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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
Keyword pan-seared salmon, salmon and spinach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 278kcal
Author Julia



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb salmon fillets (3 or 4 salmon fillets)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Vegetables and other ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • 6 oz spinach fresh
  • salt


How to sear salmon

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Season salmon fillets with salt.
  • When the oil is hot, add salmon fillets flesh side down (skin side up). Sear for about 4 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • 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.
  • Remove salmon from the skillet.

Prepare the vegetables

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


  • Add pan-seared salmon on top of the vegetable mixture.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 1037mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4595IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3.1mg