The Easiest Baked Salmon Recipe

Introducing: the fastest and easiest baked salmon recipe ever.

Guaranteed to be delicious.

3 ingredients and boom – perfect, tender salmon.

simple lemon salmon

For a long time I used to never cook salmon at home. 

I loved it at restaurants, but every time I tried to make it at home it came out dry and tough.

Slowly, over the years, I’ve come up with quite a few yummy ways to make salmon – most notably my Salmon with Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce, Pesto Baked Salmon, Roasted Salmon with Watermelon Salsa, and Sheet Pan Asian Salmon

Those recipes are all awesome, but they require some measuring and/or pre-marinating.

The other night, I wanted to make salmon, but I didn’t want to deal with a separate marinade or a ton of measuring/dishes. I also wanted a basic salmon recipe that was flavorful but in a way that it mixed easily with other dishes so the leftovers could be repurposed.

So I decided to try to simplify things a bit. 

And what do you know – it came out delicious! 

So delicious I knew I had to create a formal recipe page for this easiest baked salmon recipe so I can reference it later, and so you guys and my nutrition clients can quickly find it later, too. 

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texas jacks bbq arlington va

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salmon with mediterranean bulgur salad

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