15-Minutes Mediterranean Salmon Recipe

15-Minutes Mediterranean Salmon Recipe 

This 15-minute Mediterranean salmon recipe features flaky, tender, lemony salmon topped with a juicy summer produce forward topper. Prepare it on the stove or baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious and gorgeous meal elegant enough to serve at any dinner party.


The star at any easy al fresco gathering! You ask, and I shall deliver! I put out a poll on Instagram stories a few weeks ago to see what you guys were looking for as far as some entertaining recipes go and SO many of you said easy recipes for a dinner party! Well, a baked salmon lemon recipe instantly sparked my creativity! I even give you directions on how to make it pan-roasted or bake it in the oven. But if the warm weather is calling your name, you could even grill the salmon if that’s your preference!

Truly an ‘eat with your eyes’ dish! While this salmon is many things (quick, simple, easy), it’s also DELICIOUS. Tender flaky salmon with a light, herbaceous taste in every bite. The real star of the show though… the topper. Made with juicy produce like bursting summer tomatoes, salty green olives, tangy feta cheese and savory hebs.

Prep the topper ahead of time! Prep your salmon and the delicious fresh produce forward topper in just 10 minutes! When I’m hosting a dinner party I need recipes that are easy and look restaurant beautiful, and this salmon does just that! You can prep the colorful Mediterranean topper for the salmon the morning of serving to save yourself a little time. After the salmon is cooked, simply assemble on a serving platter and you’re good to go

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 

INGREDIENTS FOR 15-Minutes Mediterranean Salmon Recipe 


  • (4) 5-6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for skillet
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked black Pepper


  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ⅔ cup green California ripe olives, pitted and halved
  • ½ English cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsps chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS FOR 15-Minutes Mediterranean Salmon Recipe 

Season Salmon: In a medium bowl, add salmon fillets. Sprinkle evenly with oregano, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix together so salmon fillets are coated. Sprinkle fillets evenly on each side with kosher salt and cracked black pepper.

Pan Fry: Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add in a drizzle of olive oil so the bottom of the pan is well coated. When the pan is hot, add salmon, skin side down and cook for 5 minutes. With a fish spatula, gently flip the salmon fillets and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.

Prepare the Mediterranean topper: While salmon is cooking, add cherry tomatoes, green California ripe olives, cucumber, parsley, basil, feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and season to taste with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Mix together and set aside to top salmon.

Finish and serve: Transfer salmon to a serving platter and top evenly with Mediterranean topper.


Baked: To bake the salmon, season as directed and preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and arrange fillets evenly. Bake salmon for 12-14 minutes, or until it flakes off easily with a fork.

Storage: Leftover salmon and topping is best stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store the salmon and topping in two separate containers. I do not recommend freezing the salmon or topping.

Reheating: Reheat the leftover salmon in a 275 degree F oven, tented with foil, for about 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.


Serves 4 Calories 518Total Fat 38.4g 49%Cholesterol 110.2mg 37%Sodium 726.8mg 32%Total Carbohydrate 7.3g 3%Sugars 2.5g Protein37.5g 75%

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