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Healthy Recipe of the Week

Sesame Baked Salmon

Simple Salmon in 20 minutes!


  • 1 tablespoon Tahini
  • 1 1/2 Soy Sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest (*substitute with orange zest for sweeter version)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice (*substitute with organic juice for sweeter version)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander (grounded)
  • (4) 6-ounce Salmon Fillets (skinless, patted dry)
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Seeds (toasted)
  • 2 Scallions (sliced)


Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, soy sauce, lemon (or orange) zest and juice, ginger, and coriander. 

Arrange the salmon fillets on a rimmed baking pan. Spoon the tahini sauce over the fish, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and bake until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and is just opaque (about 8 – 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets). Sprinkle with scallions.

Yields: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (1 salmon fillet): 350 Calories. 22g Total Fat. 4g Saturated Fat. 3g Carbohydrates. 1g Fiber. 0g Total Sugar. 0g Added Sugar. 33g Protein. 310mg Sodium.






 Chef Kate. (2022, March). The health cook: Simply salmon. Nutrition Action.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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