato sauce to a pot. Add water and/or vegetable broth to cover. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Boil over medium heat temperature for
30 minutes and serve.


About Melinda Strauss


Melinda Strauss is the Director of Special Events for the Kosher Media Network. Melinda is a self-taught cook, food blogger, and mother of two young children from Woodmere, New York. She loves to be adventurous and daring in the kitchen and hopes to inspire her readers by adding fresh twists to simple recipes and bravely using unusual ingredients in an accessible way. You can visit Melinda on her blog Kitchen-Tested to see illustrated, step-by-step recipes and stories.




9 Responses to Salsa Baked Salmon

  1. Yum, I have to try this! I’m always looking for new fish dishes and this is super easy!

  2. avatar says: Reena

    This was amazing!! Plus, it was probably the easiest salmon I’ve ever made and got lots of compliments!

  3. avatar says: Michal

    Looks great. Will this work with Costco mango peach salsa as well?

  4. avatar says: libarab

    anyone have a home made salsa recipe to go with this?

  5. avatar says: Michal

    Will the recipe work with tilapia fillets too ? Thx.

    • Tilapia needs a lot less time to cook so if you want to top your tilapia with salsa, I would cook it uncovered for 25 minutes at 375 degrees F.

  6. avatar says: Benita

    If feeding four or more people, would you advise baking each piece individually?

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