Roasted Salmon With Mandarin Salsa

Salmon is such a great source of healthy fats like omega-3’s. When tomato salsa seems a little too boring, try this mandarin orange salsa, which is in season during the winter. The sweet, tart fruit is juicy and colorful and provides the perfect topper for a savory salmon fillet.

under 20 mins
lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings


  • 2 pieces salmon (4 ounce) fillet 1

  • 0.25 tsp kosher salt

  • Salsa

  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and chopped 1

  • 2 tbsp scallion, chopped 1

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC). Place the salmon fillets on a small baking pan, skin-side down. In a cup, mix the chili powder and salt and sprinkle over the salmon. Roast for about 10 minutes, until cooked through. (farmed salmon takes 2–3 minutes longer)

  • For salsa, combine the oranges, jalapeño, scallion, lime and cilantro, toss to mix. Makes 0.75 cup salsa.

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