Dijon Baked Salmon
Baked salmon slathered with herbed Dijon is one of my favorite easy salmon recipes. It’s incredibly flavorful and the Dijon topping keeps the salmon moist, light and flaky. It’s the perfect healthy dinner recipe and can be made in under 30 minutes.
You guys know I’m a huge fan of salmon for all of it’s health benefits. Salmon is a brain-boosting, immune-boosting Omega-3 powerhouse. And let’s be honest, it just tastes darn good.
There are many ways you can prepare salmon, from frying, to sautéing, to smoking and broiling. But today I’m sharing with you an incredibly easy baked salmon recipe – and one that you’ll likely have on repeat because the flavor is off-the-charts.
Something I find funny about this recipe is that up until a few years ago, I never liked mustard. In fact, I would steer very clear of mustard. And now, it’s like a lightbulb went off and I’m eager to slather it on everything. Go figure.
So that’s what we’re doing here with this recipe today – we’re slathering mustard on salmon – and trust me, you’re gonna love it.
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Making My Baked Salmon with Dijon
It should go without saying that you should always buy the highest quality of wild-caught salmon that your budget allows. I mention this in the recipe video above and chat about why I love King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon and Coho Salmon. And why I always steer clear of Atlantic Salmon (hint: I’m no fan of pollutants, antibiotics and toxins in my fish). So make sure to watch the video.
But once you’ve got your salmon, the rest of the recipe comes together easy peasy.
How to Make Baked Salmon – 3 Easy Steps
- Stir together the chopped parsley, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, avocado oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
- Slather that Dijon mixture on top of the salmon.
- Bake the salmon for 18-20 minutes in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven.
Pro Tips for Baking Salmon:
- Many people cover their salmon with parchment paper or aluminum foil to keep it moist when baking. But I promise, if you add this layer of Dijon to the top of your baked salmon, not only will it stay incredibly moist, it will be abundantly flavorful. No need to cover.
- I slightly undercook my salmon just to ensure it stays moist, especially as it will continue to cook for several minutes after you’ve removed it from the oven.
Then, all that’s left to do is divide the salmon into fillets and serve it alongside the side dishes I recommended above, flake it into a salad or add it to a macrobowl. So darn good. And so darn easy.
More Salmon Recipes to Enjoy
For more delicious and healthy salmon recipes make sure to check out my:
- Salmon Patties
- Smoked Salmon Frittata
- Salmon Asparagus Salad
- Salmon Avocado Salad
- Sweet Potato Toast with Smoked Salmon
- Herbed Chevre, Spinach and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels.
Dijon Baked Salmon
- 1 1/2 lbs salmon, King, Sockeye or Coho salmon
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
- Place the salmon on a parchment lined baking tray and set it aside.
- Mix together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and generously coat the top of the salmon.
- Bake the salmon for 18-20 minutes (depending on size and thickness), then slice it into individual portions and serve immediately.
- You could easily make this recipe with 4-6 individual salmon fillets, rather than one large fillet.
- If you're following Whole30, I recommend this Dijon mustard which is Whole30 compliant. I also have many more Whole30 recipes in the recipe index.
- And if you're looking for some tasty meal prep recipes, this Dijon baked salmon is always tops on my list. I'll gladly eat this salmon several days in a row! Make sure to watch my meal prep video for more weekly recipe ideas.
Recipe originally posted February 2018, but updated to include new information.