Baking Salmon with Onion, Tomatoes and Cilantro

Baking salmon is easy and when done right renders a moist and flaky result. This recipe is made with onions, tomatoes and cilantro or coriander. However, you can bake it simply with lemon, butter, salt and pepper. Dill is another herb that goes beautifully with salmon.

Salmon is loaded in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. It is also a great source of protein and vitamin and has no carbohydrates. It is considered a super food because it is so good for you.

If you are one of those people that think cilantro tastes like soap no worries! You can substitute it for parsley for an equally delicious fish.

Here is what you need to do for baking salmon perfectly:

Serves eight
1 large fillet of salmon
1 small white onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1- 8 oz. package cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 large lemon – juiced
1 TBS paprika
Salt & Pepper
1/2 cup white wine

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Rinse and pat dry the fish. Place it in a baking pan, skin side down. Cover with the lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cover with onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes and cilantro. Pour the wine around the fish and place in the oven.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until fish is cooked through. Remove from oven and serve. Enjoy!

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • October 7, 2013


    This recipe looks delicious, but I was wondering if I could substitute the white wine with a different ingredient? Thanks

  • October 10, 2013


    Hi Emily!
    You can use a little but of chicken stock if you prefer. I also think that it would be fine with out the liquid. Thank you for stopping by!
    Mary Ann