Cumin-Rubbed Salmon

  • Serves: 4; 3 ounces fish per serving
  • Baking Time: 18-20 minutes


Vegetable oil spray
4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with vegetable oil spray.

Rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels. Place the fish with the smooth side up in a single layer on the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle on top of the fish. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture into the fish so it will adhere.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.


Cook's Tip

Enjoy at least 2 servings of baked or grilled fish each week, especially oily fish.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
4.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.0 g
65 mg
230 mg
0 g
0 g
0 g
25 g

Dietary Exchanges

3 lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Love Your Heart, 5th Anniversary Edition, Copyright © 2008 by the American Heart Association. Published by Publications International, Ltd. Available at