Baked Salmon with Herbs and Lime

This oven baked salmon with herbs is a fancy dinner idea that takes very little effort. Serve with rice and veggies for a full meal.

While the majority of my recipes are plant based, I like to eat chicken and fish occasionally! Salmon is hands down my favorite fish. I loved how quick and easy this one-pan meal was and and I really liked the salmon because it had a ton of flavor without any added fat or salt. The lime juice, garlic, spices and fresh tomato added a light, summery seasoning to the fish – perfect for a fancy yet simple weeknight dinner.

Glass baking dish with baked salmon with herbs and lime.

Why Salmon?

Salmon is a nutrition superstar. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which most of us could use more of in our diet! It’s also a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s an amazing source of healthy fats to incorporate into your diet on a regular basis.

If you’re not a big salmon fan you could definitely use another firm fish like cod or red snapper for this recipe.

Glass baking dish with baked salmon with herbs and lime.

Here’s What You Need:

  • fresh salmon fillets 
  • lime
  • vegetables – garlic, onion and tomato.
  • herbs and spices– rosemary, thyme, parsley and paprika.

Simply mix all of the ingredients (other than the salmon) together. Place the fillets in a baking dish and spread the mixture over the fix. Bake for 25 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Overhead shot of baked salmon with herbs and lime on a white plate with a golden fork.

What to Serve With Baked Salmon

You can’t go wrong with veggies and a grain with this salmon! I roasted some zucchini and squash by simply chopping, drizzling with olive oil and baking. Pro tip: turn your oven to broil at the end of cooking to get your veggies brown and crispy. Serve with rice, quinoa or a grain of your choice.

A plate with some greens and baked salmon with herbs and lime served with a golden fork.

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Baked Salmon with Herbs and Lime

5 from 2 votes
This oven baked salmon with herbs is a fancy dinner idea that takes very little effort. Serve with rice and veggies for a full meal.
Overhead shot of baked salmon with herbs and lime on a white plate with a golden fork.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 salmon fillets, or other firm fish fillets – cod or red snapper would work well
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 cup fresh tomato, diced


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the lime juice, garlic, parsley, onion, rosemary, thyme, paprika and tomatoes. Place the fillets in an unoiled baking dish and spread the topping over the fish.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for about 25 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites


Serving: 1fillet Calories: 330kcal Carbohydrates: 12g Protein: 38g Fat: 15g Sodium: 179mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g
Keyword: baked salmon


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    1. Vivian Hall
      February 9, 2022 AT 1:56 am

      5 stars
      This is a fantastic marinade that really brings out the flavors of the salmon! I do not use the tinfoil method as that tends to take too much time. Instead, I put the salmon in a glass dish, pour this fabulous marinade over the top and broil it. I’ve found that about 5-7 minutes on either side gets it done.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 9, 2022 AT 8:55 am

        Woo! So glad this recipe worked out for you, Vivian. Thanks for sharing your cooking method and coming back to leave a review! I really appreciate it!

    2. Kat W
      August 18, 2012 AT 6:55 pm

      This was delicious, thanks so much for posting it! I chopped up some extra garlic and tomatoes, sauteed them with some basil and olive oil and tossed them with some pasta as a side dish. My friends were completely impressed! I also made your Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bars for dessert and they were a huge hit!

      1. Kat W
        August 20, 2012 AT 3:05 pm

        Also, I’ve noticed you talking about using baking stones in a few of your posts. I’ve never used them before, can you tell us a little more about what they are used for?


        1. Eating Bird Food
          August 20, 2012 AT 5:42 pm

          Sure. They are from Pampered Chef and I use them for everything!

          I have the Large Bar Pan, the Large Round Stone and the Muffin Pan. They are awesome.

          Here’s some advantages:

          • Evenly distributes heat and draws moisture away from the surface
          • Retains heat, so your just-out-of-the-oven foods stay hot longer
          • Virtually nonporous, so it doesn’t retain oils, odors or flavors
          • Microwave-, freezer-, and conventional and convection oven-safe
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      May 31, 2012 AT 11:00 pm

      i like the recipe.

    4. Aylin @ Glow Kitchen
      May 25, 2012 AT 5:49 am

      Mmmmm baked salmon. I’ve been having too much white fish these days — must change that. This looks great!

    5. KathyG
      May 24, 2012 AT 3:23 pm

      I will only cook fish outside on the grill. I’d love to cook it inside, but how do you get rid of the fish smell in your house?

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