Lemon & Herb Baked Salmon

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

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salmon with asparagus and lemon

Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon

Servings 2 people
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Delicious & easy Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon. Wholesome, simple, and the perfect healthy one pan dinner! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon filet, lemon salmon
Calories: 394 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate


  • 1 lb Organic Wild Caught Salmon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp (each) fresh oregano, basil, thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. I served this with vegetables, with a side of rice/quinoa. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For using frozen salmon filets - let it thaw before baking in the oven. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.5g 32%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 104.4mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 1.1g 0%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 49.1g 98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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