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Honey Lemon Salmon with asparagus and broccoli is baked to tender, flaky perfection. Best of all, it's fresh, flavorful and super delicious! Comes together in less than 30 minutes and is just perfect for busy weeknights! Made with a sweet and tangy honey, lemon and parsley and the perfect spring or summer meal! Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easier clean up.

Honey Lemon Salmon + VIDEO

Honey Lemon Salmon in foil is made with sweet honey, tangy lemon and fresh parsley. Best of all, can be baked or grilled - fresh, flavorful and perfect for busy weeknights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword foil baked salmon recipe, honey salmon, salmon tacos
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 121 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 large 1-1/2 - 2 pound salmon fillet or 4 salmon (4-6 ounce) fillets, skin on
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley divided
  • lemon slices for garnish

To Make This with Vegetables:

  • 1 large bunch asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 cup broccoli florets


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (see below for grilling**). Line a baking sheet with a large sheet of parchment paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lay salmon on top and drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Rub paprika and chili powder on salmon and slide lemon slices halfway underneath the salmon, as pictured.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, and honey and drizzle evenly over salmon. Sprinkle with half of the parsley, fold parchment paper or foil sides up to prevent juices from leaking through (does not have to cover salmon). (Let the salmon marinate for at least 15 minutes if you have time.)
  3. For a complete meal with vegetables (omit this step if not making vegetables) - spread sheet pan with asparagus and broccoli florets and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and move the vegetables to the side, making room for the salmon. Place the salmon in the middle of the sheet pan and slide lemon slices underneath the salmon. Place another sheet of foil loosely over the salmon
  4. Bake for 12-16 minutes (depending on how large your fish is), or until the salmon is flaky to your desired doneness but try not overcook. Open the foil and turn oven to broil - cooking for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
  5. Cut into sections and discard skin and serve immediately with more chopped parsley, season with more salt (if needed) and a splash of lemon juice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*can use coconut aminos (for paleo) or gluten free tamari as necessary

**To Grill the Salmon: Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Line a baking sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, then place a slightly smaller sheet of parchment paper on top of the foil (optional if you prefer parchment paper). Place salmon on top and season as instructed above. Seal up the salmon with the foil (and parchment) and place directly onto grill. Grill for 5-6 minutes, then flip over and grill for an additional 3-4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon) or until salmon is flaky.
Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets. Cut into sections, discard skin and serve immediately with more chopped parsley, season with more salt (if needed) and a splash of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Lemon Salmon + VIDEO
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.