This Baked Salmon with Dill and Lemon comes together in 15 minutes with 6 simple ingredients for a delicious dinner on the busiest of days.
Salmon is one of the quickest and easiest proteins to cook making it perfect for busy days. It's delicious and good for you because it's rich in omega-3s. Read this article to learn more about the health benefits of salmon. This perfectly baked salmon recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, low-carb, keto, paleo and whole30 so it works for a variety of dietary restrictions.
Here's what you need to make Baked Salmon with Dill:
- black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- dried dill
- fresh lemon
- fresh salmon fillets
See recipe card for quantities.
Here's how to make Baked Salmon with Dill and Lemon:
1. Cut the lemon into thin slices. Place salmon fillets on a sheet pan. Then, brush each with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and dill.
2. Place lemon slices over salmon and bake at 425 for 12 minutes, then serve immediately.
Hint: You can use either fresh or frozen salmon for this recipe, just thaw according to package directions if using frozen salmon.
Want to substitute one of the ingredients in this Lemon Dill Baked Salmon? Here's how:
- Olive oil - use an equal amount of a different light oil such as avocado oil in place of the olive oil or use melted butter.
- Dill - use ½ tablespoon of fresh dill in place of the dried dill.
- Salmon - use a different fish in place of the salmon such as cod, halibut, swordfish or tilapia.
Try one of these variations on Lemon Dill Baked Salmon:
- Spicy - sprinkle ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes over the salmon when sprinkling with dill.
- Garlic - sprinkle 2 cloves of minced fresh garlic over the salmon before adding the lemon and baking.
You may also like my easy baked Sweet Chili Salmon as well.
This tools comes in handy for Baked Salmon with Dill:
Refrigerate - store the baked salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freeze - wrap the salmon in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight plastic bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Do not overcook the salmon as it will result in dry and tough salmon. The easiest way to see if salmon has finished cooking is to press gently down on the top of the fillet with a fork or finger. If the flesh of the salmon separates easily along the white lines that run across the fillet, it’s finished cooking.
Salmon fillets should be baked at 425 for 12 minutes. If using a lower heat, the salmon will need to be baked longer.
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Serve this Baked Salmon with Dill recipe with one of these side dishes for a balanced meal the whole family will love:
Baked Salmon with Dill and Lemon
- Preheat the oven to 425.
- Cut the lemon into thin slices.
- Place salmon fillets on a sheet pan. Then, brush each with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and dill. Place 1-2 lemon slices on each piece of salmon.
- Bake the salmon at 425 12 minutes, then serve immediately.
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended