Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in protein, and delicious when procured fresh? Yep – it’s the powerhouse fish: salmon! This recipe calls for a savory miso glaze to add the perfect depth and flavor to this nutritionally-dense entree. Considered “vegan” and “paleo”, this miso-glazed salmon recipe is a crowd-pleaser, incredibly healthy, and only $4 per serving.


Miso-Glazed Salmon ($4 per Serving!)

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and essential micro-nutrients, this flavorful entree is the perfect main. Furthermore, it’s also cost effective.

  • Author: Mandy
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 salmon fillets (46 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste (check for vegan options)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or gluten-free tamari for non-Paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the white miso paste, coconut aminos, maple syrup, rice vinegar, grated ginger, sesame oil, and minced garlic to create the glaze.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Brush the miso glaze over the salmon fillets, ensuring they are well-coated.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle sesame seeds over the salmon.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.

Keywords: salmon, miso, entree, pegan,

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Cost Breakdown (approximate, based on average prices):

  • 4 salmon fillets: $12.00
  • Miso paste: $0.50
  • Coconut aminos: $0.50
  • Maple syrup: $0.25
  • Rice vinegar: $0.25
  • Ginger: $0.20
  • Sesame oil: $0.25
  • Garlic: $0.10
  • Sesame seeds: $0.10
  • Green onions: $0.25

Total Cost per Serving: $3.95

Please note that the cost breakdown can vary based on location and brand choices. Nutritional information and cost estimates may not be 100% accurate and can vary based on portion sizes, ingredient brands, and other factors. Always refer to product labels and perform your own cost analysis for accuracy.

Final Thoughts

This nutrient-dense entree would pair well with a baked potato and a side salad. Assume $2.50 for the add-ons and you have a delicious and satisfying dinner that won’t break the bank. Furthermore, it’s at least a 650-700-calorie dinner.

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