Sweet Chili Salmon With Cucumber Salad


This easy salmon dish is served alongside a crunchy cucumber salad with intriguing flavor, thanks to a clever marinade. Not only is it delicious, it leaves you with more time to enjoy the evening, since it comes together in under 30 minutes.

Sweet Chili Salmon With Cucumber Salad Recipe
Photo: Victor Protasio
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 4 6-oz. skin-on salmon fillets

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce

  • 8 scallions, chopped (½ cup)

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced

  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger (from a 1-in. piece)

  • Steamed jasmine rice, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Place salmon, skin side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir together sweet chili sauce and scallions in a small bowl; spoon over salmon. Bake until salmon is opaque and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Toss cucumber with onion, basil, vinegar, oil, ginger, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl. Serve cucumber salad with salmon and rice.

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