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Lemon Pepper Baked Salmon This baked lemon pepper salmon is ready in minutes and super easy. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and make extras for leftovers the next day.

This baked lemon pepper salmon is ready in minutes and super easy. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and make extras for leftovers the next day.

Lemon pepper is such a classic seasoning that I am sure we all grew up on.  This Lemon Pepper Baked Salmon Recipe is an easy and flavorful meal that’s naturally low carb and keto friendly.  The bright flavors of the lemon really make the baked salmon pop!

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HOW TO MAKE LEMON PEPPER SALMON

I love baking salmon in the oven because it is so quick and easy.  That is why I chose to bake this lemon pepper salmon as opposed to cooking it in a skillet.

Before we pop this salmon in the oven, we need to make the lemon pepper seasoning.  I know we have all seen the lemon pepper seasoning in the store, but this baked salmon uses fresh cracked black pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic powder, oil, butter, and parsley.

The combination of these flavors cannot be beat!

lemon pepper salmon seasoning in a glass bowl

I mixed the lemon juice, butter, oil, parsley, garlic powder, and lemon zest in a small bowl, then used a basting brush to brush one side of the salmon, followed by a generous seasoning of salt and pepper.

Repeat this step on the other side of the salmon as well.

baked salmon on a foil lined tray

Now we bake the salmon skin side down in a 400F oven for 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon.

lemon pepper salmon on a white plate

I topped mine with a little more fresh parsley and lemon juice.

This meal comes together super quickly if paired with an easy side dish like Air Fryer Brussels sprouts or Cauliflower Rice.

Check out these other easy salmon recipes: Pan Seared Salmon and Avocado Salsa, Baked Salmon Patties, and Baked Salmon in Foil.

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lemon pepper salmon on a white plate

Lemon Pepper Baked Salmon

This baked lemon pepper salmon is ready in minutes and super easy. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and make extras for leftovers the next day.
1 Net Carb
2 Freestyle Points
5 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, lemon pepper salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 315kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, foil, or a silicone baking mat. Place the salmon filets on the baking sheet.  
  • In a small bowl mix together the lemon zest and juice, garlic powder, avocado oil butter, and parsley.  
  • Using a basting brush, coat one side of the salmon with the lemon mixture and then season with salt and pepper.  Repeat for the other side.  
  • Bake in the 400F oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon.  If the salmon has skin, bake skin side down.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Salmon Filet | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g
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    • Briona
    • June 9, 2019
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    I just starting out cooking as a college student so to save money I’m meal prepping and I tried your recipe today it was a hit ! I loved it !

      • jenniferbanz
      • June 10, 2019
      Reply

      So happy to hear that!

    • Linda
    • April 12, 2019
    Reply

    Salmon is my all time favorite fish and love it baked in the oven, grilled or broiled. This seasoning sounds fresh and vibrant and perfect to greet the warm weather.

    • Tatiana
    • April 12, 2019
    Reply

    I only cook low carb recipes and i tried this salmon last night. So good and flavorful!

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