Mediterranean Salmon

Any recipe that uses feta cheese in it, makes me a happy girl.  It’s the middle eastern inside of me that is always craving a little feta. Growing up feta cheese was practically it’s own food group in our household.  We always had a plastic container filled with it and somehow it seemed to work its way on to the table during every meal.  A little strange, right?  If you’ve never tried feta cheese before, it’s highly recommended! I even love sprinkling it on a fresh salad.

I am pretty excited about this dish because Husband used to be 100% anti seafood, until more recently. Now whenever I cook any type of seafood I hold my breathe hoping that we will like it.  I’m happy to report that I got a two thumbs up on this dish! We both loved the flavors of the salmon and I especially loved how quick it was to put together and cook!



  • 4 filets of salmon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 gloves of chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper


1.  Preheat oven to 425.

2.  Mix olive oil and vinegar in a bowl.  Place salmon filets in shallow baking dish.  Rub garlic in to filets and then pour oil-vinegar mixture over.  Add basil, a pinch of salt and pepper.  Top with feta cheese.

3.  Place in oven uncovered, bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Serve with rice and salad.  (I made brown rice, seasoned with 1 tablespoon of cumin for extra flavor!)



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