Creamy Tuscan Salmon

A 30-Minute, naturally gluten-free dinner everyone will rave about! Perfectly seared salmon with a lightened up creamy + flavorful sauce packed with blistered tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, spinach and lots of yummy seasonings like garlic, basil and parsley.

Creamy tuscan salmon recipe easy gluten-free dinner
Creamy Tuscan Salmon

A quick + easy gluten-free salmon dinner!

So excited for you to try this Creamy Tuscan Salmon Recipe!

Naturally gluten-free, it is a quick + easy dinner that is cozy, packed with flavor, satisfying and so delicious!

Perfectly seared salmon served with a lightened up creamy + flavorful sauce packed with blistered tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, spinach, Parmesan cheese and lots of yummy seasoning like garlic, basil parsley.

Super savory and delicious… everyone at your table will rave about it!

Creamy tuscan salmon recipe easy gluten-free dinner

So let’s make it!

You’ll need 15 ingredients, most of them pantry staples:

salmon

onion

garlic

cherry tomatoes

sun-dried tomatoes

vegetable broth

heavy cream

fresh baby spinach

olive oil

butter

salt and pepper

basil

Parmesan cheese (it’s not a lot but it adds the best savory flavor and thickens the sauce some)

fresh parsley (for garnish and some extra flavor)

Creamy tuscan salmon recipe easy gluten-free dinner

You will notice that I use a combination of vegetable broth and heavy cream. This lightens up the sauce from a traditional cream sauce but does not take away from the creaminess!

And it comes together quickly!

It is hands on dish but in 30 minutes time you have a warm, cozy and delicious gluten-free dinner!

First you sear the salmon.

I love cooking salmon because it doesn’t require much time.

Just generously season the salmon with salt and pepper, heat the oil in a large saute pan and cook each side for about 5 minutes or until crisp on the outside and cooked through.

Note: I have seared the salmon both skin side up first and skin side down first.  Both work! Skin side down first is a bit easier to flip.

Set aside.

Now, let’s make the sauce!

I use the same saute pan, just wiping it clean. It you opt to do the same, just be careful, the pan will be hot! If you want to make the meal even quicker, you could start the sauce in a separate pan while the salmon sears. 

The sauce is 4 simple steps:

  • Saute the onions and garlic.
  • Add in cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and spices, and saute 5 minutes or until the tomatoes blister.
  • Add in the vegetable broth and cream and bring to a simmer.
  • Add in Parmesan cheese and spinach, let spinach wilt.

Add back in salmon, warm just a minute or two, top with parsley and enjoy!

Creamy tuscan salmon recipe easy gluten-free dinner

Serve it with a side of roasted potatoes, garlic bread or salad or serve it over pasta.

Any way this Creamy Tuscan Salmon is creamy, packed with flavor and so delicious!

And we love that it in 30 minutes you can have a warm, cozy gluten-free meal that everyone will love!

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Creamy Tuscan Salmon

A 30-Minute, naturally gluten-free dinner everyone will rave about! Perfectly seared salmon with a creamy + flavorful sauce packed with blistered tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, spinach and lots of yummy seasonings like garlic, basil and parsley. Serve it with a side of potatoes, garlic bread or salad or serve it over pasta.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Fish
Keyword: easy gluten-free fish recipe, salmon recipe, 30 minute meal, easy gluten-free dinner recipe, creamy tuscan salmon recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 2 6 oz pieces salmon
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved if you love tomatoes, make it a heaping 1/2 cup!
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes (in oil), chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground basil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (plus extra for seasoning salmon)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (plus extra for seasoning salmon)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

Sear the salmon

  • Generously salt and pepper both sides of the salmon and heat a deep saute pan with olive oil (approximately 2 tablespoons, more as needed to cover base of pan) When oil is hot (shimmering but not burning), place salmon skin side down** and sear approximately 5 minutes per side until crisp on top and bottom and cooked through.(timing may depend on thickness of salmon) Remove from pan using tongs and set aside on plate. ** Note: I have seared the salmon skin side down first and skin side up first. Both work though it is easier to flip when it's skin side down first.

Make the sauce

  • Wipe the saute pan clean as needed (be careful it will be hot!)**, then heat olive oil and butter until shimmering (not burning), and add in onion and garlic and saute 5 minutes. **To make this dish even quicker, use a second saute pan and start the sauce while salmon is searing.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, pepper and basil. Mix to combine and simmer approximately 5 minutes or until cherry tomatoes blister. If tomatoes are not blistering, cover pan for a few minutes to speed up the process.
  • Add in vegetable broth and cream. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Add in Parmesan cheese and spinach, mix to combine and let simmer until spinach wilts

Add seared salmon to the sauce

  • Serve as alongside roasted potatoes, garlic bread or salad or serve over pasta. Enjoy!
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One thought on “Creamy Tuscan Salmon

  1. Delicious! Mine wasn’t quite as pretty as yours – nor as orange in appearance. However it is very tasty and with a nice light pasta on the side it made for a perfect fall dinner.

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