Slow-Roasted Green Goddess Salmon

published Apr 13, 2023
Slow Roasted Green Goddess Salmon Recipe

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Seasoning blend is the key to the best low-effort, high-reward salmon dinner.

Serves4

Makes4 salmon fillets

Prep15 minutes

Cook25 minutes to 35 minutes

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closeup of Slow-Roasted Green Goddess Salmon on plate, fork taking out a bite to show texture
Credit: Kelli Foster

From the moment I tossed Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Seasoning Blend into my shopping cart, I knew good things were coming. Now, several months and a couple of jars later, I can say that it’s been even better than I imagined. Made with many of the usual suspects found in green goddess dressing (think: herbs, alliums, lemon, and pepper), it’s a fun, inexpensive solution that perks up almost anything you’re cooking with a bright, herbaceous, and slightly tangy flavor.

This seasoning blend also happens to be the key to the best low-effort, high-reward dinner I know: slow-roasted green goddess salmon. It’s a foolproof, one-pan dinner that’s easy enough to pull off on a weeknight, yet special enough for when you’re having people over for dinner. A quick marinade made with the herby seasoning blend and lemon zest infuses the salmon, which, when slow-roasted, delivers a perfectly flaky fish with a rich, buttery tenderness.

Green Goddess Seasoning Deserves a Spot in Your Spice Cabinet

Trader Joe’s ever-growing spice section filled with interesting blends is one of the most underrated areas of this grocery store chain. But if you have to grab just one, pick up the green goddess seasoning blend — it’s incredibly flavorful and versatile. 

Using the green goddess seasoning blend — which is a mix of dried onion, chives, green onion, parsley, granulated garlic, spinach and lemon powders, salt, and pepper — means you get a buttery piece of fish packed with a big herby flavor, without having to buy a handful of ingredients.

Credit: Kelli Foster

Here are a few other ways to use it.

  • Sprinkle it on chicken breast or chicken thighs.
  • Toss with vegetables before roasting.
  • Sprinkle on hard-boiled eggs.
  • Mix into plain yogurt or sour cream for a quick two-ingredient dip.
  • Add to avocado toast.
  • Mix into tuna or chicken salad.

Slow Roasted Green Goddess Salmon Recipe

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Seasoning blend is the key to the best low-effort, high-reward salmon dinner.

Prep time 15 minutes

Cook time 25 minutes to 35 minutes

Makes 4 salmon fillets

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    medium lemon

  • 4 tablespoons

    olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon

    plus 2 teaspoons Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Seasoning Blend, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 1 (1 1/2-pound)

    skin-off salmon fillet

  • 11/22

    small bunch fresh chives, plus more for garnish

  • 1/2 cup

    plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons

    water

Instructions

  1. Finely grate the zest of 1 medium lemon and into a shallow dish large enough to hold 1 (1 1/2-pound) skin-on salmon fillet, such as a 9x13-inch baking dish. Reserve the lemon for the sauce. Add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1 tablespoon of the Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Seasoning Blend, and 1/2 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Stir to combine.

  2. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels. Place in the marinade and rub the marinade all over until evenly coated. Arrange skin side up. Let sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes, up to 20 minutes, to allow the flavors to meld.

  3. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 250°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  4. Remove the salmon from the marinade and place on the baking sheet. Roast until the salmon is light pink inside and flakes easily, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the thickest part should register 120°F to 130°F for medium-rare, or 135°F to 145°F for well-done. Meanwhile, make the yogurt sauce.

  5. Squeeze 2 teaspoons juice from the zested lemon into a small bowl. Finely chop 1/2 small bunch fresh chives until you have 2 tablespoons and add to the bowl. Add 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons water, the remaining 2 teaspoons Trader Joe’s Green Goddess seasoning blend, and a pinch of kosher salt, and stir to combine.

  6. Serve the salmon topped with yogurt sauce and garnish with more chopped chives.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftover salmon (discard the skin) can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.