Baked Feta Salmon

5 from 227 votes

Ready to serve in 20 minutes, this simple baked feta salmon is a perfect weeknight meal. Fresh, vibrant and low carb.

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This easy one dish meal is inspired by the viral TikTok Baked Feta Pasta, which I’m sure you have all tried by now! Lower in carbs, this baked feta salmon is full of wonderfully fresh and healthy ingredients, and is so simple and easy to make.

Baked Feta salmon after it's cooked in the oven

Baked feta salmon tutorial

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Salmon: I like to use MOWI Essential Fresh Atlantic Salmon. It has a wonderful flavor as well as being sustainable. Salmon is a great source of healthy omega-3s and is high in protein.
  • Vegetables: Cherry tomatoes, green pepper, red onion, garlic, kalamata olives.
  • Feta cheese: This Greek cheese adds a great creamy texture and rich flavor. Goats cheese will also work well.
  • Seasonings: Salt, oregano, red pepper flakes and fresh basil.
  • Oil: I like to use extra virgin olive oil for this dish for a richer flavor. You can use regular olive oil if that’s what you have.
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make baked feta salmon

  1. Place the veggies and feta cheese into an oven proof dish.
  2. Add some of the seasonings and oil, and toss to combine.
  3. Place the salmon in the middle of the dish with the rest of the seasonings and bake!
3 image collage to show how to make the recipe

Tips for making the recipe well

  1. Quarter the cherry tomatoes, rather than leaving them whole. This dish requires a lot less cooking time than the original baked feta pasta, so this will allow them to cook through and be soft.
  2. Double the recipe. This is the perfect meal for one, but turn this into a family meal by adding additional salmon fillets and vegetables and using a bigger baking dish.
  3. Allow your salmon to reach room temperature before baking it. It helps to take it out of the fridge 15 to 30 minutes before baking. This will help it to cook evenly through.
  4. Do the fork check on the salmon. When it’s done cooking, the salmon should be juicy and should flake easily with a fork when pressed on top. If it is over cooked, it will look dry or crumble when you cut into it.

Frequently asked questions

What do you serve it with?

This salmon recipe is a great balanced meal with lots of veggies, protein and good fats. If you like, you can serve it up with a separate veggie or potato side. It’s great with some sautéed asparagus or green beans.

Can you make it ahead of time?

Baked feta salmon is best served as soon as it’s made. If you do have leftovers, they will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat it, covered with foil, in the oven at 275°F for around 15 minutes until warmed through.

Can you use frozen salmon?

For the best flavor and texture, it’s best to use fresh salmon for this recipe. If you use frozen, be sure to thaw it fully before baking it and pat it dry with kitchen towel to remove any moisture.

Fork on top of salmon flaking it off to show the texture

This baked feta salmon is such an effortless weeknight meal. Full of fresh and healthy ingredients, it wonderfully flavorful and so simple to make!

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Baked Feta Salmon

Ready to serve in 20 minutes, this simple baked feta salmon is a perfect weeknight meal. Fresh, vibrant and low carb.
5 from 227 votes
Servings 1 serving
Course Main Course
Calories 536
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 6 ounces MOWI Essential Fresh Atlantic Salmon
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ¼ cup chopped green pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt divided
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Fresh basil for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat the salmon dry.
  • In an oven safe dish, place the cherry tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, feta cheese, kalamata olives, garlic, half the salt and half the oregano oregano. Pour the olive oil on top, and toss until well combined.
  • Place the salmon in the middle of the baking dish surrounded by all the vegetables. Add the remaining oregano and crushed red pepper on top of the salmon. Drizzle more olive oil if desired.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until the tomatoes soften and the salmon is cooked through.
  • Add fresh basil leaves and serve with a side of your choice, if desired


Storage: Leftovers will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the oven.


Calories: 536kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 124mg, Sodium: 1313mg, Potassium: 1338mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1299IU, Vitamin C: 68mg, Calcium: 241mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. I suppose it’s very gauche, but we lacked fresh salmon, although we did have some nice feta cheese, fresh basil from our pot garden, and olives, etc., and I had a yen for salmon and feta. So I used canned salmon. We also didn’t have enough fresh tomatoes for the 2 of us, so I used canned diced tomatoes. We also used yellow onions, and the green peppers were from our pot garden, so they were more or less fresh but had been waiting to get used (the pot fell off its shelf, effectively sheering off the branches with immature peppers). Even with the major substitution of canned salmon, the recipe was tasty. And it was easy. Because we are seniors with small appetites, doubling the recipe to use the whole can of salmon resulted in 2 meals for 2 people (4 servings). We ate it with half pieces of garlic bread, even though there was some garlic in the recipe.

  2. This dish was absolutely amazing. I haven’t cooked salmon in years, but when I accidentally received beautiful salmon fillets and feta with my delivery order, I searched for some way to use both and found this recipe. I doubled the vegetable-feta mix because we had 4 pieces of salmon, substituted orange bell pepper instead of green, and eliminated the garlic (allergic), but otherwise made it exactly as written.

    The thick cuts of fish we received needed more than 15 minutes cooking time, which allowed the vegetables to fully simmer. The fish was moist from the vegetables and looked beautiful with the vegetables on top. I made the dish a second time tonight, for my son who just returned from college, and he was so impressed that he actually took a photo of it!

    So easy to make, so delicious and flavorful, and a great way to ensure moist cooking of the fish–I highly recommend it. And the large scoop of leftover vegetable-feta mix are going in my husband’s omelet tomorrow…

  3. Super clean, fresh, flavorful & easy! I used salmon & haddock b/c my hubby doesn’t like salmon. I think any other thicker, white fish could work well with this too — cod, sea bass. So glad to have stumbled onto your site! Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes.

    1. Thank you so much! This recipe is definitely versatile in that way. Can’t wait for you to try the other recipes too!

  4. This is my first time cooking salmon. I trust Yumna, so I decided to go for it since I had all these ingredients on hand.
    I doubled the recipe because I had 12 ounces of salmon. Even without the garlic and crushed red pepper, this recipe is a keeper!!
    It turned out perfectly and I had to stop myself before I ate the entire six servings🥰🥳👏

  5. Delicious!! I omitted the olives since I’m not a fan and the flavor was still delicious! Husband needed a side so served his with brown rice, but I ate it as is and was fully satisfied. Love easy, healthy recipes!

  6. Super tasty! Fish was cooked perfectly and loved all the veggies with the melty, salty feta. So so good!

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