Creamy Spinach Poblano Salmon

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creamy spinach poblano salmon

Are you looking for a date-night-style dinner but don’t feel like actually leaving your house? This creamy spinach poblano salmon recipe is the perfect option to make you feel fancy, even if you’re still in comfy sweats and a t-shirt! With just a few ingredients, you can put together a meal that will be satiating and beautiful. You may even have most of the basics already in your pantry! And did we mention that this recipe can be put together in right around 30 minutes? It doesn’t get much simpler than this.

Benefits of High-Protein Dinners

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Many people know the benefits of starting the day with a high-protein breakfast, but they don’t realize how truly important it is to continue to hit those protein goals throughout the day. Spreading your protein intake out throughout the day makes it much easier to hit your goals. With benefits such as lowering your hunger triggers and helping your body recover after a long day, you definitely want to be making this a focal point of your diet.

This creamy spinach poblano salmon is packed full of high-quality ingredients that can help you meet your macro count without feeling like you’re missing out on something tasty. It’s also low-sugar, low-carb, and insanely satisfying!

Seafood, and especially salmon, offers so many health benefits. Not only is it a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, but it can also help to lower your cholesterol levels, work with your body to reduce inflammation, and provide other vital nutrients that are hard to find in other protein sources. One thing is for certain: our creamy spinach poblano salmon will prove that eating healthy is far from boring.

Are you struggling to find options that you like that are high in protein, or are you burnt out from trying to use the same dry chicken in every meal? Check out these 15 Foods High In Protein to spice up your nutrition and your goals! And remember, seafood is a great way to get your protein in! Try these 21 Healthy Seafood Recipes next!

Gather Your Ingredients for this Salmon Recipe

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We have already mentioned that the ingredients are pretty simple, so let’s break it down. What do you need to create this delicious date-night dinner?

  • Salmon fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh spinach
  • Lemon
  • Fresh poblano chiles

When it comes to creating the perfect cream sauce, you will need:

  • Garlic cloves
  • Heavy cream
  • Olive oil (which you already have out)
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper (again, already out and ready)

Season and Sear the Salmon

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After preheating the oven to 400 degrees F, you will want to give your salmon some love by squeezing the lemon over it and adding salt and pepper on top. Don’t worry about it being a certain amount – sprinkle with gusto!

Next, turn your stove top to medium-high heat. Wait until the oil is nice and hot before adding the salmon fillets to the oven safe skillet. Cook the salmon for about 4 or 5 minutes on each side, until they reach a beautiful golden brown color. 

After you get them to the perfect color, go ahead and set them aside on a plate while you create the cream sauce that will take this from basic to brilliant! 

Create Your Creamy Spinach Poblano Sauce

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Next, you will create the mouthwatering sauce! In the same pan that you used to brown your salmon, you will blend together all of your sauce ingredients. Whisk until you get it to your desired consistency, and then you can place your salmon pieces back into the pan and spoon some of the sauce over each one. 

This is where the “creamy” part of the Creamy Spinach Poblano Salmon comes from, so it’s very important to nail this step!

Bake the Creamy Spinach Poblano Salmon to Perfection

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Now that everything is in the pan, you are ready for the final step in the prep and cook stage. Place your skillet in the preheated oven and let it simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes. This will not only create an amazing dish to enjoy but will make your home smell like a fancy restaurant.

Have Any Leftovers? 

If you have any leftovers remaining after enjoying your meal, be sure and keep them in a bowl and cover them with some plastic wrap or your favorite meal-prep container. This will make it easy to pop in the microwave. Cooked salmon is good for up to 4 days when stored properly in the fridge. Place it in the coldest section – usually the back – for the freshest leftovers!

Perfect Sides for this Salmon Dinner

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You could pair this dish with a number of different sides! Try some brown rice or make your own cauliflower rice. You can also serve this creamy spinach poblano salmon with your favorite pasta or this yummy 5-Ingredient Spinach and Pasta Alfredo. You could really mix things up and try throwing in some more color with a Spinach Pear Walnut Salad or some delicious Low-Carb Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini to add some fun and flavor to your meal. 

See How It’s Made

More Tasty Seafood Recipes

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If you enjoyed how this tasty seafood dish tastes, there are tons of great ways to add more seafood to your daily diet. A couple of our top picks would be Halibut or Snapper, but if you just really love the benefits of salmon, you could also try fixing it with blackened skin or throwing some into this delectable Sriracha Salmon Power Bowl for a beautiful and tasty meal! Our Easy Pesto Salmon Recipe is another favorite to check out!

Are you loving this Creamy Spinach Poblano Salmon and are now looking for some more inspiration in finding ways to add options that include spinach, poblano peppers, or seafood into your nutritional armoire? Check out some of our other tasty recipes like the Spinach and Mango Smoothie, scrumptious Stuffed Poblano Peppers, a colorful Seafood and Vegetable Platter, or these simple Grilled Shrimp Tacos

We also offer some great resources when it comes to high-protein and low-carb recipes to help make your meal prep and planning a breeze! 

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Creamy Spinach Poblano Salmon

This flavorful, 30-minute fish dish is perfect for a date night in!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 fillet
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican


  • 24 ounces salmon four 6-ounce fillets
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 poblano pepper seeded and diced

Cream Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Generously season salmon fillets with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Place salmon in skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Add spinach, poblano pepper, garlic, cream, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper to the skillet. Stir ingredients to combine. Add salmon back in and spoon sauce over top of each fillet.
  • Place skillet in preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 1035mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1814IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords High Protein, Low-Carb, Seafood

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