Hang On to Those Summer Vibes With These Healthy Fish Recipes
The beachy vibes of summertime never fail to give me a hankering for some seafood. The most satisfying way to end an afternoon of fun in the sun is eating a dinner of fresh-caught fish you reeled in that day. With all the amazing health benefits of fish, it's pretty easy to dismiss the famous Finding Nemo quote, "Fish are friends, not food." (Sorry, Bruce.) These fresh fish recipes will help you cling to those remaining Summer days for dear life. Time to grab your fishing poles!
If you're looking for an easy dinner with maximum protein and minimum prep time, try this healthy panko fish recipe. It only takes 20 minutes to make and packs a whopping 36 grams of protein per serving. Hello, new favorite post-gym dinner!
Get the recipe: panko-crusted fish
Brown Rice and Tuna Sushi Bowl
Frugal California roll lovers, rejoice — you can still enjoy the flavors of takeout sushi without breaking the bank, thanks to this brown rice albacore chirashi bowl. Mixed greens and brown rice combine with juicy oranges, protein-packed albacore tuna, and fresh grape tomatoes in one healthy, refreshing meal.
Get the recipe: brown rice albacore chirashi bowl
One-Pan Salmon With Cabbage and Kale
I don't know about you, but nothing makes me happier than seeing "one-pan" in a recipe title, especially when it's followed by "salmon." In this easy, tasty recipe, salmon fillets sit atop a perfectly crispy throne of cabbage and kale and are topped off with a mustard and dill dressing. Because salmon and dill go together like PB&J.
Get the recipe: salmon with cabbage and kale
Mediterranean Baked Halibut
Take your tastebuds on a Mediterranean getaway with this supereasy baked halibut recipe. It includes your usual suspects for Mediterranean dishes — tomatoes, artichokes, and capers — all wrapped together in foil. Both prepping and cleaning up this dinner are a breeze.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean baked halibut
Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Salad
Chances are, chicken is your go-to salad topper when you want to squeeze in a protein fix. But this grilled veggie and salmon salad recipe will tempt you to change your ways. It's jam-packed with fresh veggies — beets, zucchini, and corn, to name a few — and drizzled with a tasty balsamic lime vinaigrette.
Get the recipe: vegetable and salmon salad
Grilled Fish Tacos
Though the oven may be your preferred method for cooking fish, these grilled fish tacos have a nicely charred flavor that'll make you want to fire up your grill ASAP. Mango, cucumber, and mint are the perfect trifecta when it comes to fish-friendly salsas to top things off.
Get the recipe: grilled fish tacos
If that fish taco recipe wasn't enough to satisfy your grilled fish cravings, then these salmon burgers should do the trick. Sink your teeth into a healthy serving of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and you'll want to kiss greasy beef burgers goodbye for good.
Get the recipe: salmon burgers
Roasted Fish With Quinoa Salad
Healthy, flavorful, and practically effortless, this roasted fish with quinoa salad recipe will help you along your path to weight-loss success. There are no fancy fish marinades here — just salt, pepper, and olive oil — which proves that simplicity beats all.
Get the recipe: roasted fish with quinoa salad
Tropical Mahi Mahi
We already established that mango should be your go-to healthy salsa ingredient for topping off fish, but let's turn up the heat a bit, shall we? This mahi mahi recipe is rubbed with a flavorful combo of spices and topped with a mango jalapeño salsa. All you need to fully enjoy this dish is an equally healthy and tropical drink.
Get the recipe: tropical mahi mahi
Tuna Poke Bowl
Get in on the Hawaiian food trend that has stolen every foodie's heart this summer. This tuna poke bowl combines bite-size chunks of raw tuna, diced-up avocado, seaweed salad, and scallions with a soy sauce drizzle to tie the flavors together.
Get the recipe: tuna poke bowl
Cod With Asparagus
When it comes to easy dinners, parchment paper is your new BFF. This cod recipe wraps the flaky white fish together with asparagus, onions, basil, and soy sauce in a parchment paper envelope. After just 15 minutes of oven time, you'll have a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth fish dinner.
Get the recipe: cod with asparagus in parchment paper
Maple Soy Salmon
Maple syrup may seem like an odd ingredient for a fish recipe, but this maple soy broiled salmon will have you going back for seconds. The sweet and salty components are unexpected palate pleasers that are sure make you experience love at first bite.
Get the recipe: maple soy broiled salmon
Fish Tacos With Greek Yogurt Crema
Get ready for your tastebuds to go bonkers because this healthy fish taco recipe is chock-full of flavor. The white fish is seasoned with paprika and cumin, a combo that packs a powerful punch, while the tacos are topped with sweet mango salsa, Greek yogurt crema, and sliced avocado.
Get the recipe: fish tacos with avocado and crema
Baked Salmon With Green Beans and Tomatoes
For those nights when you're short on time and need to get rid of your hangriness, STAT, this easy salmon recipe is your savior. It requires basically zero prep time and no fancy ingredients, so you can make it any day of the week without an emergency grocery store run.
Get the recipe: simple baked salmon