Healthy Salmon Recipe: Spicy Orange Salmon with Wasabi Sauce

Healthy Salmon Recipe: Spicy Orange Salmon with Wasabi Sauce

A healthy salmon recipe is a great way to up your Omega 3 fatty acids and your vitamin D.

Fish is often called “brain food” because they are full of Omega 3 fatty acids that power your brain.  Most fish are also high in vitamin D, coincidence?  I think maybe not.  After posting last week on the benefits of vitamin D an article found its way into my inbox.  This article talks about a study that has found those with low or insufficient vitamin D levels are associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.*

So maybe fish are good for our brains not only because of the Omega 3’s but because of the vitamin D.  Yet another reason to make sure you are taking a good high-quality vitamin D supplement like this one from USANA Health Sciences!

I thought it would be fun to share this salmon recipe to give you another boost of vitamin D 😉 . This recipe is also oh my goodness so good.  My mouth is watering again just thinking of it!!

Healthy Salmon Recipe: Spicy Orange Salmon with Wasabi Sauce

Spicy Orange Salmon with Wasabi Sauce


  • 1 side of salmon, skin on (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 4 tsp orange zest
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 4-6 tsp. wasabi paste (4 tsp for medium spicy)
  • 2 scallions, sliced, plus more for serving.


  1. Heat broiler with rack set 4 inches from heat.  Grease baking sheet with a little olive oil.  Place salmon, skin side down, on baking sheet.  Mix together orange zest, salt, sugar, & cayenne and rub over salmon flesh.  Place under broiler until fish begins to brown and it’s cooked through, about 8 minutes (if it begins to char move it to a lower rack to continue cooking.)
  2. Meanwhile, place yogurt, orange juice, wasabi paste (which can be found in the international section of most grocery stores), and scallions in a blender and puree until smooth; season with salt.  Slice salmon into serving size portions. Serve with a nice side and enjoy!

In the picture, there is a tasty quinoa salad that I served my salmon with.  I am planning on sharing with you next week ….stay tuned!

Wishing you a Wildly Vibrant Life


*Thomas J. Littlejohns et al. Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease. Neurology 2014;83:1–9.



  1. Love this recipe, I will make sure to try it this week. I love salmon and used to make it all the time for the family… but I only know once recipe so it became boring… thanks for this YAY!

    • Maybe this will become your new favorite recipe 😉 I hope you like it as much as me and my family do!



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