Greek Salmon recipe – skillet, grill or air fry this healthy under 20 minute meal loaded with fresh, delicious Mediterranean flavor!

greek salmon on black plate with vegetable orzo

The magic of this recipe is in the fresh, simple ingredients of the marinade: olive oill, garlic, lemon, red wine vinegar and fresh dill.

The result is this healthy show-stopping meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for busy nights; gourmet level for entertaining.

black plate with greek salmon and pesto orzo

This salmon goes with many different sides. I like it best over Pesto Orzo Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, chunks of feta cheese and plenty of fresh herbs.

WHAT’S IN GREEK SALMON?

Here’s the ingredient list:

  • fresh salmon filets
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • fresh dill (or combination of dill and mint)
  • garlic powder
  • honey
  • half of one large lemon
  • salt and black pepper
  • butter

HOW TO MAKE GREEK SALMON:

Greek Marinade

Use this marinade for any method of cooking. 

Here’s how to do it:

Whisk 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, honey and the lemon juice and zest together in a baking dish.

Place eash piece of salmon in the mixture then turn to coat and marinate for 5 minutes.

STOVETOP/SKILLET:

Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet over medium to medium high heat.

Remove salmon from the marinade then pat dry with paper towel.

Place skin side down, gently pressing so the skin evenly touches the skillet then season lightly with salt and pepper and cook 3 minutes.

Flip the salmon over and cook 2 minutes face side down.

Turn the salmon over again so the skin side is down then add the butter to the skillet.

Continue cooking another 3-4 minutes with the skin side down.

Tllt the skillet and spoon the butter over the salmon basting until cooked through to an internal temp of 145 degrees in the middle of the thickest fillet on an instant-read thermometer.

Once the salmon is finished cooking, the skin will be cooked to crisp and can be easily removed with tongs if you prefer.

Remove from the skillet and serve right away with sliced lemon.

black plate with greek salmon and pesto orzo

GRILLED:

Preheat the outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

Oil grates well then grill salmon skin side down 4-5 minutes.

Carefully flip so the skin side is up then continue grilling 4-5 mintues or to an internal temp of 145°.

AIR FRYER:

Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.

Lightly spray air fryer basket with cooking spray then air fryer salmon 8-10 minutes or until cooked through to 145° internally.

WHAT TO EAT WITH GREEK SALMON:

Pesto Orzo Salad room temp or chilled – orzo, tomatoes, red bell peppers, fresh herbs, chickpeas, lemon zest and juice, pesto, chunks of feta cheese and kalamata olives

Greek Salad with crisp lettuce, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives drizzled with this delicious homemade Greek dressing.

Tzatziki creamy sauce made from Greek yogurt and fresh cucumber.

Panzanella Salad toasted garlicky croutons, fresh spring vegetables plus tomatoes, crispy chickpeas and feta cheese in an herby lemon vinaigrette.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER SALMON:

Leftover salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.

LOOKING FOR MORE EASY SALMON RECIPES?

Grilled Mediterranean Salmon Kabobs – quick, complete meal – cooks completely on the grill.

Salmon with Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce – light, creamy (no mayo!) fresh herb sauce.

Honey Teriyaki Salmon – a simple dinner loaded with delicious sweet-savory flavor.

Best Air Fryer Salmoneasy weeknight dinner – cooks perfectly in 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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greek salmon on black plate with vegetable orzo

Greek Salmon

This easy healthy Greek Salmon is loaded with fresh Mediterranean flavors and whips up in undder 20 minutes! Skillet, grill and air fry options.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Calories

Equipment

  • skillet, grill OR air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 6 ounce fresh salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill (or dill/mint combination) chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • half lemon juice and zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions
 

MARINADE (use for all cooking methods)

  • Whisk 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, honey and the lemon juice and zest together in a baking dish large enough to hold salmon fillets.
  • Place salmon in the marinade, turning to coat and marinate for 5 minutes.

SKILLET:

  • Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet over medium to medium high heat.
  • Remove salmon from the marinade, pat dry with paper towel.
  • Place skin side down, gently pressing so the skin evenly touches the skillet. Season lightly with salt and pepper and cook 3 minutes.
  • Flip the salmon over and cook 2 minutes face side down.
  • Turn the salmon over again so the skin side is down then add the butter to the skillet. Continue cooking another 3-4 minutes with the skin side down.
  • Tllt the skillet and spoon the butter over the salmon basting until cooked through to an internal temp of 145 degrees. NOTE: once the salmon is finished cooking, the skin will be cooked to crisp and can be easily removed with tongs if you prefer.

GRILLED:

  • Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Oil grates well then grill salmon skin side down 4-5 minutes.
  • Carefully flip so the skin side is up and continue grilling 4-5 mintues or to an internal temp of 145°.

AIR FRYER:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
    Lightly spray air fryer basket with cooking spray then air fryer salmon 8-10 minutes or until cooked through to 145° internally.
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