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Mediterranean Salmon

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean



For Salmon:

(4) 5-6 ounce salmon filets

2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for skillet

Juice of one lemon

Kosher Salt

Cracked Black Pepper

For topper:

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

⅔ cup green California ripe olives, pitted and halved

½ english cucumber, diced

¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

3 tbsps chopped fresh basil

½ cup feta cheese

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Cracked Black pepper


  1. Season Salmon: In a medium bowl add salmon filets. Sprinkle evenly with oregano, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix together so salmon filets are coated. Sprinkle filets evenly on each side with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. 
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add in a drizzle of olive oil so the bottom of the pan is well coated. When the pan is hot, add in salmon, skin side down and cook for five minutes on skin side. With a fish spatula, gently flip the salmon filets and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side. 
  3. While salmon is cooking, prepare the Mediterranean topper: In a large bowl add cherry tomatoes, green California ripe olives, cucumber, parsley, basil, feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and season evenly with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Mix together and set aside to top salmon with. 
  4. Transfer salmon to a serving platter and top evenly with mediterranean topper. 


Serving suggestions: I served this salmon on a bed of pearled cous cous and arugula.

Serve with Grains like brown rice, farro, lentils, or pasta all work well. 

Serve a salad: This salmon can also be served on top of a bed of greens as a salad with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette for a lighter option.

Keywords: salmon, olives, healthy