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4-Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon

Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon with feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. This quick and easy healthy dinner recipe only requires 4 ingredients (not counting oil and sea salt), and comes together in about 40 minutes.

You have seen salmon prepared in many different ways on this site. From my Go-To Crispy Salmon, which is broiled in the oven, Crispy Salmon with Lemon Caper Dill Sauce, which is braised in a cast iron skillet, to Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper, Grilled Salmon, Easy Smoked Salmon, AND MORE.

In essence, we’re big salmon lovers around these parts.

While I get stuck in my ways when it comes to food, I try to maintain a sense of adventure in the kitchen, which is how this Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon was born.

If you’ve never tried stuffed salmon, I highly suggest it!

The end result is a nice and tender, moist salmon paired with incredibly tasty filling. It is great for a date night meal, yet comes together quickly so you can make it any night of the week!

Meal preppers, you’ll love making a big batch of this Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon ahead of time to eat on throughout the week.

We all struggle with lunch ideas, and honestly I’ve been reheating a stuffed salmon fillet with brown rice for lunch. It keeps me fueled without that mid-day slump.

This easy-to-prepare salmon recipe comes off as fancy when really it is quite simple!

Here’s how we make it:

How to Make Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Begin by preparing the filling. Give the sun-dried tomatoes a rough chop.

Then add them to a small saucepan and heat over medium on the stove top. Once the sun-dried tomatoes are sizzling, add the baby spinach and cook until spinach is wilted. Remove pan from the heat, then stir in the feta cheese and sea salt. Set aside until ready to use.

Place salmon fillets on a cutting board and slice in half hamburger-wise, leaving ¼” to ½” still attached.

Brush salmon with avocado oil (or cooking oil of choice) and sprinkle with sea salt.

Transfer salmon fillets on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Stuff the salmon with the filling mixture. Don’t be afraid to really load it up!

Salmon stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and spinach

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.

Serve Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon with Choice of side dishes (might I suggest My Go-To Balsamic Roasted Vegetables, Pesto Quinoa Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, and/or The BEST Vegan Kale Caesar Salad).

What Type Of Salmon Should I Use?:

You can really use any salmon you like, although I love using sockeye. Sockeye fillets tend to be thinner than Atlantic or King Salmon, which makes them ideal for stuffing (a thicker salmon fillet becomes very thick when stuffed).

I also enjoy using sockeye salmon because it is very lean and in this way the stuffing helps generate flavor.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add fresh basil, parsley, and/or oregano to the filling mixture.
  • Use kale, arugula, or rainbow chard instead of baby spinach.
  • Serve with grated parmesan on top, or additional feta.
  • Replace feta cheese with cheese of choice, such as gorgonzola, gouda, gruyere, cheddar, and/or mozzarella.

Enjoy this easy, healthy dinner recipe!

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4-Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon

Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Stuffed salmon recipe with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and spinach

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) sockeye salmon fillet, cut into 4 (1/4-lb) fillets
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • sea salt, to taste

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Give the sun-dried tomatoes a rough chop. Add sun-dried tomatoes to a small saucepan and heat over medium on the stove top. Once the sun-dried tomatoes are sizzling, add the baby spinach and cook until spinach is wilted. Remove pan from the heat, then stir in the feta cheese and sea salt. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Place salmon fillets on a cutting board and slice in half hamburger-wise, leaving ¼” to ½” still attached.
  4. Brush salmon with avocado oil (or cooking oil of choice) and sprinkle with sea salt. Transfer salmon fillets on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Stuff the salmon with the filling mixture.
  5. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
  6. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 14gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 28g
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4-Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon - an easy paleo, keto dinner recipe that is absolutely delicious and worthy of putting on repeat

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Sandi M

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Made this tonight with a beautiful piece of sockeye I had purchased. This is company worthy - delicious, easy to make and fancy!

Julia

Thursday 4th of August 2022

That's great to hear, Sandi! I'm thrilled you enjoy the recipe and I appreciate you swinging back around here to provide your feedback! xoxo :)

Kathy Ann

Thursday 21st of July 2022

My sockeye salmon is super thin, do you think I could make a slit on the top of the fillets and stuff that way? Would it work?

Julia

Thursday 21st of July 2022

Hi Kathy! I think that would probably work. As long as you're able to get it to slice, you should be good to go! Depending on the thickness, you may want to bake it for less time too. :) xoxo

M. Kennedy

Thursday 7th of July 2022

Love this recipe!!!! The stuffing is great. I’m not big on Salmon but this is really good.

Julia

Saturday 9th of July 2022

I'm so thrilled you enjoy it!

Nicky

Thursday 20th of January 2022

Wow have just made this and it is delicious. Made with basil and a sprinkle of parmesan on top. Roast broccoli and asparagus. Restaurant quality food. Thank you so much 😊

Julia

Friday 21st of January 2022

Yuuum, love the idea of serving it with broccoli and asparagus. Thrilled you enjoy it, Nicky! xoxo

Shelly

Thursday 17th of June 2021

Love your recipes! Made this tonight and added a dash of pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to the stuffing. It never really got the brown look on the paper so I turned up the heat to 400 the last 5 minutes and turned the broiler on for 1-2 mins. Served With a side of brown rice quinoa and asparagus. Delicious! The mediterranean flavor made me crave some Kalamata olives in there ;). I appreciate you and the varieties you offer. You must work out to keep it all in balance!

Julia

Sunday 20th of June 2021

I'm so happy you enjoyed the salmon, Shelly! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xoxoxo

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