Recipe: Salmon with Fig & Apple Spread

Every once in a while, I even impress myself in the kitchen.  On Saturday I had a real hankering for salmon but was bored with my typical go-to salmon recipes.  But while I was strolling the aisles of the grocery store, my eyes widened as I saw a little jar of fig spread.  Hmmm, it’s great on a sandwich, what about salmon?  So when I arrived home I had the brilliant idea to dice up one of the beautiful apples I had picked earlier that day and mixed it with a few tablespoons of the fig spread.  In about 20 minutes, I was in heaven!  

Sometimes using a jar of something super simple and super scrumptious can make for the easiest and yummiest recipes.  

Salmon with Fig & Apple Spread

Salmon Fillet
Jar of Fig Spread, 3-4 T
1 small baking apple, finely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Line baking dish with foil
Place salmon fillet skin side down on foil and bake for 10 min, while mixing up fig spread and apples.  Should look pretty chunky.
Remove salmon from the oven and spread a thick layer of spread over fillet.
Place back in oven and cook to desired doneness (another 10-15 min).

Since the fish is fairly sweet, it goes really nicely with a more bitter veggie like brussel sprouts, broccoli, or kale.  The omega-3 rich fish and antioxidant power of the veggies is real brain food!


  1. I happened to have bought fig spread from Whole Foods recently. I don’t know how you thought to create a fig and apple spread for the salmon, but I just tried it, and it was delicious! I served it with broccoli sprinkled with lemon and parsley.

  2. I don’t know how I thought of it either to be honest. But isn’t it amazing?! Glad you liked it.

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