pan-seared salmon with spinach

Pan-Seared Salmon with Spinach

Pan-Seared Salmon with Spinach is an easy and healthy Mediterranean style dinner.  Your family will love all the veggies!  Ready in 30 minutes.  This recipe is gluten-free, high in protein, and low in carbs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 278 kcal
Author Julia



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb salmon fillets (3 or 4 salmon fillets)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Vegetables and other ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • 6 oz spinach fresh
  • salt


How to sear salmon

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Season salmon fillets with salt.
  3. When the oil is hot, add salmon fillets flesh side down (skin side up). Sear for about 4 minutes on medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Flip the salmon fillets to the other side (skin side down). Sear for another 4 or 5 minutes on medium heat until salmon is flaky.
  6. Remove salmon from the skillet.

Prepare the vegetables

  1. To the same, now empty, skillet, add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, chopped artichokes, capers. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add fresh spinach, and continue cooking and stirring until the spinach wilts, for a couple of minutes. Season with salt if needed.


  1. Add pan-seared salmon on top of the vegetable mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Pan-Seared Salmon with Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 547mg24%
Potassium 1037mg30%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 4595IU92%
Vitamin C 25.8mg31%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.