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Simple Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Ready for a delicious and tender salmon recipe? This Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill is going to be one your go-to weekday recipes!

Lemon dill salmon is done in under 20 minutes and is packed with flavor. 

All you need for this easy salmon recipe is a sheet pan, salmon, fresh dill, lemon slices and some simple spices.

baked salmon with lemon and dill
Simple Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill.

Reasons to love this salmon

  • Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Salmon is heart healthy!
  • This easy salmon recipe goes with so many different side dishes.
  • Clean up is minimal, everything is cooked on a sheet pan.

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mise en place of salmon
Mise en place for baked salmon with lemon and dill.

Ingredients needed for this baked salmon recipe

  • Yummy salmon.
  • Garlic seasoning. You can use any type of garlic seasoning. I use Flavor God and it is salt free.  Adjust accordingly if your garlic seasoning contains salt. 
  • Kosher salt. (if your garlic seasoning contains salt, then you may need adjust how much additional salt is needed)
  • Freshly ground black pepper.
  • Red Onion. This is totally optional but really does add enormous flavor to this dish.
  • Fresh dill. Fresh is best but dried dill can be used if you don’t have fresh dill on hand. 
  • Lemon juice. Don’t throw out the lemons after you squeeze them- add them to the top.
  • Extra virgin olive oil. Melted butter is delicious as well and will create an amazing butter sauce.
  • Honey. 

How to prepare the Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

  • Preheat your oven. (This recipe can be made in air fryer as well)
  • Whether you want to filet your fish or keep it whole is up to you. 
  • You will want to prepare your salmon fillets by checking for bones. I normally purchase my fish from Trader Joe’s or Costco. It is already filleted however sometimes there are a few bones in it. You can remove them with tweezers. 
  • Place the salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Add the spices and layer with the red onion and dill on the top. Then you want to sqeeze the lemon juice all over the top. Lastly, drizzle the oil olive and honey on top . 

The salmon only needs to bake for about 15 minutes. The total cook time will depend on the thickness of the fish.

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Other ways to prepare salmon

You can use a grill for this healthy salmon recipe. Place the salmon in tin foil packets before placing on the grill.

Another idea is that you can prepare a one pan sheet pan meal by adding the salmon filets along with your favorite veggies and baking them together.

Can I use frozen salmon

You sure can! Assuming the salmon has a vacuum seal , place it in a baking dish and let it defrost in the fridge overnight.

Helpful tips

Trust me when I say no one likes a dried out piece of salmon! A few things you can do to ensure you have cooked up a moist salmon is to make you are putting the liquid directly on top of salmon.After you squeeze the lemon juice on top of the salmon, add the slices on top or on the bottom. 

Also double check your oven temperature to make sure it’s set at the proper temperature.

The best way to know if salmon is cooked is to check for doneness with a thermometer. 145 degrees is considered cooked all the way through. Though not everyone wants it cooked like that. 

I like to check to see that the salmon has changed to an opaque color. It will also be flaky.

This recipe calls for atlantic salmon. I use this cut of salmon based on the price and the availibilty. Any kind of salmon fillet can be used though. I recommend sockeye. 

Atlantic salmon is more of a pale orange color and a thicker cut. Sockeye is thinner and more reddish. If you use sockeye, be sure to adjust your cooking time as it will bake more fast.

baked salmon with lemon and dill

Serving suggestions

Salmon can be served with a various of different side dishes.

Cumin Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, Jasmine Rice, Mash Potatoes, Sweet Potato Salad and Pasta are some appetizing options.

A ton of vegetables taste wonderful with salmon such as asparagus, green beans, zucchini, broccoli, edamame, bok choy, spinach and kale.

Storing instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Why I created this Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill recipe

I LOVE salmon in all different ways. Salmon’s health benefits are amazing as well. It’s a great source of protein and is high in potassium. It’s also low in fat. Salmon is packed with omega 3 fatty acids which can lower the risk of cognitive diseases and cardiovascular disease.

I also love salmon because of its versatility. You can pretty much use any flavor profile on a juicy baked salmon fillet and it will be delicious! But dill and honey are one of my favorite toppings for salmon. PLUS, my family enjoys this flavor combination!

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baked salmon with lemon and dill

Simple Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Kristina Cadelina
Simple Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill: Fresh flavors comes together for a quick and healthy salmon meal perfect for the whole family.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 242 kcal



  • 1 pound atlantic salmon
  • 1-2 tablespoons garlic seasoning flavor god or your favorite garlic seasoning
  • kosher salt as needed
  • black pepper as needed
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juice of lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place salmon skin side down on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and the garlic seasoning. Then layer the red onions and dill on top.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice evenly all over the salmon and place the slices on top.
  • Drizzle the olive oil and then the honey.
  • Place in the oven and cook salmon for about 15 minutes or when the internal temp hits 130 degrees. Salmon will be flaky when it is done.
  • When done, remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!


145 degrees is considered well done salmon. Though that can dry out salmon depending  on the oven and thickness. I recommend cooking salmon until the thickest part of the fish reaches the internal temperature of 130 degrees. When you remove it form the. oven, let it rest for an additional 5-10 minutes. Use a meat thermometer for accuracy. 
Salmon can be bought with skin on or off. If the skin is on, that’s totally fine. Leave it on while cooking. It will act a barrier between the heat so it doesn’t overcook. 
This recipe can be made on other cuts of salmon such as sockeye. Be sure to adjust cooking time as needed as they may be a thinner cut. 
Storage : Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 23gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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