Baked salmon steak with spinach salad

Salmon with spinach salad

Baked Salmon steak with spinach, pineapple, cucumber and passion fruit salad is one of my favorite healthy baked salmon recipes. Although this is a baked salmon steak recipe it can just as easily be done as a grilled salmon steak recipe or pan fried salmon steak recipe.

It is very versatile and occasionally I will use Salmon fillets instead of salmon steaks and change up the salad ingredients to make it a more substantial evening meal.

For a long time salmon was the only fish I ate here in Dubai and I learned how to cook salmon in a pan and how to cook salmon in the oven.  After a while my taste buds protested and I went off it completely, aside from the occasional smoked salmon at breakfast.

The health benefits of eating Salmon include a high omega-3 fatty acid content and the intake of such foods has been associated with decreased risks of stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure and other illnesses. Personally, I take a 1000mg omega-3 gel capsule every day for the past few years and have found that it helps with the inflammation of the rheumatoid arthritis as well as keeping my skin and joints more supple.

This grilled salmon steak recipe is so easy and you can use either my home made Fish Masala spice blend or ready made Cajun seasoning. The salmon steaks have little skin on them but when I use salmon fillets I find that it tastes much better with crispy skin.

If you prefer something more substantial why not try this Chili Garlic Prawn Pasta with lemon butter sauce. For a less indulgent main meal this Cape Malay Pickled fish is a treat with fresh buttered hot cross buns.

Salmon with spinach salad

Baked salmon steak with spinach salad

Razena Schroeder
This versatile baked salmon steak is easy and quick to prepare and serve with a salad of baby spinach and seasonal fruits and salad greens.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cape Malay
Servings 1
Calories 261 kcal


  • 200 grams salmon steak
  • 2.5 ml fish masala spice blend approximately 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2.5 ml oil optional
  • 250 ml spinach leaves
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 125 ml pineapple chunks
  • ½ passion fruit
  • 1 small carrot


  • Preheat the oven and turn on the grill function (broiler).
  • Season the salmon with the fish masala spice powder and oil (if using) and allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes covered.
  • Place on a foil lined baking sheet under the grill (broiler) and test the fish for doneness after 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when cooked to your taste.
  • Allow the fish to cool.
  • Spread the spinach leaves on the plate.
  • Slice the carrot into sticks, and the cucumber and pineapple chunks into the same bite sized pieces and arrange over the spinach.
  • Place the cooled fish on the salad and add the passion fruit around the salad.
  • Season the salad, if required.


Serving: 0gCalories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 11gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 263mgPotassium: 2316mgFiber: 15gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 34570IUVitamin C: 108mgCalcium: 335mgIron: 8.9mg

Disclaimer: Nutritional information for the recipe is an approximation and varies according to the ingredients and products used.

Keyword 30 minutes or less recipe, low carb, summer recipe
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  • Reply
    November 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    This simply looks so awesome. What not to love in it!! Everything is just so healthy in here.. yummy salmon

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      November 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      JazakAllahu khairan for the kind words. It was a simple but delicious and filling first recipe for the ‘lunch at my desk’ challenge that I set for myself for the Diabetes awareness month, Alhamdulillah.

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