Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

This quick-roasted salmon is perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Enjoy with a salad or your favorite side.

cast iron pan with Salmon with Lemon and Herbs
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
19 mins


  • cup mayonnaise

  • 1 ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh chives

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • Kosher salt

  • Black pepper

  • 2 - 2 ½ pound center cut salmon fillet, skin on

  • Thin lemon slices and/or parsley leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. For sauce, a bowl combine the first eight ingredients (through sugar). Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet. Measure thickness of fish. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1/4 cup sauce over top of salmon. Roast 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish or just until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Let rest 5 minutes.

  3. Add water, 1 tsp. at a time, to remaining sauce to thin to desired consistency. Serve salmon with sauce. If desired, top with several thin lemon slices and/or sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
28g Fat
1g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 760mg 16%
Folate, total 42mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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