Best 6-Ingredient Baked Salmon Recipe Is a Sweet & Savory 30-Minute Dinner by Elisa Schmitz

Seafood Dinner
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Best 6-Ingredient Baked Salmon Recipe Is a Sweet & Savory 30-Minute Dinner

This time of year, we eat even more fish than usual. And salmon tops the list of our favorite fish to make for Friday night (or any night!) dinners

When it comes to salmon, the best recipes are the simplest recipes. This easy six-ingredient lemon, honey and garlic oven-baked salmon recipe is as simple as it is delicious, and it’s my absolute favorite salmon recipe (so far). Plus you just can’t beat the health benefits of salmon. That’s why this is the best six-ingredient salmon recipe!

The lemon, garlic and honey flavor combination is savory and sweet, light yet rich. Baking the salmon in this refreshing lemon, honey and garlic sauce results in moist, flavorful fish that you’ll want to eat again and again.

This healthy, delicious seafood dinner is ready to serve hot from the oven in about 30 minutes. Enjoy this easy honey, lemon and garlic baked salmon recipe with your favorite vegetables and side dishes. It’s simple enough for a weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for a dinner party. You choose!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Servings: 3


  • 1 pound fresh salmon filet
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • juice of half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon) or up to a whole lemon if you prefer stronger lemon flavor (I used 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean seasoning (or your favorite seasoning)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, honey, garlic, lemon juice and seasoning.
  2. Place salmon filet into a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if desired. Spread the honey, lemon, garlic sauce over the salmon. Cover pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and baste with juices. Replace foil and return dish to oven. Bake for 5 to 10 more minutes, or until desired doneness.

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Donna John
Yum! I love salmon. Great recipe and can't wait to try it.
Elisa Schmitz
So moist and flavorful, Donna John ! I know you will love it. bepositive
Awesome combination of ingredients and I especially love the honey. Making this!

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