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Salmon with Spicy Citrus Dressing. Baked salmon with a delicious, slightly spicy, citrusy dressing, served over fresh spinach and arugula.
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Salmon with Spicy Citrus Dressing

Recipe yields a little more than 1 cup of salad dressing. Store, covered, in the refrigerator, or on your countertop if eating within a day or two.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main or Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, roasted salmon, salmon
Servings: 2


For the salmon

  • fresh salmon filet
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • chile lime seasoning blend optional; from Trader Joe's
  • fresh arugula and baby spinach or other salad blend
  • orange wedges
  • green onions finely diced

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet red chili sauce I used the Thai Kitchen brand
  • 1 tablespoon Korean hot pepper paste gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


For the salmon:

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Prep and line a baking sheet. Pat your salmon filet gently with a paper towel. Lightly drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and the chile lime seasoning blend if desired.
  • Bake in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon filet.

For the dressing:

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients. Taste and adjust any ingredients as needed. Set aside.
  • To serve: plate your cooked salmon on a bed of the fresh arugula and baby spinach. Drizzle the dressing over the top and garnish with some finely diced green onions. Serve with orange wedges if desired. Enjoy!