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Lemon Herb Salmon


  • 4 salmon fillets

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, thyme, parsley, basil and red pepper flakes (if using).

  4. Brush the lemon herb mixture over the salmon fillets.

  5. Bake the salmon in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until it is cooked through. The time will depend on the thickness of the fillets, so adjust accordingly.

  6. Garnish with additional herbs and lemon wedges before serving, if desired.

This lemon herb salmon is a quick and easy dish that is packed with flavour and nutrition. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health. The lemon and herbs give the salmon a refreshing and bright flavour, making it perfect for a summer meal.

You can also use different herbs like chives, dill, cilantro, rosemary or tarragon, depending on your preference.

Another option is to grill the salmon for added smoky flavour but may need to adjust the grilling time.

This recipe for grilled salmon with lemon, herbs, and garlic is a good source of several micronutrients, including:

  • Salmon: omega-3 fatty acids, protein, Vitamin D, B12 and selenium

  • Salt and Pepper: provide flavour and don't contribute to the micronutrient content of the dish

  • Lemons: Vitamin C and antioxidants -Garlic: Vitamin C, B6 and Manganese

  • Olive oil: monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and antioxidants

  • Fresh herbs: thyme and parsley are high in Vitamin K, thyme also has Vitamins C, A, and antioxidants. Basil has vitamins A and K, and antioxidants -Red pepper flakes: have capsaicin which has anti-inflammatory properties.

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