Baked Feta Salmon

5 from 51 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 51 votes
Servings 1 serving
Course Main Course
Calories 536
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Storage: Leftovers will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the oven.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used. 

Nutrition

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

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

  2. This dish checked all my boxes – made in one dish, had lots of veggies, used up a lot of staples in my fridge! And so flavorful of course! I served it over couscous and it was perful. I will definitely be making this again 🙂

  3. It was really good! Thanks for the inspiration. Made it into a bowl with leftover rice, chopped cucumbers and hummus. I like an extra layer of freshness, so I added lemon juice and chopped parsley to finish the dish. So delicious!

  4. Beautiful easy recipe, I made a few changes as I cannot eat onion or garlic, and replaced that with oils. My kids who normally don’t like salmon loved this dish.

  5. Forgot the olives and didn’t miss them until I came back to say thank you for a delicious recipe; seriously so good! Can’t wait to try it again with the olives.

  6. Delicious. The flavours were amazing! I added more garlic and gave the veggies a bit of a head start so they were more caramelized. I am adding this to my regular weekday night rotation! Thanks for a quick, healthy and delicious recipe!

  7. I tripled the veggies/olives/feta and threw in some chopped artichoke hearts I had in the fridge, and used 4 salmon filets. I served with some baked brown rice pilaf and a green salad. Delicious!

  8. I had to compromise a bit because I did not have olives but the result was still very tasty.
    Thanks Yumna 🙂