Honey balsamic glazed salmon fillets are pan seared to juicy perfection, then topped with a fresh and flavorful strawberry basil relish.
Honey balsamic glazed salmon
Looking for the perfect balsamic glazed salmon recipe that is ultra fresh tasting, ready in 30 minutes, and features the best. flavors of summer time? Look no further! This honey balsamic glazed salmon with strawberry relish is where it’s at!
This balsamic glazed salmon recipe is super easy and quick to make. The honey balsamic glaze is made in the same pan that the salmon is cooked in, leaving you with less dishes to do after!
The strawberry relish is insane, ya’ll! Fresh diced strawberries, basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil are tossed together and tops the balsamic glazed salmon. It’s the perfect marriage of fresh, sweet, and tangy.
Strawberries might not be the first ingredient to come to mind when you think of salmon, but I’m telling you, this might be my new favorite way to prepare it. The strawberries have the perfect amount of tangy sweetness to compliment the honey balsamic glaze- it’s a match made in Heaven.
Balsamic glazed salmon ingredients
- balsamic vinegar– I chose a white balsamic vinegar because it has a lighter taste than regular balsamic vinegar. There are many gourmet versions of white balsamic vinegar like raspberry vinegar, pomegranate vinegar, etc. I recommend trying some fun flavors out!
- Honey– The balsamic vinegar and honey are combined to make the glaze.
- Salmon filets– Skinless salmon fillets are perfect for this balsamic glazed salmon recipe because both sides of the salmon will be perfectly seared in the glaze.
- Seasoning– The salmon fillets are seasoned with salt, pepper, and a dash of garlic powder.
- Strawberries– Fresh strawberries are finely chopped which helps get their juices going!
- Basil– The basil pairs beautifully with the balsamic glaze and the strawberries.
- Olive oil– Strawberries and basil are chopped and tossed in olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar.
Look for skinless salmon in your seafood department in the grocery store. I usually love skin on salmon, but for this recipe, I wanted the balsamic glaze to create a perfect crust on both sides of the salmon.
If you cannot find fresh skinless salmon, you can opt for wild caught frozen salmon filets. Wild caught salmon is prefered over farm raised, and sustainably farm raised is better than farm raised.
Make it ahead of time
You can make the strawberry relish ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
Salmon does not reheat well, so I recommend making this easy salmon recipe when you are ready to eat, plus, it only takes 15 minutes (maximum).
You can certainly make this balsamic glazed salmon recipe ahead of time if you don’t mind eating it cold or do not mind the diminished quality of reheated salmon. Luckily, this salmon is SO good hot or cold!
How to make honey balsamic glazed salmon
- Make the honey balsamic glaze. Place the salmon fillets on the counter and allow them to rest for 10 minutes prior to cooking. Place a large pan over medium heat. Pour the balsamic vinegar and the honey into the pan and stir. Allow the glaze to reduce, about 3-5 minutes.
- Cook the salmon. Season the salmon with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides. Lay the salmon in the pan and sear on each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove the salmon from the pan.
- Make the relish. While the salmon is cooking, combine the diced strawberries, basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil in a bowl. Place it to the side.
- Plate it. Place the salmon on a plate and top with the strawberry relish. Serve with your favorite salad, rice, or veggies! Mangia!
Can I use regular balsamic vinegar for this recipe?
You can certainly use regular balsamic vinegar for this balsamic glazed salmon. White balsamic vinegar has a lighter flavor than tratitional balsamic vinegar, which allows all the flavors to shine through without the balsamic vinegar being too overpowering.
If you choose to use regular balsamic vinegar, I recommend using an extra tablespoon of honey in the balsamic glaze to help offset the acidity a little more.
More Sea Salt Savorings Salmon classics
- Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa and Coconut rice
- One Pan Baked Herb and Parmesan Salmon With Vegetables
- Grilled Bourbon Glazed Salmon
- Baked Salmon with Cranberry Relish
- Baked Honey Sriracha Salmon
Balsamic Glazed Salmon with Strawberry Relish
- 3/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 3 6 oz skinless salmon fillets
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
For the strawberry relish
- 1 cup strawberries diced
- 1/4 cup basil chiffonade cut
- 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Make the glaze. Allow the salmon to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Place a large pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the white balsamic vinegar and honey to the pan and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to reduce, about 3 minutes.
- Cook the salmon. Season both sides of the salmon with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place the salmon fillets in the pan with the glaze and sear on both sides for 3-4 minutes. Do not move the salmon filets once they are placed in the pan until you are ready to flip. Once the salmon is done cooking, remove it from the pan and place it to the side.
- Make the relish. While the salmon is cooking, combine the diced strawberries, chiffonade cut basil, white balsamic vinegar, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- Serve. Plate the salmon, then top with the strawberry relish. Mangia!
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.