This creamy garlic salmon recipe is closely associated with Tuscany region in Italy and it is simply perfect. Buttery sauce with sauteed spinach and tomatoes and nice and crispy salmon will make your friends and family think you are master chef.

The best part is that it is extremely easy to make and above all not time consuming. Salmon is rich with proteins and minerals, but also omega 3 acid which is the best part and one of the reasons it is considered among healthiest food you can have.

Salmon is the star of this recipe, but truth be told, you can easily use cod or trout instead of salmon. You can even use other sea food with this delicious sauce, but bare in mind you need adjust your cooking time.


Creamy Garlic Salmon With Spinach And Tomatoes

Delicious and creamy sauce with crispy and healthy salmon as a star of this dish.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Easy, Healthy, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 servnigs


  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halfed or quartered
  • 2 cups spinach fresh
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • scallions for serving
  • 1/2 lemon for serving
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock if necessary


  • In a large pan heat olive oil on medium high.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper on both sides and cook until you reach that golden brown color, and then set aside.
  • Lower the heat, add butter, and then add garlic.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a couple off minutes.
  • Add spinach, and after spinach leaves are shrunk, add heavy cream and cheese and let it simmer.
  • Lower the heat when sauce is nearly done and add salmon so it can absorb the flavors, cook for a couple of minutes and add stock if sauce gets too thick.
  • In the end, sprinkle with scallions and squeeze lemon juice on top.
  • Enjoy!



This is a salmon recipe, this sauce goes really with all variety of fish, but also sea food like shrimps or even scallops. Cooking process is of course different, especially with scallops who need a little amount of time to cook.
Like we said in instructions, feel free to use chicken stock to dilute the sauce if it gets to thick. One thing you can use instead of chicken stock, is white wine, but be sure that all of the alcohol evaporated during cooking.
Keyword Butter, Cheese, Fish, Fried, Lemon, Salmon, Scallions, Tomato
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