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sesame salmon with fennel and orange

Sesame Salmon with Fennel and Orange Salad

Juicy oranges pair perfectly with crunchy fennel and an Asian vinaigrette in this filling lunch salad. Simple roasted salmon makes the perfect protein topper.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword sesame salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 417 kcal


  • 1 medium orange
  • 4 oz. raw salmon fillet
  • ½ cup fennel
  • 1 ½ cup baby spinach
  • 1 green onion divided use
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar unseasoned, no sugar added
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. fresh ginger
  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup white beans


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Use a sharp knife to cut off the top and bottom of the orange, then carefully slice away the rest of the peel and discard. Working over a bowl to capture any juices, run the knife blade along the inside of each membrane to cut out each segment.

  3. Coat a small baking dish with cooking oil spray; place salmon in dish, drizzle with the reserved orange juice, and bake 15 to 18 minutes. Set aside.

  4. Thinly slice fennel and place in a salad bowl. Add spinach and orange segments; set aside.

  5. Finely chop green onion. Place half the green onion in a small bowl.

  6. Finely chop ginger and add to the bowl. Add rice vinegar and sesame oil and whisk to combine. Drizzle over fennel mixture and toss to combine.

  7. Top with salmon and remaining half green onion; Season to taste with salt, if desired. Serve immediately with a side of white beans (drained and rinsed).

Recipe Notes

  • Tips: If you’re packing this the night before for work, put the dressing in a separate container to make sure your salad doesn’t wilt. 

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Salmon with Fennel and Orange Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 466mg20%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.