Baked Salmon with Cilantro-Garlic Oil

by Erica Dinho on September 8, 2009

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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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca subbiah September 8, 2009 at 11:42 AM

this is fab will make it today lol Rebecca


2 Claudia Medeiros September 8, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Delicious and healthy ! Cilantro gives a special taste to this recipe :)
And a good white wine goes so well …


3 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie September 8, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Fabulous salmon, the flavors of cilantro and garlic are excellent!


4 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction September 8, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I love everything with cilantro… This salmon sounds delicious! I’ve been meaning to make salmon sometime soon (I’m a bit frightened by seafood), and I think this may be the perfect recipe. Thanks!


5 Lynda September 8, 2009 at 11:40 PM

An easy and delicious recipe! I love dishes like this!


6 Sarah Naveen September 9, 2009 at 6:38 AM

Hey Erica!!!
Please accept the awards waiting for you in my blog!!!
Salmon looks terrific!!!


7 Ben September 9, 2009 at 6:43 AM

I love salmon cause you can make a lot of fresh and delicious dishes with it. I like the flavors you used here :D


8 Nagma September 9, 2009 at 7:34 AM

It’s look delicious! Wonderful fish


9 Erica September 9, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Thank you everyone!!!!


10 Gina September 9, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Wow, my mouth is watering just looking at this picture!


11 Atreyee October 5, 2009 at 4:01 PM

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 :)


12 Andini August 4, 2011 at 9:42 AM

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.


13 Michelle March 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM

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


14 Terri July 8, 2014 at 7:26 PM

My new favorite way to cook salmon. Delicious!


15 Laura B August 31, 2014 at 4:47 AM

This looks amazing. What is the patty-shaped side dish?


16 Erica Dinho August 31, 2014 at 8:52 AM

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