Salmon has always been a staple dish in my family dinners. This recipe is a wonderful balance of citrus and spice. The tender salmon melts in your mouth and has a delicious tangy bite. Rest assured you’re getting your Omega-3 fatty acids with this quick dish. 

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield4
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy390 cal
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program


  • 1 shallot, very thinly sliced into rings
  • Finely grated zest from 1 orange, divided
  • Finely grated zest from 1 lemon, divided
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet, preferably wild
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • Fresh juice from 1 orange
  • Fresh juice from 1 lemon



Preheat oven to 250°.


Combine shallot, half of orange zest, half of lemon zest, and 1 Tbsp. oil in a small baking dish just large enough to fit salmon.


Coat salmon with with zest mixture.


Bake fish until tender about 30–35 minutes.


Mix cilantro, parsley, garlic, paprika, remaining zests, and ½ cup oil in a medium bowl. Stir in orange and lemon juice and season citrus salsa verde with a pinch of salt just before spooning over fish.

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories390
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat23 g29.49%
  • Saturated Fat3.5 g17.5%
  • Cholesterol60 mg20%
  • Sodium80 mg3.48%
  • Total Carbohydrate14 g5.09%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars7 g
  • Protein25 g50%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)12 IU1.5%
  • Calcium57 mg4.38%
  • Iron2 mg11.11%
  • Potassium716 mg15.23%

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