salmon with asparagus on platter
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4 Ingredient Easy Salmon

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This salmon recipe is 4 ingredients and out of this world succulent! The flavors just spring back into your taste buds and sing out with delight. This is an exceedingly easy salmon recipe to throw together and it will nourish your body and health with its wholesome ingredients.

4 ingredient easy salmon recipe

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Do you like Fish?

A year ago, I would have called you crazy if you told me that I was going to become a fish eater. You guys, I hated fish.

What was the turning point? I am an avid listener to the Trim Healthy Mama podcast and last March they did an entire podcast on fish (ep. 159). I almost didn’t listen, but there has been more than one occasion when THM has challenged me to change the framework of my opinions, so I buckled in and prepared to hear about that slimy food that I really hated.

Guess what they did? They had the audacity to challenge us to eat DOUBLE the amount of fish we were eating. I use the word audacity because I’m sure they knew that for this type of stuff I couldn’t pass up the challenge. Wink Wink.

I went and got frozen fish. I’m sure you can tell by my face below that I was thrilled to be having fish for dinner (secret: I was so not).

angry fish face

Guess what? I loved it! I have no idea which recipe I tried that night, but I was hooked. Why had I never given fish a chance? Who knows, but I was on board with trying to up my intake of this delicious protein source.

Is Salmon Healthy

Absolutely! Salmon is a super healthy protein choice and can really revolutionize your health.

  • Fish can help you bust through weight stalls.
  • Salmon has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Salmon has a TON of vitamin D.
  • It can help battle auto-immune issues.
  • Boosts collagen production.
  • It is healthy for your heart and cardiovascular system.
  • It treats depression!
  • It can even help you sleep better!
  • Helps to lower blood pressure.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of fish, make sure to check out the Trim Healthy Mama podcast Episode 159.

Other Trim Healthy Mama resources you might find helpful:

THM poddy fish image

The Types of Salmon

Did you know that there are multiple types of salmon?! I mean, it sort of makes sense because I always see so many names on salmon packages, but I didn’t realize the entire difference until I started doing some research.

  1. Chinook – high in fat and expensive!
  2. Coho – Silver and milder in taste.
  3. Sockeye – red and lower in fat than other types.
  4. Pink – small and pale (often in canned varieties)
  5. Chum Salmon – most popular for its eggs (yuck!)
  6. Atlantic Salmon – small and endangered population.

What is the Healthiest Salmon?

Generally speaking, it appears that wild-caught salmon is considered the healthiest option. However, according to the Journal of Scientific Reports, any type of salmon is still going to be considered ‘healthy’ because wild and farmed salmon are going to have more healthy unsaturated fats compared to other sources of protein like chicken and steak.

Making an Easy Salmon Recipe

Let’s get down to business and make this easy salmon recipe.

On a completely unrelated note, when you read that previous sentence did anyone else start singing, let’s get down to business to defeat the Huns! Just me? Alright, I’m a secret Mulan Disney fan!

Now that side tangent is done, let’s truly get down to business (hehe I did it again). There are many complicated salmon recipes out there that have lots of mixing of ingredients, basting, and way too much prep-work. If I am going to make fish in my busy home, I needed an easy salmon recipe that is going to consist of ingredients I typically already have, AND that my children will enjoy.

Truthfully, the parmesan cheese is what makes this palpable for my children. Anything with delicious cheese is probably going to add a little bit of tasty zing for those fussy children.

ingredient list for 4 ingredient salmon

Salmon Side Dishes

Need some easy Trim Healthy Mama side dishes to go with your easy salmon? Here are a few to consider.


  • Kristi

    This salmon recipe looks wonderful the fat grams in the nutrition information confuse me. Is the fat count so high from the Parmesan cheese? Is this nutrition information per serving? Thank you