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Sheet Pan Lemon Basil Salmon

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This Lemon Salmon is a deliciously quick and easy weeknight meal that’s healthy and flavorful. This salmon recipe only needs 15 minutes on the pan.


  • 2-lb salmon fillet, about 1-inch thick
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • Juice of half of the lemon
  • 2 TB freshly chopped basil leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for pan


  1. Preheat oven to 375F with rack on lower middle position. Line a large sheet pan with foil and grease the foil with some olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Use paper towels to pat-dry the salmon fillet, ensuring that excess moisture is removed.
  3. Place salmon on the greased/foil lined sheet pan. In a small bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients until combined. Evenly spread the mixture over the top of salmon.
  4. Roast for 10 minutes in preheated oven. Carefully but quickly take salmon out, move rack to upper position, and place salmon back on rack.
  5. Set oven to high broil for 5 minutes or until top is nicely browned, about 5 minutes (watch carefully for even browning without burning.) Remove from heat immediately. Serve with extra slices of lemon.


This lemon basil salmon is amazing with Easy Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms or this 20-Minute Lemon Spinach Orzo Salad

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  • Category: main, seafood
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lemon Salmon, Sheet Pan Salmon