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Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon

    Fresh ingredients is the key to the great flavor in this garlic and dill roasted salmon.

    Garlic and dill roasted salmon.

    Fresh herbs are the key to healthy, flavorful cooking. If you don’t typically buy fresh herbs on a regular basis, I encourage you to pick a few up at your next grocery visit. Today’s recipe is intended to inspire you to pick up fresh dill! I cook with dill often, whether in a dressing or mixed into a salad, but today I’m sharing my Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon.


    • Salmon: I prefer to use wild salmon in my cooking, both wild caught and farmed are great sources of omega-6 fatty acids.
    • Olive oil: A heart healthy oil to help coat and marinate the salmon.
    • Garlic: Nutty, pungent, and aromatic that sweetens as it cooks.
    • Dill: Bright, fresh, slightly sweet flavor, very commonly associated with pickles, but delicious in many dishes.
    • Lemon: Using both zest and fresh lemon slices, the acidic, citrus flavor pairs wonderfully with seafood and the dill.

    How to Make Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon

    Liz chopping dill

    Start by mincing your fresh dill.

    Adding olive oil to bowl

    Then in a small bowl, pour in the olive oil.

    Grating garlic

    Then use a microplane to freshly grate your garlic into the oil.

    Adding dill to olive oil

    Add your fresh dill.

    Zesting lemon

    And finish by zesting your lemon and sprinkling in some salt and pepper.

    Whisking dill and garlic marinade

    Whisk it all together until fully combined.

    Seasoning salmon with salt

    Then take your salmon fillets and season them with salt, and put on a prepared baking sheet.

    Brushing marinade on salmon

    Brush your olive oil mixture evenly over your salmon.

    Layering lemon slices on salmon

    And finish by laying your lemon slices along the top (I use the same lemon I zested). Toss it in the oven at 375 and roast for about 15 minutes, until salmon is flaky.

    Forkful of garlic and dill roasted salmon.

    Serve garnished with additional dill or lemon juice, and enjoy your Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Should I cover my salmon when baking in the oven?

    Nope! I always bake my fish uncovered.

    How to tell when salmon is done cooking?

    Fish cooks pretty quickly, so keep a close eye on it. Salmon should cook to an internal temperature of 145 if you have a meat thermometer, but the easiest way to check is to gently press along the top with a fork and see if it flakes.

    What does salmon pair well with?

    I love to serve salmon with green beans or with potatoes, or with any variety of salad.

    Garlic and dill roast salmon

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    Liz eating garlic and dill roasted salmon.

    Whether you’re a fan of seafood or not, my Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon will be a hit in your home like it is in mine.

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    Garlic and dill roasted salmon

    Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon

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    Fresh ingredients is the key to the great flavor in this garlic and dill roasted salmon.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 2


    • 2 wild salmon filets (6-8oz each)
    • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh dill (minced)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • slices lemon


    • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking dish by lining it with foil.
    • Meanwhile, mix olive oil with minced garlic, dill, lemon zest, sea salt, and pepper.
    • Brush olive oil mixture evenly on top of each salmon filet.
    • Place filets in your prepared baking dish and top with lemon slices.
    • Roast for 15-20 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork.


    Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 33.7gFat: 15.2gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 638mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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