Greek Salmon: the effortless recipe for a healthy Mediterranean dish

Total time: 50 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Packed with fresh ingredients, Greek salmon is an easy, nutritious recipe for any occasion – although it's simple to make, it has an impressive gourmet flavor.

Greek salmon is tangy, zesty, and fresh tasting thanks to ingredients like lemon, feta, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and tomatoes. For extra flavor, the feta is marinated in a phenomenal mixture of olive oil, chili flakes, garlic, oregano, and lemon juice.

This is a quick recipe, ideal when you're craving a healthy, flavorful dish. Serve your Greek salmon with a side salad, Greek potatoes, fried zucchini, grilled veggies, or garlic bread.


Your fish is done cooking when the flesh turns pink and opaque.

Reduce the chili flakes if you're not a big fan of spice. If you want to turn up the heat, add more chili flakes.

How to Store Greek Salmon

Keep leftover Greek salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

for the topping
Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup
lemons, juiced
Garlic, minced
1 to 2 cloves
Dried oregano
1 tsp
Red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
feta, cubed
1 cup
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup
kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 cup
persian cucumbers, chopped
1/4 cup
red onion, chopped
1/4 cup
Fresh dill, chopped
2 tbsp
for the salmon
lemon, thinly sliced
small red onion, sliced
salmon fillets
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Greek Salmon

Preheat your oven to 375F. Line a casserole dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, red chili flakes, and pepper in a large bowl.

Add feta and toss to coat.

Put the bowl in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.

Place the lemon and red onion in the casserole dish.

Put the salmon skin-side down on top of the onions and lemon. Generously season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove the fish from the oven.

Mix the olives with the feta mixture.

Add in tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion.

Stir in the dill.

Top the salmon with feta mixture.

Add extra dill if you prefer.

Serve and enjoy!

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