Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Garlic Oil

Salmon with cilantro and Parsley Oil

The combined simplicity and flavor are what make this dish terrific. I think that we all need some easy, but delicious recipes that we can prepare in a short time and with little planning, for a weeknight dinner party, without sacrificing taste.

I love to cook salmon because just by adding olive oil, salt and pepper, it tastes great and adding just a couple of more ingredients makes for a great tasting, fancier dish. Of course this recipe would work beautifully with parsley instead of cilantro, in case you are one of those people who hate cilantro and think it tastes like soap :) I happen to love the taste of cilantro and I don’t think that you will find many Colombians that don’t like it as we use cilantro in almost all of our traditional dishes. My mom is a huge fan of cilantro and uses it as a garnish in every soup she makes. Enjoy!

simple salmon qith cilantro oil

Salmon con salsa de cilantro



(4 servings)

  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro stems removed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of ½ lime

Salmon with Parsley -Cilantro Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. In a large baking dish place the salmon fillets. Season each fillet with salt and pepper.
  3. In a food processor mix the cilantro, oil, garlic, lime, salt and pepper. Pour half of the mixture on top of the salmon fillets.
  4. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
  5. Baked Salmon with Cilantro anad Parsley

  6. Place the rest of the oil in a serving bowl and leave on the table with the salmon to be used as a topping, if desired.
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  1. says

    This my fave dish…I make it often…and till now I had this thought in my mind that its my own fantasy…well glad to know that the fantasy land is nowhere but Columbia :)

  2. says

    I made this dish for dinner last night and it was really delicious! It was very easy to make and fast! We had it with rice and green salad. I used the remaining cilantro-garlic oil as salad dressing and it was really good. Thank you! I’ll definitely try more of your recipes.

  3. Michelle says

    Loved this recipe! Tried it last night and added chili flakes and used lemon juice instead. It’s a keeper – so flavourful :)


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