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Baked Honey Garlic Salmon serve with a side of veggies, pasta, potatoes

Baked Honey Garlic Salmon

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Created by Mariam E.
This delicious and flavorful Baked Honey Garlic Salmon recipe is a super healthy meal option you can serve with any side and it's very easy to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 2 lb. salmon fillet
  • 5 cloves garlic minced or chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Pat dry the salmon. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  • Mix the remainder of the ingredients together in a bowl. Pour over the salmon fillet and marinate.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes and then turn off the heat. Cover with aluminum foil and let it sit in the oven for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove and serve with side of your choice.


  • I always choose a great variety of salmon. Wild caught are the best but you can also get regular salmon that's raised without antibiotics.
  • Salmon can go bad pretty quickly, ideally buy the salmon no more than 1 day ahead of time.
  • Don't overcook. Salmon easy to overcook, it's a fine between not done enough, then dry.  The USDA recommends salmon be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 F degrees, so that's a good guide.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temp of the salmon.
  • Switch out the lemon for lime, for a slightly more zingy flavor.
  • Topping this baked salmon with chopped green onions makes it extra fresh and vibrant!


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 82.8g | Fat: 21.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Sodium: 265mg | Sugar: 6g
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