Toasted sesame seed and herb salmon bites

Salmon bites with herbs and toasted sesame seeds.

Toasted sesame seed and herb salmon bites

Simple, quick and fun to make, this is a novel way to use salmon and a versatile recipe that can be used for canapés or as a delicious light salad.

SERVES: Approximately 30 salmon bites depending on fillet sizes PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins


  • 4 skinless and boneless salmon fillets
  • 2 cups lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano, finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cut salmon fillets into 2cm cubes and set aside.
  3. Put the sesame seeds and oregano into a ziplock bag and mix thoroughly.
  4. Place the salmon cubes into the bag in batches of 10, close the bag and take 20 seconds shaking it up until the cubes are well coated all over.
  5. Put aside on a plate as this process is repeated with the other cubes.
  6. Then place the cubes of salmon onto a lightly oiled baking tray and put in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, turning half way through, until the seeds are golden and the salmon is cooked through but still moist (taste one to test).
  7. Serve hot or cold for canapés or on a bed of salad as a light meal.


  • To grind the dried oregano fine you can use an electric grinder (which is best) otherwise a pestle and mortar will do the job just as well.
  • You can buy toasted sesame seeds or toast them yourself, in a dry pan over a low to medium heat, heat until golden, keeping them moving with a watchful eye so they do not burn.
  • Have fun with garnishing the salmon bites – a dainty dollop of Basil, parsley and roasted almond pesto and a couple of pomegranate seeds look gorgeous, or some dairy free avocado dressing with a little slice of chilli…
  • Put on little skewers for ease of serving as canapés.

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |

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