Add some healthy seafood to your menu with this easy recipe for baked salmon in tomato sauce! Flavorful, nutritious, and easy to prep.
I’m always looking for healthy recipes that are easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. I want the dish to have basic ingredients, simple prep steps, and still taste amazing.
This baked salmon in tomato sauce checks all those boxes and more! It’s a great way to add healthy fats and protein to your plate, and the flavor is downright crave-worthy.
Best of all, you only need six ingredients! You’ll throw everything except the salmon in a blender, pulse into a sauce, pour over the fillets in a dish, and bake. It’s seriously that easy!
The next time you’re looking for a nutritious meal that’s sure to satisfy and comes together quickly, give this baked salmon a try. It’s one of my favorite ways to wind down at the end of the day!
How to make salmon in tomato sauce
Ready to see how this delicious meal comes together in just six simple steps? Let’s get cooking!
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F (220°C).
Step 2: Roughly chop the tomatoes, then place them in a blender along with the basil, parsley, garlic, and black pepper.
Step 3: Pulse a couple of times until it forms a chunky tomato sauce.
Step 4: Place the salmon fillets in an oven-safe dish. Pour the tomato sauce over the salmon.
Step 5: Bake the salmon for 20 – 25 minutes until cooked through.
Step 6: Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Make sure to serve with a spoon so you can ladle some of the tomato sauce on top. Trust me, you’re going to want extra!
How long do you bake salmon in the oven?
This is going to depend on the temperature of your oven and the size of your salmon filet. Let’s start by talking about the temperature.
I recommend cooking salmon at 400°F. Because of the healthy fats in the fish, it’s a little more forgiving than a leaner fish that could potentially dry out. Plus, cooking it in the tomato sauce keeps it nice and moist.
When it comes to how long to bake salmon, a good rule of thumb is to bake it for 10-15 minutes for every inch of thickness. You’ll know salmon is done cooking when it flakes easily and isn’t mushy.
Salmon makes fantastic leftovers to eat over a salad, in a wrap, or on their own for lunch or dinner the next day! You can store salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
When you’re ready to enjoy, I recommend gently reheating the salmon in the oven. I wouldn’t use the microwave or you can easily overcook the fish.
Other healthy salmon recipes
Looking for even more delicious options to enjoy high-protein, omega-3-packed salmon? There are so many amazing ways to serve this versatile fish!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll love:
For even more healthy inspiration, make sure you check out this collection of my favorite low-carb seafood recipes for diabetics!
When you’ve tried this salmon, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Salmon in Tomato Sauce
- 4 salmon filets
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (220°C).
- Roughly chop the tomatoes, then place them in a blender along with the basil, parsley, garlic, and black pepper.2 medium-sized tomatoes, 2 tablespoons fresh basil, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Pulse a couple of times until it forms a chunky tomato sauce.
- Place the salmon fillets in an oven-safe dish. Pour the tomato sauce over the salmon.4 salmon filets
- Bake the salmon for 15 – 20 minutes until cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.