Sesame Ginger Salmon on white plate over cooked spinach

You’ll love this easy-to-prepare dinner recipe with just six ingredients! Salmon gets a bold makeover with this versatile sesame ginger dressing.

Salmon is one of the most popular fish in the world and for good reason. Not only does it have a delicious, slightly sweet taste, but it’s also packed with nutrients that are good for your health.

Why we love this Sesame Ginger Salmon

Salmon is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D. It’s also low in mercury, making it a safer choice than some other types of fish.

If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious seafood option, salmon is a great choice. Whether you bake it, grill it, or pan-fry it, there’s no wrong way to enjoy this delicious fish.

For this recipe, the hardest thing about it, is waiting for it to be ready. It’s so tasty we’re betting it will quickly become a family favorite.

raw salmon on cutting board

Here’s what’s in our Sesame Ginger Salmon:

  • Salmon: You can use frozen salmon steaks if preferred. Frozen salmon steaks are a great option if you’re looking for a quick and easy meal. Just pop them in the oven or pan-fry them and you’re good to go. However, be sure to give them plenty of time to thaw – otherwise they’ll be tough and dry.
  • Sesame ginger dressing: When it comes to giving your food some flavor, there’s no need to wait hours for a marinade to work its magic. A few spoonfuls of salad dressing can give your dish a quick and tasty flavor boost. 

Here’s how it works: the vinegar in the dressing helps to break down the food’s surface, allowing the flavors of the dressing to penetrate more deeply. This is especially helpful when you’re working with leaner cuts of meat or fish that can dry out easily.

  • Baby potatoes: Baby potatoes cook faster than their larger counterparts, making them the perfect choice for a quick and easy side dish. We quartered ours to make them cook even faster!
  • Baby spinach: Always good to get your greens in where you can!
spinach in colander

We all know the feeling of coming home after a long day and being greeted by a sink full of dirty dishes. It’s enough to make anyone order takeout. But what if we told you that there was a way to have hardly any dirty dishes and dinner ready in less time than it takes to go to a restaurant? Sounds good to us.

Here are a few tips for getting dinner on the table quickly without having to spend hours cleaning up afterwards:

sesame ginger salmon
  1. Plan ahead and make sure you have all the ingredients you need before you start cooking. This way you won’t have to stop in the middle of cooking to run to the store.
  2. Use one pot or pan whenever possible. Cooking each component of your meal in its own pot or pan will not only create more dishes, but it will also take longer.
  3. Take shortcuts where you can like we did with our sesame ginger dressing!

Have you tried this dish? Let us know what you thought!

Sesame Ginger Salmon

Amanda Keefer
This Sesame Ginger Salmon recipe comes together quickly with the help of bottled dressing.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dairy Free
Servings 4
Calories 670 kcal


  • 4 6 oz. salmon steaks
  • 1 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1 pound baby potatoes quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, divided
  • 1 9 oz. package baby spinach


  • Place salmon and dressing in large sealable bag, mix well. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Coat potatoes with 1 Tbsp. oil and 1 clove garlic. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove salmon and place in single layer in baking dish; discard leftover dressing. Place in oven and bake 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add 1 clove garlic and cook until garlic browns. Add spinach and cook 5 minutes, or until spinach wilts.


Calories: 670kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 38gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 21gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 707mgPotassium: 1416mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 116IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 3mg
Keyword broccoli, dinner recipes, easy dinners, healthy dinner, salmon, sesame
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