Easy Wasabi Salmon Recipe

This healthy and easy wasabi salmon recipe looks fancy enough for guests, but it requires so little hands on time that you’ll cook it up any ole night.

Easy healthy wasabi salmon recipe with sauce

Delicious and easy to make – a double winner!

I adore salmon. Why not? It’s loaded with protein, vitamins, selenium and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. And eating fish is linked to less risk of developing heart disease. Actually, I like nearly all fish, but I cook salmon quite often because it’s easy to prepare, readily available and very versatile.

I ordered a dish similar to this one on vacation in Abingdon, Virginia. I liked it so much that I had to recreate it at home with a few healthy twists. It took a few tries, but alas, here it is. The combination of sweet honey and spicy wasabi is phenomenal. If you like a lot of spice, add more wasabi paste.

Salmon in Abingdon restaurant

This was my delicious inspiration for this recipe. We enjoyed this at Rain Restaurant and Bar in Abingdon, VA.

I recommend eating a variety fish (just like it’s a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, nuts and every other food group). Other fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are barramundi, black cod, Arctic char, trout, sardines and herring. To learn about making good choices for both your health and the health of the planet, check out the Monterey Bay Acquarium.

Easy wasabi salmon recipe

The combination of sweet honey, spicy wasabi, sweet and spicy ginger and tart lime juice is pulled together so well with soy sauce.

Wasabi salmon with lime as part of a brain healthy diet

Easy Wasabi Salmon

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Course: Main Dish
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND


  • 4 tablespoons lower sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon wasabi paste, divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, make the marinade by whisking together the soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, 1 teaspoon of the wasabi paste and the honey.
  • Place the salmon and the marinade in a plastic bag with a zipper seal. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes, but not longer.
  • Place the marinated salmon fillets on a broiler pan. Discard the plastic bag with the remaining marinade.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the salmon flakes with a fork (generally about 10 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • While the salmon is baking, mix together the light mayonnaise and the remaining 1 teaspoon of wasabi paste. Serve with the salmon.


Feel free to use jarred ginger instead of freshly grated ginger.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 0g

Let me know how you like this recipe and if you have a favorite easy salmon recipe that’s both quick for weeknights and fancy for guests.

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Jill Weisenberger

I'm Jill, and I believe simple changes in your mindset and health habits can bring life-changing rewards. And I don't believe in willpower. It's waaaay overrated. As a food-loving registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist and certified health and wellness coach, I've helped thousands of people solve their food and nutrition problems. If you're looking for a better way to master this whole healthy eating/healthy living thing or if you're trying to prevent or manage diabetes or heart problems, you'll find plenty of resources right here.

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  1. Lisa M. Long on March 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Salmon is really delicious food.I like the recipe post because it’s easy to make.Thanks for sharing.

    • Jill Weisenberger on March 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      And thanks for visiting my site. I agree, salmon is delicious. And like most fish, it’s quite versatile. I’ll be posting more salmon recipes soon. Enjoy!

  2. Cathy on March 9, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Jill, you know I’ve been trying to develop a taste for salmon, this recipe just might be the ticket! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jill Weisenberger on March 9, 2018 at 8:35 am

      My fingers are crossed!

  3. AMIT SHARMA on March 27, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe post. Your recipe is easy to prepare, and my wife likes this recipe. I always prepare it for her.
    Jill can you post something about the best party snacks.
    Best Regards

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