pan-seared salmon with green goddness tzatziki sauce // cait's plate

Pan-seared salmon with green goddess tzatziki

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


this easy salmon dish is all about the sauce!  load it up on everything and enjoy!



For the Salmon:

  • Two 4-ounce salmon fillets, skinned
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

For the Tzatziki:

  • 1 cup plain Siggi’s yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/2 an English hothouse cucumber, seeded


For the salmon:

  1. Drizzle olive oil on a skillet and heat over medium heat
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper to taste
  3. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until until golden brown
  4. Drizzle with tzatziki and serve with steamed broccoli and brown rice

For the tzatziki:

  1. Combine the yogurt, basil, green onions, tarragon, vinegar, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  2. Blend until the herbs are finely chopped and the sauce is pale green.
  3. Coarsely grate the cucumber using the large holes of a box grater onto a paper-towel-lined-plate; pat dry.
  4. Add grated cucumber and gently fold in.

Keywords: salmon, dinner, seafood

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