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Baked lemon dijon salmon on white plate with lemon and thyme on top

Easy Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon

Easy Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon is tender, delicious oven baked salmon fillets that take only 5 minutes of prep and is on the table in 20 minutes!

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  • 1 1/2 lb. wild salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice plus lemon slices for topping
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the salmon fillets on a foil or a silpat lined rimmed baking sheet and blot dry with a paper towel.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Place the olive oil, garlic, dijon, lemon juice and thyme in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Spoon half of the lemon dijon mixture over the salmon fillets, top with the lemon slices, and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the remaining sauce and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the fat has rendered and the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve and enjoy!


  • The salmon will take more or less cooking time depending on the thickness.  Normally fillets that are 1" thick take about 15 minutes to cook to medium.  If you'd rather your salmon be cooked through, cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • The sauce may be made in advance or the entire dish may be cooked ahead.  Portion into dishes with your favorite grains, salad or potatoes for a great meal prep option!
  • This meal can easily be made into a sheet pan dinner.  Simply follow the instructions for this Sheet Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken and add the salmon during the last 15 minutes of cook time.


Serving: 6ounces, Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 833mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 92IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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