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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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August 9, 2017 7:38 am

5 stars
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

January 20, 2017 9:03 am

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

February 26, 2014 8:53 pm

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!

February 27, 2014 12:08 am
Reply to  Anonymous

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.

April 1, 2014 12:28 am
Reply to  Anonymous

How many calories

April 1, 2014 1:18 am
Reply to  Anonymous

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

April 1, 2014 2:27 pm
Reply to  Anonymous

Thanks so much.

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