Spice-Rubbed Roasted Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Spinach

Just imagine.... a brilliant, flaky, earthy piece of salmon atop a bed of deeply green cooked spinach... and you have this recipe! It doesn't get much healthier or delicious than this! 


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (2 1/4-pound) skinless salmon fillet
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 6 ingredients; rub spice mixture evenly over fish.

Place onion in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with oil.

Place fish on top of onion; bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute.

Add half of spinach; cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Add remaining spinach; cook 4 minutes or until wilted, stirring frequently.

Sprinkle spinach mixture with rind and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in juice; remove from heat.

Remaining ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Place salmon on a platter. Arrange onions and spinach evenly around salmon. Sprinkle salmon with chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Serves 6