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Simplest Lemon-Herb Roasted Salmon

This simple 5-ingredient roasted salmon is my family's favorite meal!


  • 1 salmon fillet , any size
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 lemon , sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs , see Notes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or grease with oil or nonstick spray and lay salmon on top skin side-down.
  • Add enough olive oil to lightly cover surface of the salmon.
  • Place lemon slices on top evenly spaced.
  • Sprinkle with herbs and salt and pepper.
  • Bake until salmon is cooked all the way through and flakes easily with a fork. Internal temperature should read 145 degrees F. A 1 lb fillet will take approximately 25 minutes, a 2 lb fillet will take approximately 35-40 minutes.
  • Use herbs like basil, dill, chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and sage, or a mixture of any. If using dried herbs, reduce amount to 1 teaspoon.
  • I squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemon onto the salmon before baking to maximize lemon flavor.
  • This recipe is more of a guide. Adjust amounts as needed to fit your size of fillet and your preferences.
  • If desired, you can cut the fillet into individual portions before baking. Space a few inches apart on prepared sheet pan. Reduce baking time by 5 or more minutes.


Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 50mg, Potassium: 574mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 87IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
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