Healthy Baked Salmon Recipe

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The only Healthy Baked Salmon Recipe you will ever need. Salmon baked in foil, then served with moderate amount of garlic butter and fresh herbs. Flaky, juicy, easy and so delicious!

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 lbs wild salmon fillet (with or without skin)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 large crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley or dill


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Tear 2 pieces of foil and 1 piece of unbleached parchment paper longer than the width of a large baking sheet. Line the baking sheet with foil horizontally overlapping each other and place parchment vertically on top.
  2. Place salmon fillet onto parchment paper, distribute olive oil on top evenly and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Fold parchment paper over the salmon. Then fold the sides of the foil covering the salmon completely and sealing the packet closed (very important!). Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Closer to the end of baking time, melt butter and mix with garlic and lemon juice. Brush over cooked salmon (open that packet carefully – it’s hot), sprinkle with parsley or dill, cut into 5 pieces and serve.

Store: In the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Make Ahead: Follow Steps 1 & 2, refrigerate and bake within 48 hours.

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