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Baked Salmon with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

An easy, healthy weeknight dinner bursting with flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Julia Day


  • 1 2-3lb salmon fillet
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes scored
  • 1 tbsp quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Pat salmon dry and rub 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper on both sides to coat evenly, and place on foil lined baking sheet skin-side down, cooking for approx. 15 minutes
  • While salmon heat saute pan over medium heat and add olive oil
  • Once hot, add shallot and cook until translucent (approx 2 minutes)
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds
  • Add cherry tomatoes and cook down until collapsed and wrinkled (5 minutes)
  • Take off heat and drizzle with balsamic
  • Cut salmon into quarters and serve covered in balsamic tomatoes. Top with sprinkle of lemon zest and basil