Feta, Spinach & Tomato Stuffed Salmon: A Mediterranean Delight


Embark on a culinary journey to the Mediterranean with this exquisite Feta, Spinach, and Tomato Stuffed Salmon. This dish features succulent salmon fillets, meticulously stuffed with a flavorful blend of creamy feta cheese, fresh spinach, and ripe tomatoes, all baked to perfection. Each bite offers a symphony of flavors, harmoniously combining the richness of the salmon with the tangy, savory filling. Ideal for a special occasion or a sophisticated weeknight dinner, this recipe is a testament to the elegance and simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine.

Feta, Spinach & Tomato Stuffed Salmon: A Mediterranean Delight

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed salmon fillet

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 390
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 420mg


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Fresh dill, for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Carefully cut a slit in the side of each fillet to create a pocket for the stuffing.
  3. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach and garlic, cooking until the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. In a bowl, mix the wilted spinach, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, and lemon zest.
  5. Stuff each salmon fillet with the spinach and feta mixture.
  6. Place the stuffed fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Garnish with fresh dill before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure not to cut through the other side of the salmon when creating the pocket, to keep the stuffing contained.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a splash of lemon juice to the spinach and feta mixture.
  • The salmon can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake, making it perfect for entertaining.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen spinach instead of fresh?

Yes, thawed and well-drained frozen spinach can be used as a substitute for fresh spinach.

How can I tell when the salmon is perfectly cooked?

The salmon is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) and flakes easily with a fork.

Is there a dairy-free alternative to feta cheese?

For a dairy-free version, you can use dairy-free feta cheese alternatives available in many supermarkets.

With each forkful of Feta, Spinach, and Tomato Stuffed Salmon, let the vibrant flavors transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. This dish not only pleases the palate but also adds a touch of elegance to your table, proving that nutritious meals can indeed be delicious and refined. Here's to a dining experience that's as delightful as it is nourishing.