Blackberry Glazed Salmon

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Blackberry Glazed Salmon served on a bed of fresh greens with juicy blackberries, plus goat cheese and sliced almonds for a delicious and healthy dinner salad. Gluten free and paleo friendly.




  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, patted dry
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp stoneground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • cast iron skillet

Blackberry Balsamic Glaze:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 3 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch (optional; see recipe)

For the Salad:

  • salad greens
  • 4oz freshly crumbled goat cheese
  • nuts or seeds of choice; i.e. almonds, hemp hearts, pecans, walnuts
  • fresh blackberries


  1. Make the blackberry balsamic glaze: In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine blackberries with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Mash blackberries as pot heats up. Simmer for about 15 minutes and remove from heat. Mixture will thicken slightly upon standing, or option to add 1 tsp tapioca starch after 10 minutes of simmering for quicker glaze. 
  2. broil salmon: Preheat oven for broiling (400ºF) and place oven rack about 6″ from broiler. In small bowl mix together oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper. Place skin side down on oiled cast iron skillet and brush salmon with marinade. Transfer skillet to preheated oven and broil for about 6-8 minutes, until you see the crust start to form. Remove salmon from oven and brush with blackberry glaze. 
  3. Prepare the salad: Evenly disperse salad greens onto 2 plates. Top with blackberries, goat cheese, nuts, seeds and balsamic dressing. Place glazed salmon on top and cover with more blackberry glaze.


If you prefer, you can also sear the salmon. Use cast iron skillet over medium heat, brush salmon with marinade and sear about 4 minutes on each side.

Keywords: seared salmon, salmon recipes, blackberry glaze