Salmon with Lemon and Oregano

An easy to make seafood dish, my Salmon with Lemon and Oregano uses my two favorite ingredients and is ready in only 20 minutes.

Forkful of salmon with lemon and oregano.

I love salmon, and so does my heart. Super rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in protein and various vitamins and nutrients, you’ll hardly find a healthier option for your dinner table. And when it comes to seafood, you can’t find a much easier dish to make than my Salmon with Lemon and Oregano.


  • Salmon fillets: Like previously mentioned, salmon is very healthy for you, and is rich and slightly oily in flavor. My favorite is wild salmon, as it’s lower in fat but higher in iron and calcium.
  • Lemon zest: As long as you don’t zest too far into the white, lemon zest is intensely citrusy in flavor without being bitter.
  • Dried oregano: Bold and earthy in flavor, oregano is used in many cuisines around the world.
  • Garlic: Can be described as spicy, nutty, and earthy, it sweetens up as it is cooked.
  • Salt & pepper: Balances off the flavors and makes for a well-rounded, delicious dish.

How to Make Salmon with Lemon and Oregano

Patting fish dry

Start your Salmon with Lemon and Oregano by patting your salmon dry and laying the fillets on a prepared sheet pan or grill plate.

Zesting a lemon

Then use a microplane or grater to zest your lemon into a small bowl.

Grating garlic into bowl

Then grate your garlic into the same bowl.

Adding olive oil to bowl

Drizzle in the olive oil.

Stirring salmon seasoning

And add the dried oregano, before giving a little stir.

Spreading lemon and oregano seasoning on salmon

Then brush or spread the spice mix over the salmon fillets.

Salmon with lemon and oregano.

Then broil in the oven or toss on the grill for 8-10 minutes. Serve with fresh lemon slices so you can squeeze the lemon juice over the cooked fish, and enjoy your Salmon with Lemon and Oregano!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best cooking method for salmon?

Pan-searing is a delicious and quick way to cook salmon, but I also love grilling it.

What spices go well with salmon?

Salmon pairs well with so many herbs and spices. Common ones include oregano, parsley, rosemary, cilantro, thyme, and basil.

Can I eat salmon skin?

Yes! Cook the salmon skin side down, and it should become nice and crispy.

Can I make this with frozen salmon?

Yes you can! Just make sure you defrost the salmon overnight in the fridge, and pat it dry before following the rest of the instructions like normal.

Salmon with lemon and oregano.

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Liz eating salmon with lemon and oregano.

As the weather warms up, this is a favorite for a quick meal made out on the grill. But when it’s cold out, just make it in the oven! Either way, you’ll have a delicious salmon dinner in under 20 minues.

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Salmon with lemon and oregano

Salmon with Lemon and Oregano

3.85 stars average
An easy to make seafood dish, my Salmon with Lemon and Oregano uses my two favorite ingredients and is ready in only 20 minutes.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 pound salmon (preferably wild)
  • 1 zest of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon wedges (to serve)


  • Pre-heat broiler.
  • Meanwhile, mash together lemon zest, olive oil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Gently rub spice mixture over salmon then broil for 8-10 minutes (based on 1 in thick fillets.) Serve with fresh lemon wedges.


Serving: 6ouncesCalories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 45gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1264mgPotassium: 1148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg

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5 thoughts on “Salmon with Lemon and Oregano”

  1. I absolutely love Salmon with Lemon and Oregano! It’s the best recipe I’ve found to date and I’m so glad that somebody finally shared it. Now I can make it anytime that I want without having to look up a new recipe.

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