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4.65 from 14 votes

Harissa roasted salmon with tahini dressing

This harissa roasted salmon is a delicious and foolproof weeknight dinner. Gone are the days of overcooked, dry fish.  Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vy Tran


  • 1.5 pounds salmon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps harissa paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • salt for seasoning
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Tahini dressing

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps organic tahini
  • 1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Whisk olive oil, harissa paste, and garlic in a prep bowl.
  • Pour half of the harissa mixture in a baking dish and swirl to coat.
  • Season the salmon on both sides with salt and place the salmon skin down in the baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining harissa oil over the salmon. 
  • Roast the fish in the oven for 30 minutes until the flesh flakes apart easily with a spoon.
  • During the last 5 minutes of roasting salmon, lay the walnuts in a single layer on a baking tray and roast in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • To make the dressing, whisk the garlic, tahini, yogurt, honey, and lemon juice in a prep bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When ready to serve, place the salmon on a serving plate, drizzle the dressing over the salmon, top with walnuts, parsley, and pomegranate seeds.