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baked salmon with lemon slices and parsley

Easy Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This easy baked lemon garlic salmon recipe is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and requires just a few ingredients. Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite weeknight dinner!


  • 2 salmon fillets, about 6 oz each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 lemon slices
  • Flat-leaf parsley to taste, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add the salmon filets, skin side down.
  2. Brush your salmon with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Top with lemon slices, then bake for 15-18 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your liking. Broil for 1 minute for a crispy, golden brown top if desired.
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley and cracked black pepper, then pair with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

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