Salmon topped with lime and garlic then baked for a super healthy fast and fresh dinner. Did I mention easy? You can have this ready to eat in less than 30 minutes!
I have become a morning cook. I like to get all my cooking done in the a.m.
When I worked at a ‘real job’, I would try to cram all the cooking and photography in on the weekends. Exhausting and not much fun. This blogging thing is supposed to be fun…right?
My point in sharing this trivial piece of information is that we don’t bother to heat this up, we eat it chilled and it is fabulous! Of course you can eat it right out of the oven if you like to cook your dinner at dinner time. I’ve heard of people that do that 🙂 I served it with tomato slices, avocado and a dab of homemade mayo, it was perfect!
How to make Lime and Garlic Baked Salmon
There isn’t much to this recipe. You squeeze a lime, rough chop a few ingredients, throw them in a food processor and done! You could finely chop and grate the ingredients as well. I opted for the food processor because I have a mini chop gadget that I never use and wanted/needed to dust it off. I have a tendency to get rid of things if I don’t use them….this had a month or so before it was hitting’ the road. It now gets to stay…for awhile.
If you have some extra time, let it marinate for 30 minutes or so to increase the flavor. If not, just go straight in and enjoy!
Paleo and Whole30 compliant…squeaky clean recipe!
Need another reason to cook salmon? Try Panko Crusted Salmon!
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Lime and Garlic Salmon
- 1 pound salmon fillet I used Steelhead from Costco - has a great flavor
- 1 lime - zested and juiced
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons flat leave parsley or cilantro - coarsely chopped
- 1/2 jalepeno seeded and coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Rinse and pat dry salmon fillet.
- Place on foil lined baking sheet.
- Combine lime zest, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, parsley and jalapeño in food processor and pulse until well combined.
- Pour over salmon.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
So easy! We love garlic so I used four cloves. We also love shallots, so I threw in about a quarter of a large shallot. The only thing I will try next time is to salt and pepper the salmon first, but my husband loved it without. However, this recipe is a great way to keep it low sodium.
Robin Lickel says
Quick, lovely and healthy. Bright flavor felt like eating dinner in the keys or coastal Mexico. Beautiful recipe.
David T. says
Awesome and amazingly easy salmon recipe. Instead of one clove of garlic I used like, five lol. I am in the belief you can never use too much garlic. Also instead of jalapeño, I used a poblano pepper from my garden. Still gave the salmon a nice subtle kick. I think in the future if I make this again I would let it marinate for maybe twenty to thirty minutes before cooking.
Kathi & Rachel says
Hi David – Love the addition of more garlic and the poblano. I’m a huge fan of poblano’s since I’m not big on a ton of heat. Thank you for the nice note and the 5 stars! Kathi
Is the calorie information accurate? Isn’t a pound of salmon about 800 calories? If you’re using 2 pounds for this recipe than each of the 4 servings would be about 400 calories.
Hi Meg! We switched recipe card companies and there was few glitches. Thanks for the catch! It is a one pound fillet, not a two pound fillet. It raises the calories by only 40 per serving so not too much harm done. Truly appreciate the note!
Rebecca Childs says
This was fabulous… so quick and easy and tasted delicious ????
Fantastic recipe, thank you! The second time I made it, I wanted to thicken up the topping, so I added a handful of pepitas. It added a nice nutty flavor. I plan to use both the original recipe and the pepitas recipe in future.
Kathi Kirk says
Pepitas are a brilliant idea! I have never cooked with them but what a great way to kick this up! Thanks for taking the time to write a note!
This was seriously delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
Kathi Kirk says
I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the sweet note!
This looks really good, Kathi, and I can relate to the morning cook-off. You should see me (and my kitchen) when I am trying to beat the sunshine….rush, rush, rush. Best light for me is before noon. Otherwise I have to find another spot. 🙁
Anne|Craving Something Healthy says
I had to laugh about the cooking dinner in the morning thing, because only a food blogger can relate to cooking when the light in the kitchen is best! I was thinking about doing a post on the crazy things food bloggers do to make it appear that we all live normal lives 🙂
Joshua Hampton says
The salmon looks fabulous. And you ate this chilled? Wow, even better.
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
Citrus and herbs on fish is one of my favorite dinners. This recipe looks terrific.