Lemon & Herb Baked Salmon

Updated: Sep 2nd, 2019 · By Bethany Kramer
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This one pan Lemon & Herb Baked Salmon is easy to make, flavorful, and made with healthy minimal ingredients!

salmon in a cast iron skillet with asparagus and lemon

An easy & delicious dinner for your week –> Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon. Takes only 20 minutes to bake, is super simple, and the perfect one pan dinner! This recipe could not be more uncomplicated.

Since Drew and I don’t eat a ton of meat throughout the week, we occasionally love to cook up some fresh wild caught salmon and vegetables. It’s a dinner that takes minimal prep work, and is so delicious! I’ve been making this lemony garlic & herb salmon for years. And as simple as it is, I still felt like it’s worth sharing if you are like me and occasionally have those “what do I cook for dinner” funks.

salmon with asparagus and lemon

This lemon-y herb salmon could not be more refreshing & simple, I also love being able to cook it in my trusty Lodge cast-iron skillet. My favorite way to serve up this salmon is with roasted/grilled vegetables and rice or quinoa on the side.

If you are in need of a no-fuss, easy dinner, and that’s on the healthier side, THIS recipe is for you to have on those busier days. So simple, so tasty, and perfect for spring!

salmon in a cast iron pan with asparagus and lemon

Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon

Delicious & easy Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon. Wholesome, simple, and the perfect healthy one pan dinner! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 2 people



  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a small bowl mix olive oil, garlic powder, lemon zest & juice, herbs (basil, thyme, oregano), salt, and black pepper. Place salmon in cast iron skillet and brush with oil & herb mixture. 
  • Bake salmon for 15-20 minutes - or until salmon is cooked through. The time will depend on how thick/thin your cuts of salmon are. 
  • I served this with vegetables, with a side of rice/quinoa. Enjoy!


For using frozen salmon filets - let it thaw before baking in the oven. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked salmon filet, lemon salmon
Author A Simple Palate


Serving: 0g | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.1g | Protein: 49.1g | Fat: 20.5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 104.4mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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