2-Ingredient Apricot Salmon

A delicious meal with just two ingredients? Hello, apricot salmon! This baked salmon recipe is sweet, tangy, and high in protein!

Make it for dinner, and serve it along with veggies and a grain for a well-balanced meal.

This apricot salmon comes together with only two ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. All you have to do is bake the salmon, top it with jam, and enjoy it along with your favorite sides. Apricot salmon is perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

close up of apricot-glazed salmon on a plate with greens

This two-ingredient apricot salmon recipe is sure to be a new favorite on your dinner menu. Let’s dig in!


The ingredient list for apricot salmon is as simple as it gets. Here’s what you’ll need:

ingredients needed to make apricot salmon including salmon fillets, apricot jam

Salmon: This recipe uses six pieces of salmon that are around 3.5 ounces each. Salmon is an incredible high-protein source that also boasts EPA and DHA omega-3s that are good for your brain.

Apricot jam: You’ll need one 10-ounce jar of apricot jam for this apricot salmon recipe, which you should be able to find at most grocery stores. It’s literally the secret sauce that makes this recipe so delicious!

You can make this dish even more nutritious by serving it with some veggies or a side salad.

Step-by-step instructions

Start by preheating the oven to 450° Fahrenheit.

salmon fillets sitting in a dish with apricot jam on top

Next, spray a nonstick sheet pan with spray oil. Place the salmon pieces on the pan, and top salmon with jam—about 2 ½ Tablespoons per piece.

roasted salmon with caramelized apricot jam

Roast the salmon for 12 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and broil for an additional 5 minutes until the jam begins to caramelize.

close up of apricot salmon

Recipe FAQ

What flavors go well with salmon?

Salmon tastes great with a variety of flavors: sweet, salty, spicy, sour…the possibilities are endless. It’s commonly paired with savory spices, seasonings, and sauces.

In this recipe, the salmon is paired with apricot jam which has a flavor that’s more on the sweet side. Salmon is also delicious when served with cooked vegetables and/or grains.

What spices go well with salmon?

You can pair just about any spice with salmon—it has a versatile flavor that complements them perfectly.

Some common spices that are often used with salmon include parsley, dill, basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, fennel, garlic, rosemary, tarragon, and parsley.

How do you store apricot salmon?

If you have leftovers, keep the salmon in an airtight container. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend storing the salmon in the freezer.

What sauce goes with salmon?

There are so many different types of sauces that you can serve with salmon! Many people like it with creamy sauces, such as lemon garlic butter sauce.

You can also try it with honey mustard sauce, white wine sauce, miso glaze, sweet and sour sauce, or soy sauce. Additionally, you can pair salmon with salsas or even jam like what I did in this recipe.

a hand drizzling apricot jam over top of cooked salmon

More salmon recipes

Looking for more ways to cook with salmon? I’ve got you covered with some more salmon recipes:

Final thoughts

I think you’ll love the sweet and savory flavors of this apricot salmon! You can’t go wrong with a 3-ingredient recipe that’s ready to eat in under 20 minutes. Plus, it’s healthy and you can serve it with your favorite sides.

a close up of apricot salmon on a plate with greens
two salmon steaks topped with apricot sauce sitting on a plate

2-Ingredient Apricot Salmon

A delicious meal with just two ingredients? Hello, apricot salmon! This baked salmon recipe is sweet, tangy, and high in protein!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 256 kcal


  • Cooking spray
  • 6 pieces salmon (3.5 ounces each)
  • 10 oz jar apricot jam


  • Preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a nonstick sheet plan with spray oil. Place salmon on pan, and top salmon with jam.
  • Roast for 12 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil for 5 minutes until the jam begins to caramelize.


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 20gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fish, Salmon
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A delicious meal with just two ingredients? Hello, apricot salmon! This baked salmon recipe is sweet, tangy, and high in protein!
Breakfast / Brunch | Dairy Free | Dinner | Fast / Easy | Gluten Free | Low Sodium | Lunch | Nut Free | Oven / Toaster | Pescatarian | Recipes (Organizational) |

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