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Best Easy Healthy Baked Salmon

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Easy - 30 Minutes - Servings: 4


  • 4 salmon fillets - about 6 ounces each

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt - or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper - just a pinch if using finely ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning blend - OR herbs de provence, or ¼ teaspoon each dried thyme, parsley, oregano, and basil

  • 1 medium lemon

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a large baking pan. Arrange salmon fillets on the baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper.

  • Stir together olive oil, garlic, herbs, and juice of 1/2 lemon. Spoon over salmon fillets being sure to rub all over the tops and sides of the salmon so it has no dry spots. Thinly slice remaining 1/2 of lemon and top each piece of salmon with a slice of lemon.

  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until salmon is opaque and flaky when pulled apart with a fork. You can broil the last 1-2 minutes if desired.

  • Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley if desired and serve.

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