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A salmon fillet topped with a chimichurri sauce.
Chimichurri Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

An easy dinner that comes together in less than 15 minutes, this Chimichurri Salmon is healthy and full of flavor. The sauce is made with parsley, cilantro, olive oil, cumin and garlic, and will be great on most meats, too!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chimichurri
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Lynne
Ingredients
  • 4 6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 bunch fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, removed from stems
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, removed from stems and packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Chimichurri Sauce
  1. In a blender, combine the parsley, cilantro, garlic, rice vinegar, cumin, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes and pulse to mix.

  2. With blender running on low, slowly add the 1/2 cup olive oil and blend until well combined.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Salmon
  1. Place an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat to 425°F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with tin foil and spraying with cooking spray.

  2. Place salmon fillets, skin side down, onto the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with the two teaspoons of olive oil. 

  3. Bake for 12 -14 minutes or until the fish easily flakes when touched with a fork. Internal temperature should register about 140° F.

  4. Serve topped with chimichurri sauce or with it on the side.

Nutrition Facts
Chimichurri Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Vitamin A 1330IU27%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.