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Apricot Glaze for Salmon Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Broil
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to make this Apricot Glaze for Salmon Recipe. It’s so EASY and quick, the whole meal (side dishes included) takes just 30 minutes!


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 lbs. salmon fillet (4 6-oz. fillets)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper (divided)
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 4 green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce


  1. Bring quinoa and broth to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes. Fluff with a fork. *Note, this is less than the recommended amount of liquid.
  2. Prepare ingredients: Preheat broiler to high. Season salmon with 1/4 tsp. salt and  1/8 tsp. pepper. Stir together apricot preserves and dijon mustard and spread over salmon filets. Slice green onions. Mince garlic. Chop zucchini. Chop pepper.
  3. Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to pan, and when it’s hot, add vegetables to pan, stirring occasionally for about 7-8 minutes.
  4. While the veggies are cooking, broil the salmon on the second or third rack for about 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. When the quinoa is done cooking, add to veggie pan and toss together. Add soy sauce to pan and stir until the liquid has evaporated.


  • This recipe includes a vegetable and grain side dish, but obviously if you’re just looking for the apricot glaze for salmon recipe you can skip right to those steps.

Keywords: salmon, apricot glaze for salmon, salmon dinner, quinoa, zucchini