Tuscan Garlic Salmon Skillet with Spinach and Tomato

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 6, 2020
Tuscan Garlic Salmon Skillet with Spinach and Tomato
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Tuscan Garlic Salmon – A restaurant-quality pan-seared salmon recipe in a delicious garlic butter sauce with spinach, tomatoes and basil! This easy and healthy salmon recipe takes just a few minutes of prep and makes a perfect weeknight meal in 20 minutes or less. The garlic butter sauce is to die for, you’ll want to soak a whole French baguette in it! Paleo, low-carb and keto-friendly – Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Tuscan Garlic Butter Salmon

  • 1lb. (450g) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (60ml) vegetable or chicken stock (or dry white wine)
  • 2 tablespoons high-quality olive oil, optional

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1. To make the Tuscan garlic salmon skillet: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet, on medium-low heat. Add the salmon fillets, red pepper flakes, paprika, Italian seasoning and salt in the skillet and cook salmon on medium heat on both sides, until salmon is cooked through – about 5 minutes. Remove salmon fillets from the skillet and set aside.

2. In the same skillet over medium heat, add tablespoon olive oil or  melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add garlic and chopped onion and cook gently until fragrant and translucent. Add chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, fresh spinach, and vegetable or chicken stock (or white wine). Cook on medium heat about 3 – 5 minutes until spinach wilts just a little and tomatoes release some of their juice. Adjust seasoning, if needed.

3. Add cooked salmon back to the skillet to reheat quickly. Drizzle with good quality olive oil just before serving, for an extra taste. Serve the Tuscan garlic salmon immediately, enjoy!

What other readers say about this Tuscan Garlic Salmon Skillet recipe

“This is great! Seems so simple and basic, but the flavors work together wonderfully. I did not add any butter and it was perfect. Maybe next time I will use half oil half butter because of the flavor. I did simmer the tomatoes longer (cca 10, 15 min) so the sauce was thicker and then added the spinach. Lovely!” – Mary

“Great recipe, will make it again” – Ronnella

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  • Cheryl

    2020-11-11 20:20:44

    Excellent. Added mushrooms. Only used olive oil.

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