Easy Salmon Stir Fry

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Bring Asian flavors into your kitchen with this sweet and umami Salmon Stir Fry. Gluten-free (with coconut aminos), dairy-free, high protein, and healthy.

This tangy, tasty salmon dish is going to bring some sunshine to your mid-week meal and can be easily made gluten-free! 

bowl of salmon stir fry with rice

Crisp vegetables, fluffy rice, and a whole heap of salmon goodness will make this stir fry a top favorite at home!

This salmon stir fry is accompanied by an easy-to-make tasty sauce, so you can enjoy a healthy dish that’s super quick!

stir fried salmon and veggies with bowl with rice

Ingredients You’ll Need

For the Salmon

Salmon (1 lb) – Wild caught Pacific salmon fillets will be a great choice but get the best you can find!

Salt (a pinch) – Sea salt does add a tasty crunch to this, but you could use a regular table salt too.

Black pepper (a pinch) – Freshly ground pepper is the best to get the most intense flavor.

Olive oil (1/2 tbsp) – You don’t need an expensive extra-virgin olive oil here, so just choose your favorite vegetable oil.

For the Stir Fry Veggies

Carrots (3) – Medium-sized carrots will be perfect for this stir fry – just give them a good scrub, no need to peel them if you don’t wish to.

Red onion (1) – A medium-sized onion would be the best option to give lots of taste.  You could use white onion instead.

Zucchini (1) – Medium-sized zucchini is great for this recipe.  You could also use green beans or mangetout instead.

Mushrooms (8) – Chestnut mushrooms give a deeper flavor than some but feel free to choose your favorite variety.

Yellow bell pepper (1) – Yellow is such a super color next to the other vegetables, but you could use any color of bell pepper that you like.

ingredients for salmon and veggies

For the Stir Fry Sauce

Soy sauce (¼ cup) – The dark variety is best here, but you could switch with regular soy sauce or coconut aminos if you would rather avoid gluten.

Honey (2 tbsp) – Runny, sticky, and gloriously thick, this will give the sauce some natural sweetness you will love.

Sesame oil (3 tsp) – This oil has a very strong taste, and you don’t need much just a few teaspoons sesame oil. Also, it will give your dish an authentic and unique flavor though, so try and source it! !

Olive oil (2 tbsp) – You don’t need an expensive extra-virgin olive oil here, so just choose your favorite.

Garlic (5 cloves) – Fat, juicy cloves should be minced here – try this great garlic press to make this job super easy!

Cornstarch (2 tsp) – This helpful ingredient will thicken up your sauce and help it cling to your ingredients.  You could use xanthan gum as an alternative to corn starch to avoid gluten.

For the Seasoning

Sesame seeds (1 tbsp) – These tasty little seeds will add some crunch and even more sesame taste.  You could use some chopped nuts as an alternative.

Green onion (3) – This spring onion, sprinkled over the top will add some freshness to the dish and a little more extra crunch with the seeds! You could also use sliced red onion instead.  

ingredients for sauce and garnish

How to Make Easy Salmon Stir Fry Recipe

Step 1. First, remove any the skin from the salmon filet.  This is easily done with a sharp knife, by running the blade flat underneath the fresh salmon fillet, holding on to a piece of the skin.

Step 2. Cut the skinless salmon fillet into 1-inch salmon cubes and sprinkle over the salt and black pepper.

Step 3. Cut up the vegetables ready. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce together, ensuring it’s well combined. 

Step 4. Heat a wok or a large skillet to medium-high heat and add the olive oil.

Afterward, when hot, add in the salmon pieces. Then, cook for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until golden, carefully stirring so as not to break up the salmon chunks too much.

steps 1-4 for salmon

Step 5. Gently remove the tender pieces of salmon from the wok and place it into a separate medium mixing bowl. 

Step 6. Next, add the carrots to the wok or large frying pan and let them cook for 2-3 minutes. Afterward, add in the onions and let them cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7. Finally, add in the rest of the vegetables and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 8. Pour the sauce into the wok and stir to cover all the vegetables for the best results. Next, reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Step 9. Gently add the cooked salmon back into the wok and lightly toss everything together to mix. Garnish with the sesame seeds and shredded green onion.

steps 5-9 for stir fry

What Vegetables Are Good with Salmon?

How about adding some finely chopped kale, broccoli, or cabbage to give a boost of super greens? You can use different colored bell peppers for a splash of color.

Moreover, asparagus always goes well with salmon, so try adding some tender shoots for crunch! Sugar snap peas are a great addition to salmon. They look lovely and add a delicious freshness.

close up of stir fry

What Seasoning Goes on Salmon?

Salmon has a unique taste that goes so well with many cuisines.  On top of it, this meaty fish can withstand salty, sweet, and spicy tastes, so great for this recipe with soy, honey, and sesame oil.

So, adding a little Chinese 5-spice could jazz this up further and the salmon will even take some chili flakes too if you can!

All in all, salmon is a quick-to-cook fish that will do well with any seasoning. In particular, look out for lemon and dill; orange and ginger; and cumin and cilantro. 

More Salmon Recipes:

Pan-Fried Salmon

Salmon Bowl

Baked Salmon with Avocado

Step-by-Step Instructions

Make this salmon stir fry with this step-by-step video!

salmon stir fry
5 from 4 votes

Easy Salmon Stir Fry

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Umami and sweet this Easy Salmon Stir Fry is gluten-free (with coconut aminos), dairy-free, and high in protein. So easy and delicious!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 bowls



  • 1 lb salmon
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced and halved
  • 8 mushrooms halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced


  • ¼ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions sliced


  • Remove the skin from the salmon and cut it into 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  • Chop the veggies.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce.


  • Heat a wok to medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add in the salmon and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden. Be gentle to make sure the salmon doesn't break apart.
  • Gently remove the salmon into a bowl.


  • Add the carrots into the wok and let them cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the onions, and let them cook for 2 minutes.
  • Finally add in the rest of the vegetables and cook for 4-5 minutes.


  • Pour the sauce mixture into the wok. Stir to cover all the vegetables. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  • Gently add in the cooked salmon and toss lightly.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19.5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 414mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 19g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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