Chimichurri Salmon

This simple and easy baked chimichurri salmon recipe is healthy, delicious and quick! It’s the perfect way to use leftover chimichurri, or the best excuse to get a new batch ready in just a few minutes. Serve it with brown rice for a complete protein-rich dinner your familia will love!

Looking for more baked salmon recipes you’ll love? Check out my Baked Lime Salmon recipe – It’s one of our family favorites!

Baked Chimichurri Salmon

Why I love this baked chimichurri salmon recipe

Because salmon and chimichurri are a match made in heaven!

I love this recipe so much because it comes together so easily. Usually, I have some Cilantro Chimichurri already ready in the fridge, and that’s great because the longer the chimichurri sits in the fridge, the stronger it gets as the flavors develop.

But even when I don’t have chimi ready, it’s still easy to make in just a few minutes. And, if you make a fresh batch just for this recipe, you’ll have some leftover to use throughout the week. You can even make this recipe again, even faster!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Bom Apetite!

How to make Chimichurri Salmon

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  1. Make the chimichurri. For this recipe we’re using this cilantro chimichurri sauce recipe that I usually make weekly, so I always have some in my fridge. If you don’t have a batch ready, the great news is all you need to do is is throw all the ingredients in a blender buzz, buzz, buzz, and call it a day.
  2. Marinade. Season the salmon steaks with salt and pepper on both sides, then smudge the chimichurri on the salmon and let it marinade for about 15-20 mins tops.

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3. Bake. I like using my cast iron braiser because it crisps the salmon on the bottom and around the edges a little bit. It’s so good! If you don’t have one, a baking sheet will work just fine. Then, bake your chimichurri salmon for about 15-20 mins – depending on how cooked you like your salmon.

Baked Chimichurri Salmon

What to serve with chimichurri salmon:

How to use any leftover cilantro chimichurri:


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5 from 71 votes

Chimichurri Salmon

This simple and easy baked chimichurri salmon recipe is healthy, delicious and quick! It's the perfect way to use leftover chimichurri, or the best excuse to get a new batch ready in just a few minutes. Serve it with brown rice for a complete protein-rich dinner your familia will love!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Aline Shaw

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless Salmon fillets about 4 fillets
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro chimichurri plus a few extra tablespoons for serving!
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • In a rimmed plate, season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Then, add in the cilantro chimichurri, rub it on all sides, and let it marinate approximately 15-20 mins.
  • Remove the fillets from the marinade, and arrange them on a cast iron braiser, or baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Then, broil for 2-5 minutes if you like it crispier.
  • Serve it with more chimichurri on top!

Bom Apetite!!

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 202kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 556mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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    10 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      I LOVE the look of this recipe!! The fish looks perfectly cooked and I think the chimichurri would be a great addition to the fish. Lovely colours too!

    2. 5 stars
      This is such a beautiful, easy, nourishing recipe! I’m the main salmon eater in our house, so I will definitely be making this for lunch. I had to look up your recipe for Farofa-I’ve never heard of it before, but want to make it too!

    3. 5 stars
      I always have your chimicurri sauce in the fridge too, so this salmon is so easy to make!! Perfect for busy weeknights!

    4. 5 stars
      This just screams summer to me! I love how light and flavorful this is…the freshness of the flavors is just perfect!

    5. 5 stars
      Such a flavorful salmon that isn’t too hard to make… Thank you so much for the recipe!

    5 from 71 votes (65 ratings without comment)

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