This Thai Salmon Salad with a zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing is so refreshing, with an abundance of flavors that taste like Spring! The Salmon is baked in a soy sauce marinade with tons of garlic and ginger. What a treat this salmon is. It is so tender when it comes out of the oven, and stays nice and juicy from the sauce it’s in. The salad is so fresh with pea pods and mandarine oranges, along with cucumbers and orange peppers. So colorful, sweet, spicy, and tangy! The spice level comes from the salmon marinade, so it is mild enough and balances nicely with the sweetness of the dressing. I could eat this every day! Eating healthy can be so satisfying.
I know you are drooling at this one…I know I am. This is going to be a summer favorite for sure so make a batch of the dressing to have on hand for every craving!
The marinade whips up fast and then you just pour it on, making sure to cover it and get some underneath the salmon. It doesn’t need to sit in the refrigerator, you just pour and bake.
Chili sauce and soy sauce make up most of this marinade, and the chopped garlic and ginger on the top seals in a guaranteed flavor.
This was one of the most tender salmon recipes I’ve tried. How can you go wrong with all that sauce to keep it from becoming dried out.
Song for the Prep: Je Plane by La Femme
Hope this video makes you dream of Spring, just like this salad! Saunter around your kitchen to this while you make the sauces…
Thai Salmon with Cilantro Lime Dressing
- March 7, 2022
- 45 min
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- Thai Baked Salmon:
- 2 lb salmon filet
- 3 T soy sauce
- 2 T lime juice
- 1 T fish sauce
- 1 T chili paste
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 T ginger, chopped
- Cilantro Lime Dressing:
- 3 T sesame oil
- 1 T lime juice
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp honey
- Butter lettuce, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
- 1 cucumber
- 1 orange pepper, chopped
- 2 C pea pods, cut in half
- 3 mandarin oranges, peeled and separated
- Cilantro for garnish
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Step 2
- Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, fish sauce and chili paste in a small bowl.
- Step 3
- Place salmon skin side down in a glass baking dish. Arrange chopped garlic and ginger on top of the fish and pour the marinade on top, making sure to get some underneath the salmon as well.
- Step 4
- Bake for 15-29 minutes, or until fish reaches 125-130 degrees F on the inside.
- Step 5
- While salmon is baking, prepare the dressing in a small bowl by adding ingredients and whisking together. If doubling or tripling the recipe, place ingredients in a sealable container and shake it up.
- Step 6
- Prepare the salad in a large bowl. Add all of the vegetables with the dressing and toss to combine. Arrange on plates and top with the baked salmon.
- Step 7
- Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional)