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Simple Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon

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This Simple Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon is one of those easy dinner recipes you can make any time you need something simple, delicious, and healthy for dinner. Just a few ingredients, and it’s so lovely!

Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon - Just a few ingredients in this yummy glaze.

Salmon is one of my favorite fish (along with halibut and cod), and it’s so easy to dress up with a simple glaze. Glazed salmon comes in all sorts of varieties, and certainly I’ve tried more than a few–Thai Sweet Chili and Lime, Honey Garlic, even one with brown sugar and lemon! What I love about it is that it’s a simple method and with just a few ingredients for a glaze, you can completely change the flavor of the dish.

This simple glazed salmon is one of those recipes you can tuck in your back pocket any time you need something quick, easy, and delicious for dinner. It’s pretty without being fussy, and delicious without a long ingredient list.

Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon - this simple paleo dinner is one of our favorites. It's so fast and easy!

Let’s be honest here: it’s ALL about that glaze. This one has a sweet-and-sour vibe that I just love. I start with peach or apricot jam, then add a bit of tang from a splash of vinegar. Top it all off with some salt, pepper, and a pinch of fresh herbs, and there’s SO much good flavor happening with just a few ingredients.

It easily fits into a variety of dietary restrictions–it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, paleo-friendly, and even Whole30-friendly if you choose the right jam! Pair it with a nice salad or green veggies, maybe some crispy roasted potatoes (or sweet potatoes), and a little fruit and you’ve got a well-rounded meal in no time.

Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon - This healthy dinner is on the table in minutes! Simple Glazed Salmon - Just a few ingredients and you've got an amazing dinner!

Notes on the Recipe:

Let’s talk jam. Since there are only a few ingredients here, I recommend using a good-quality jam. If you’ve got something homemade, I tip my hat to you (and I’d like to invite myself over for dinner). If, like me, you’re going the store-bought route, I’ve really liked Crofter’s (I get it at Sprouts or Walmart). They don’t use any corn syrups and the flavor is as close to my grandma’s as I can get. I hear good things about this honey-sweetened jam, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Whole30. For Whole30, you’ll need to choose a jam that’s fruit-sweetened. Crofter’s also makes a line of fruit spreads that are 100% fruit. (These tend to be less expensive in-store)

Paleo Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon - This is such an easy healthy dinner idea!

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Simple Glazed Salmon

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  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 salmon filets (5-6oz each)
  • 1/4c apricot or peach jam
  • 23 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 12 Tbsp fresh herbs–I like cilantro or basil best.
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Drizzle with olive oil (or spray with nonstick spray, if you prefer). Place salmon fillets skin side down on the baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together apricot jam, 2 Tbsp vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste the glaze and add more vinegar if desired. Pour half of the glaze over the tops of the salmon.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fillets) or until cooked through. Pour over the other half of the glaze and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Enjoy!
Simple Sweet and Sour Glazed Salmon - This is one of those easy recipes you can tuck in your back pocket any time you need something easy and healthy for dinner.

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