Updated: Feb 2, 2022
Calling all salmon lovers! This baked salmon recipe is super delicious, simple to prepare, and packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. With simple ingredients like fresh lemon juice, tangy dill, and garlic powder, this flavorful Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill is a recipe you'll want to make over and over again.
4 Ingredient Salmon with Fresh Flavors
When it comes to preparing fish, simple is almost always best. With just 4 ingredients, this Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill is as simple and delicious as it gets, and it pairs well with just about anything (see this section for serving suggestions)!
All you need to make this fresh and zesty salmon is 25 minutes and a couple of salmon fillets; a touch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper; fresh tangy dill; and the juice of one lemon. That's it! The lemon and dill add some acidity and tang that really brighten up this recipe. It's fresh, flavorful, super nourishing, and so so simple to prepare. You just might fall in love with this quick and healthy salmon recipe!
Why You Should Add Salmon to Your Meal Routine
According to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults consume at least 8 oz seafood per week, generally two 4 oz servings. Most Americans don’t meet this recommendation on a regular basis, and for years that has included me!
I love fish, but for the past few years I’ve usually ordered it at restaurants rather than prepared it myself. Over the past few months I’ve really made an effort to incorporate more fish, particularly salmon, into Lucas’ and my diet because 1) we both enjoy the taste of salmon and 2) I wanted us to reap the nutrition benefits of eating fish. This Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill is one of my new go-to salmon recipes!
Fatty fish in such as salmon, tuna, herring, trout, and mackerel contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that help fight inflammation and promote both heart and brain health. Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body cannot make on its own. Regularly consuming omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish like salmon as well as plant based foods like like flax meal, chia seeds, walnuts, and canola oil is a great way to promote your health and better meet your body's needs.
More delicious salmon recipes that contain healthy omega-3s:
This simple baked salmon has a mild, lemony flavor that pairs well with fresh flavors like tomatoes, vinaigrettes, and fresh herbs as well as salty and savory flavors like feta cheese, creamy sauces, and pasta. Here's some meal inspiration for you!
Top your favorite Greek salad with this salmon and serve with baked bread
Pair it with a cold grain salad packed with veggies and fresh herbs (you'll love this Mediterranean Couscous Salad!)
What's in This Recipe?
Salmon – contains easily absorbable protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iron
Seasonings – salt, pepper, and garlic powder
Lemon – contains vitamin C
Fresh dill – adds flavor, contains vitamin C, manganese, folate, and iron
Notes: This recipe is naturally gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.
Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12-15 minutes
Total time: 22-25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
2 salmon fillets (with skin)
1/4 tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tbsp. fresh dill, torn
2 lemon wheels with peel (as pictured)
The juice of 1 lemon
Preheat the oven to 400oF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the salmon filets on the lined baking sheet, skin side down. Season the fillets evenly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Top each salmon fillet evenly with fresh dill, lemon juice, and a lemon wheel (as pictured).
Bake for 12-15 minutes (12 for a thinner filet, 15 for a thicker filet).
Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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