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

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

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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Tags: baked salmon filet, lemon salmon
Calories: 394 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer



  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!


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

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic & Herb Salmon
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.5g32%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 104.4mg4%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 1.1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 49.1g98%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Bethany Kramer

Bethany Kramer is the cook and photographer behind A Simple Palate. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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