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This Healthy Baked Chili Lime Salmon requires just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It’s super healthy, and super flavorful. You can’t beat this kind of easy recipe!
Baked Chili Lime Salmon with a bite taken out of it.

This salmon recipe is super simple and easy and makes for a quick week night meal. No excuses! You can whip up a salad or another veggie for the side dish while it bakes. 15 minutes to a delicious healthy meal! Sometimes that feels like a miracle!

Fish is a great way to eat healthier. It’s super easy to pan sear fish for a quick dinner.  I’m a huge fan. I thought I didn’t like fish, but I was just eating the wrong kinds. I have tons of amazing fish recipes on my site. We prefer eating fish at least once a week. Even our kids have learned to love it. My children often choose fish for their special birthday dinners and have been doing so since they were pre-school aged. My son almost always chooses swordfish. And fish tacos are a huge family favorite in our household. I’ve even got a healthy fish taco recipe for you.

Four ingredients are all that are required for this easy, healthy dinner. You can be fancy and add a fifth ingredient if you’d like as a garnish, but really, it’s all about the main four.

Baked Chili Lime Salmon with sliced limes on it.

Watch the video for special tips and tricks for this recipe. I also talk about chili powder and which ones work best in this recipe. There’s a lot to chili powder you may not know!

Baked Chili Lime Salmon with a bite taken out of it.
This Baked Chili Lime Salmon requires just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It's super healthy, and super flavorful. You can't beat this kind of easy recipe!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 1 fresh salmon filet about 1 pound
  • 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay the salmon, scale side down in the baking dish. Season the salmon with salt. Sprinkle the chili powder over the salmon and rub it all over.
  • Squeeze the juice from one of the limes over the salmon. Spread it out with your hands so that it mixes with the chili powder.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve with remaining lime, cut into slices or wedges.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chili-Lime Salmon

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Hi I’m on a keto friendly diet gonna take your recipe and add chili lime rimming salt instead.. thanks for The recipe it sounds delish its just I’m cooking at work for a couple of us need something quick

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Made this and added a dash of Thai fish sauce. Delish, thank you!


Hi! This looks so great! thank you! But how on earth do you get the salmon to oven cook without all that unnattractive white stuff coming out? I believe it is the salmon fat, but I have never been able to cook salmon without it happening, so have given up. I do hope you know what I mean! Thanks again!

The white stuff is coagulated protein. You pretty much will always get at least a little bit of it, but overcooking salmon creates more of it. Brining it in a little salt water for 10 minutes before cooking can drastically reduce the white stuff.

How many calories

Well, there are 412 calories in a half filet (198 grams), so it'll be about that since the other ingredients have negligible calories.

Thanks so much.

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