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Oven Baked Salmon

This Oven Baked Salmon with lemon and herbs is incredibly flavorful, flaky and tender and ready in just 20 minutes. This healthy low carb and keto recipe is the perfect easy meal for busy weeknights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword foil baked salmon recipe, keto salmon, low carb salmon, oven salmon, whole30 dinner
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 266 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1.5 lbs salmon or 4 salmon (4-6 ounce) fillets, skin on
  • 1/2 Tablespoon avocado oil OR olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt , to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder , can leave out if you prefer
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos , (can also use gluten free tamari or low sodium soy sauce if not Whole30)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 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. 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..

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, paprika and chili powder. 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 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 do 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

*nutritional info is calculated without the vegetables

If serving with the vegetables, the macros will be 296 calories & 5 NET carbs per serving

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Salmon
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
* 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.