Lemon, Garlic & Herb Baked Salmon

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5 from 2 votes

This lemon, garlic and herb baked salmon is my go-to salmon recipe! It’s fresh, flavorful, healthy and so easy. It’s perfect for weekend and weeknight dinners and lunches alike!

This Lemon, Garlic & Herb Baked Salmon recipe is my New Year’s fix! It’s fresh and bright but also warm, comforting and flavorful – the perfect mix for the post-holiday cleanse! Easy and delish!

Serve with virtually any sides, from Simple Broiled Asparagus to a Simple Arugula Salad With Mushrooms to Creamless Creamed Corn!


  • Fresh Salmon Fillets – the fresher the salmon, the better! Fillets are what you typically see at a fish market or grocery store. They are thinner than salmon steaks.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – olive oil will bind our marinade together!
  • Fresh lemon juice – fresh lemon juice will add acid and a burst of brightness.
  • Lemon zest – lemon zest will add deep lemon flavor.
  • Garlic clove – garlic. Enough said!
  • Herbs de Provence – Herbs de Provence is a blend of herbs, typically thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram, and oregano.
  • Ground coriander – coriander adds a floral citrusy taste that compliments the lemon.

Ingredient Substitutions & Variations

  • Fresh salmon – you can use frozen salmon, but increase the cooking time by 5-10 minutes depending on its thickness!
  • Lemon juice & zest – substitute lime juice and zest for lemon juice and zest.
  • Herbs de Provence – substitute Italian seasoning blend or your favorite herbs for Herbs de Provence!
  • Ground coriander – you can leave out coriander if you don’t have it!

How Long to Bake Salmon at 450 Degrees

Bake salmon for about 16-19 minutes at 450 degrees, depending on the thickness of your salmon.

How to Know If Baked Salmon Is Done

For medium doneness, salmon should just start to flake in the middle and reach an internal temperature of about 130-135 degrees.

Side Dishes: What Goes With Baked Salmon?

Baked lemon and garlic salmon can be served with virtually anything! Here are my favorite side dishes to serve with it:

How Long Does Baked Salmon Last?

Baked salmon lasts in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat it in the oven wrapped in foil for 10-15 minutes until hot at 350 degrees. Or you can serve it chilled (alone or on top of a salad)!

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Lemon, Garlic & Herb Baked Salmon

This lemon, garlic and herb baked salmon is my go-to salmon recipe! It's fresh, flavorful, healthy and so easy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: any season, seafood
Servings: 2 large servings
Calories: 516kcal
Author: TastefullyGrace


  • 1 pound salmon fillet cut into however many pieces
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest packed
  • 1 large garlic clove smashed and minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Herbs de Provence or substitute with Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • Salt & pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, Herbs de Provence, coriander, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Place salmon in a baking dish, and roast salmon for 13 minutes. Stir lemon mixture and spoon half of the mixture over the salmon.
  • Place back in the oven for 3-6 more minutes, or until the salmon reaches desired doneness. I recommend medium doneness, when the salmon just starts to flake (or at an internal temperature of about 130-135 degrees).
  • Serve by spooning a few more tablespoons of the lemon mixture on top of the salmon.


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  • Salmon baking time varies based on the thickness of your salmon fillets!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 1141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
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