Lemon Garlic Salmon

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You’ll love this flavor-packed lemon garlic salmon! It is tender, moist, and perfectly flaky. Best part, it’s so easy to make, even for less experienced cooks. Salmon is simple, quick, and so easy to make. Made with just a handful of pantry ingredients and ready in just 30 minutes. Also, check out PrimeWater Seafood for Salmon that is SUSTAINABLY RAISED & TRACEABLE.

Salmon is a hefty, fatty, robust fish, it can stand up to big bold flavors without being overwhelmed. In fact, salmon needs big bold flavors. That’s where our tasty lemon-garlic sauce comes in! Pair this lemon garlic salmon with a simple side salad or serving of roasted, non-starchy veggies, such as asparagus, to balance the meal out.

Aside from the fact that salmon is of the good-for-you Mediterranean diet foods, it is a beautiful, tasty fish that makes a fancy dinner in a snap. Fatty fish, like baked salmon featured in this recipe is a great source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to the AHA. If you have type 2 diabetes, eating foods with omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease and stroke. This recipe calls for baking your salmon with healthy, flavorful ingredients like lemons, lemon zest, garlic cloves, olive oil, and fresh parsley.

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Lemon Garlic Salmon

lemon garlic salmon scaled

Simple, quick, and so easy to make. Made with a handful of ingredients and ready in just 30 minutes. Pair the fish with a side salad or serving of roasted nonstarchy veggies, such as asparagus, to balance it out.

  • Author: Everyday Health
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Marinade: :30
  • Cook Time: :18
  • Total Time: :58
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic



1.25 pounds salmon filets
3 medium lemons 2 squeezed + 1 sliced
2 tsp lemon zest
3-4 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper – plus additional to taste
Finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a baking dish that can fit all pieces of salmon with some oil.
  2. Whisk lemon juice, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Place the salmon fillets into a Ziploc bag and pour over the lemon marinade.
  3. Seal the bag and move the pieces of salmon to get them evenly coated with the marinade. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Now layer the lemon slices into your prepared the dish and arrange the salmon on top.
  5. Bake the salmon for about 12-15 minutes until cooked through. Depending on the the thickness of your salmon.
  6. Once done, lay a few slices of lemon on top of your cooked salmon and switch the oven to the broil setting. Broil for 3 minutes until the top is nicely golden and crisp.
  7. Remove from the oven, garnish with parsley and serve.


  • Salmon: If you don’t like salmon use any other fish of choice. You may also switch to another protein of choice
  • Don’t have fresh garlic, use one tablespoon of garlic powder
  • It is best to use fresh lemons, but bottled lemons will be ok.
  • Any oil of choice
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