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Healthy Lemon Garlic Salmon

This Healthy Lemon Garlic Salmon is easy to make and ready in under 15 minutes. It's healthy, low calorie, and only uses a handful of ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon recipe
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 266kcal


  • 4 salmon portions skin-on
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • garlic cloves crushed
  • tablespoons  finely chopped fresh dill


  • Season salmon portions with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add in olive oil and heat 30 seconds. Place salmon portions into the skillet, starting with the skin side up. Sear 3 to 4 minutes, then flip over and sear the other side 3 more minutes. Move salmon to one side of the pan.
  • Pour lemon juice into empty area of skillet and in garlic cloves and saute 60 seconds. Spoon garlic lemon juice over salmon and cook until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Sprinkle fresh dill on top of salmon portions and serve immediately. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.




Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 902mg | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.9mg