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Spicy Ginger Lemon Salmon

Spicy Ginger Lemon Salmon

I crave Asian almost every week. It’s more the flavors of spicy ginger and tangy soy that get me versus any particular dish that I need to have. Enter this spicy ginger & lemon salmon! It’s perfect any way you choose to eat it and satisfies that craving for Asian flavors in a healthy way! Top Asian-style salads with it, or pair it with cauliflower fried rice like I did here!

This fried cauliflower rice is one of Path of Life’s newest products to hit store shelves and with all the rage about cauliflower it’s great because the cooking is nearly all done for you. It’s ready in just three and a half minutes! Earlier this year I talked about how cauliflower rice is a good alternative to rice because it’s lower in calories and higher in nutrients. That’s exactly why I love veggie noodles and spaghetti squash too. It’s not that I don’t want the real thing once in a while, but I know that when I stock my fridge with Path of Life Organic side dishes and vegetables I have an easy go-to on a busy weeknight that taste delicious too.


ginger lemon salmon

spicy lemon ginger salmon


spicy lemon ginger salmon


I could eat salmon any which way, but in the case of pairing it with Asian-inspired flavors it has to this recipe!

ginger lemon salmon

Spicy Ginger & Lemon Salmon

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN


Asian flavors of ginger and soy sauce spice up this super simple to make salmon! Enjoy it plain or on top of a bed of cauliflower fried rice! The perfect dish for when you are craving the flavors of Asian takeout but want to whip up something healthier in your own kitchen!


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 (4-ounce) salmon filets


  1. n a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ginger marinade and salmon filets; squeeze lemon on top and all over. Marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray or use tin foil.
  4. Place salmon filets along with the marinade and lemon slices onto prepared baking dish and bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 14 minutes.
  5. Serve salmon immediately and enjoy!





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