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Baked Bruschetta Salmon

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This fresh and nutritious Salmon Bruschetta recipe is a winner! With juicy cherry tomatoes, fragrant garlic and shallot, and zesty balsamic vinegar, it’s bursting with flavor. Best of all, it comes together in just a few simple steps, making it the perfect healthy meal for busy weeknights.

bruschetta salmon on a white tray topped with fresh tomatoes and basil

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Bruschetta Salmon

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • DELICIOUS: The combination of juicy cherry tomatoes, fragrant garlic and shallot, and zesty balsamic vinegar dressing makes for a mouthwatering flavor that’s sure to satisfy your tastebuds.
  • HEALTHY – Salmon is packed with nutrients like protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a great choice for a healthy meal. Combined with the fresh bruschetta, it’s perfect.
  • QUICK AND EASY: With just a few simple steps, this recipe comes together quickly, making it the perfect option for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
  • GLUTEN FREE: This recipe is naturally gluten-free, making it a great option for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

Bruschetta Salmon Ingredients

ingredients to make fresh bruschetta salmon

What we love about this recipe are the simple ingredients that pack a flavorful punch. There’s nothing overly “fancy” about this recipe but it presents beautifully.

  • Salmon filet. Make sure that the pin bones are removed. You can ask your butcher at the grocery store to make sure.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Kosher Salt. Kosher salt clings to the salmon well, but if you don’t have it you can use sea salt.
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper. Freshly cracked pepper is well…fresh, but feel free to use ground pepper if needed.
  • Cherry Tomatoes.
  • Garlic cloves.
  • Shallot. Shallots remind me of a mild onion, but they also have a little sweetness to them. They’re usually with the onions at the grocery store, but some supermarkets have them on the end caps of the produce aisles.
  • Balsamic Vinegar. Balsamic vinegar adds a sweet yet tangy zest to the bruschetta mix.
  • Fresh Basil. Tip: when buying basil leaves it’s usually cheaper in the long run to buy a plant. Most grocery stores have them, and this way you’ll have enough basil for multiple recipes that won’t go bad.

Supplies You’ll Need

Here are a few items you’ll need for the baked bruschetta salmon recipe.

How to Store Leftover Salmon

Storing leftover salmon can be a little tricky as it can easily turn tough and chewy.

We recommend storing the leftover bruschetta salmon recipe in an airtight container for no more than 3 days.

I recently bought these storage containers and love them. I’ll be converting all my meal prep containers to this style.

Reheating Salmon:

We recommend reheating the salmon in an air fryer. This helps crisp it back up and give it a nice texture.

You could also use a microwave, but the texture may be a little chewy.

close up of fresh bruschetta over broiled salmon

FAQs about Baked Bruschetta Salmon

We recommend a wild caught salmon filet. Whether you caught it yourself or picked it up at the grocery store or fish market. You can usually find a good deal at Costco or Sam’s Club.

Salmon is typically best fresh. Cooking, chilling, then reheating can cause it to get a little tough and chewy. if you have an air fryer, that’s a great way to reheat it if you go this route.

This bruschetta is delicious paired with other fish such as cod, pollock, or tilapia. It’s also a great option for grilled chicken or pork as well.

There is no rule saying you can’t, but I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe. The cherry tomatoes add beautiful color and a pop of freshness to the dinner.

Yes, you can. Use whatever cooking device you have to make the recipe work for you (an air fryer is another option).

How to Make Bruschetta Salmon for Dinner

Step 1: Cooking the Salmon

salmon laying on a sheet pan covered with parchment

In a preheated oven, lay the salmon filet on a parchment-lined half-sheet pan. If you didn’t buy the salmon with pin bones removed, take a tweezer and remove them now. (We recommend giving it a once over anyway.)

Rub the fish with oil, salt, and pepper and bake for 15 minutes. Then broil for another 3 – 5 minutes.

Pin Bone Tip: Pin bones are typically located in the center of the thickest part of the salmon filet. Run your finger along the filet to locate them. If you feel any, use tweezers to carefully remove them one at a time. It’s important to note that the pin bones are set diagonally in the filet rather than vertically. Be sure to be gentle when removing them to avoid damaging the fish.

Step 2: Making Fresh Bruschetta

Stir together the bruschetta ingredients.

spoon homemade bruschetta over baked salmon

Spoon the bruschetta over the warm salmon and serve immediately.

Bruschetta Salmon Sides

easy homemade bruschetta

If you’re looking for side dish ideas to serve with your dinner, here are a few of our recommended favorites:

  • Rice. Jasmine or basmati rice would be a delicious side dish. You can up the flavor by cooking the grain in broth and herbs. Here’s how to cook brown rice in a pressure cooker.
  • Quinoa. A delicious alternative to rice that cooks in the same amount of time.
  • Roasted Vegetables. Up the fiber and nutrition in your dinner with roasted veggies such as broccoli, broccolini, asparagus, or Brussels sprouts. Here’s an easy air fryer asparagus recipe.
  • Salad. A caesar salad or mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette would be a tasty side.
  • Garlic Bread. Serve garlic bread or crusty bread alongside the salmon to soak up the delicious bruschetta juices
  • Grilled or roasted potatoes. Roasted or grilled potatoes would be a hearty side dish that would complement the bruschetta salmon well. Try our Pesto Smashed Potatoes.
  • Grilled Vegetables. Grilled zucchini, eggplant, or bell peppers would add a nice smoky flavor to the dish.
  • Pasta. A simple pasta dish, such as spaghetti or penne tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, and a pinch or two of red pepper flakes would be a great complement to the salmon dinner.
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Salmon Bruschetta

Get ready to impress your family with this delicious and easy to make Bruschetta Salmon! With juicy cherry tomatoes, fragrant garlic, and a zesty balsamic vinegar dressing, this dish is bursting with flavor. Best of all, it comes together in just a few simple steps, making it the perfect option for busy weeknights.
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oven baked salmon with a homemade bruschetta mixture overtop
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


For the Salmon

For the Bruschetta Mixture


  • Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place the salmon filet on top.
  • Check the salmon for pin bones, and remove them if necessary. Then, rub the salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn on the broiler to high and broil the salmon for an additional 3-5 minutes until the top is lightly browned and crispy.
  • Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes while you prepare the bruschetta mixture.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, minced garlic, minced shallot, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, black pepper, and julienned basil leaves. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Spoon the bruschetta mixture over the top of the salmon, making sure to spread it evenly.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 35gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 674mgPotassium: 1133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 774IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 3mg
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 412kcal

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