Pan Seared Greek Salmon

Recipe By: Julia @

Pan Seared Greek Salmon is a quick salmon meal that quickly cooks on a skillet on the stove. Salmon is topped with spices, pan seared and topped with Tzatziki and a Greek style salsa. This meal is healthy and full of omega-3 fatty acids.

Pan Seared Greek Salmon


  • 4 salmon fillets 4-6 ounces each
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped dill


  • 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of grated cucumber or thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoons dill, chopped
  • Dash or salt and pepper

Greek Salsa:

  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Dry your salmon filets on both sounds well. This helps to take away any excess moisture the salmon has which in turn will help the salmon sear and get a nice crust.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, paprika, dried oregano and dried dill.
  3. When you are ready to cook the salmon sprinkle the spice mixture over the flesh side of each piece of salmon.
  4. In a large skillet or cast iron skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Turn the heat down to medium- low.
  5. Add each piece of salmon with the skin side down. Press the top of the salmon for about 15 seconds.
  6. Add each piece of salmon and repeat the above process.
  7. Cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side. If the salmon sticks you need to wait another 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Flip the salmon and cook for another 1 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  9. Remove salmon from the skillet and drizzle extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice over top. Serve with Tzatziki and the Greek style salsa.
Pan Seared Greek Salmon

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