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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Need to rethink your salmon?  Try my scrumptious Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe!

Healthy Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Hi peeps!

I cook salmon for the Hubs and I usually every other week because it’s healthy, delicious and is one of those dishes we both enjoy.  I’ve got to be honest though, sometimes I wear out my basic recipe and need to shake it up!  I cook so many unique things for the blog, but even I fall into a cooking rut sometimes.

So the other day I decided to get creative and try glazing my salmon with a homemade sweet balsamic glaze.  The result was my Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe!  It’s terrifically tasty and I just had to share.

Healthy Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe/ Running in a Skirt

To make the salmon I simmered the rich balsamic glaze in a small sauce pan before I put the salmon in the oven.  There also a touch of honey, mustard and garlic in it.

Pro tip: I love this pan for making pan sauces like this!

Healthy Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe/ Running in a Skirt

One the sauce reduced I brushed it on my salmon fillets.  I let it bake until the salmon just started to flake.

I prefer my salmon slightly overdone than overdone!

Healthy Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe/ Running in a Skirt

The result just takes basic salmon up another level.  It rich, savory and delicious.  And although it’s a little more complicated than just throwing it in the oven, the effort pays off with such a pretty dish.  Serve this with fresh roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts, Rosemary Lemon Asparagus or even 6 Ingredient Healthier Twice Baked Potatoes.  It’s also great as a salad topper.

My little experiment was a big success and this is something I’ll be adding to my dinner rotation.  Enjoy!

Healthy Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Julie Wunder
A simple and healthy balsamic glaze for salmon!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 servings


  • 2 salmon fillets, about 5-8 ounces per piece
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or additional to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or additional to taste
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking dish with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • Season both sides of the salmon with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the salmon in the baking dish.
  • In a small non-stick sauce pan over low heat saute the garlic and the olive oil about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the vinegar, honey and dijon to the pan and turn up to medium. Stir well and continue to stir occasionally. Allow the sauce to cook for 3-5 minutes or until it turns into a thick glaze. Season with the rest of the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Brush the top of the salmon with the sauce.
  • Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the over and brush the sauce on the salmon again.
  • Return the salmon to the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until it starts to flake. The thicker your piece of salmon the longer the cooking time.
  • Serve immediately.
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Healthy Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe/ Running in a Skirt

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By | 2020-03-09T13:35:55-04:00 April 4th, 2017|Fish & Seafood, Food, Pescatarian Meals|25 Comments


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  2. Debbie July 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Tried it and loved it! Only wild caught though for me! Just viewed What the Health in netflix- We really need to watch what we eat.

  3. Miz Helen April 11, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try your Balsamic Glazed Salmon, we will just love it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law April 8, 2017 at 5:13 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! Balsamic has to be one of my favourite flavors!

  5. Agness of Run Agness Run April 6, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love salmon and I try to eat it as much as possible. Your recipe is a must try, Julie!

  6. Farrah April 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Why hello, my favorite protein ever! This looks amazing! <3

  7. This looks fantastic! Like Susie, I always do mustard sauce. I need to try it!

  8. Blane Sherer April 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I eat salmon often about once a week.
    It is good to change up the preparation

  9. Emily April 4, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    MMMMM!!!! We love salmon; it’s definitely a treat here because I try to get ‘Wild Caught’ but it’s always more expensive. However it’s so good when we get it; I love the idea of putting a sticky balsamic glaze on it!

  10. Jess April 4, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Thank you for my dinner tonight ! 😉 I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve whipped up from your site. You are a foodie inspiration to me. And I LOVE me some salmon. SO thank you my dear. 🙂 gotta fuel that runner body smart. Maybe we could collaborate on something for runners? Workout plus food ideas for a runner? Maybe a weekly challenge or something? Just throwing that out there!

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Jess! Oh that makes me so happy!!! I love to hear when people make my recipes.
      I’d be happy to talk about doing something together! Send me an e-mail at [email protected] 🙂

  11. heather @Lunging Through Life April 4, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I don’t like salmon… I knowwww, ha.. but my parents eat it weekly. I’ll have to share this with them to switch things up!

  12. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 4, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

    I always revert to mustard salmon, so I will have to do this next time!

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