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Whole30 Garlic Salmon | Salmon marinaded in garlic atop a bacon and watercress salad that's Whole30-approved | thealmondeater.com
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Whole30 Garlic Salmon with Watercress

This Whole30 salmon recipe is a delicious meal featuring baked salmon over a simple watercress salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: seafood
Servings: 2
Author: Erin


For the salmon:

  • 2 salmon filets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Pinch of parsley
  • Salt and pepper

For the salad:

  • 2 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup leeks
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 bunches watercress


  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, making sure there's extra foil hanging off the sides and place the salmon skin side down on the foil.
  • Combine the salmon marinade ingredients (olive oil, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper) in a small bowl and stir.
  • Brush marinade onto the salmon, making sure salmon is coated. Fold up the foil so that it covers the salmon; you want the salmon to be covered with the foil.
  • Place salmon in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. Then, turn broiler on and broil salmon for 2-3 minutes.
  • While salmon is cooking, make the salad: Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add bacon, leeks and thyme. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or so or until bacon is cooked.
  • Add watercress to the skillet and stir until everything is combined and watercress is cooked.
  • Transfer salad to plates and place salmon on top.
  • Enjoy!