Lemon Dijon Baked Salmon

By Rachel Stuck, RDN



Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are best known for their strong anti-inflammatory properties and can help prevent chronic illness. Salmon has a pronounced, yet versatile flavor that pairs well with a variety of fresh herbs and cooking techniques. This simple baked salmon recipe is takes only 20 minutes to prepare and packs in a lot of flavor with minimal ingredients.  

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1, 6 ounce salmon fillet

Calories: 257

Protein: 36 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Carbohydrates: 4 grams

Ingredients

  • 4, 6 once salmon filtes
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedge and fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit.

Line a baking sheet with tin foil and arrange salmon fillets, skin side down on foil.Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together, dijon mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice, parsley, olive oil, and honey if using. Brush the top and sides of the salmon fillets with dijon mixture and bake for 12-15 minutes depending on prefered doneness.

Top with lemon wedge and fresh parsley.



About the Author

Photo: Rachel Stuck, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Rachel Stuck has a background in culinary arts and nutrition counseling. Rachel takes a positive approach to nutrition: she avoids recommending restrictive diets and instead focuses on helping people choose foods that promote health and well-being. She is passionate about empowering and assisting Ixcela members as they develop their unique, gut-healthy lifestyles.

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