Baked Salmon with Cucumber Mint Salsa


This healthy baked salmon with cucumber salsa is a quick, tasty, and fresh meal!

Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes | Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 pieces salmon (or 1 larger piece totaling about 1 pound)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Cucumber salsa:

  • 3 Persian cucumbers chopped
  • Small handful fresh mint chopped finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon za’atar (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375F and move the rack to the top third of the oven. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up.
  2. Lightly coat the salmon in some olive oil, and then gently sprinkle on a bit of garlic powder and salt & pepper. Bake until it’s cooked through (check after 8-10 minutes for a thinner piece of salmon)… a good rule of thumb is about 5 minutes baking time per half inch of thickness. 
  3. Meanwhile, combine all the cucumber salsa ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Once the fish is done, serve it with the cucumber salsa on the side. This dish is also very tasty when the salmon is cooked then chilled for a few hours.

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