Gluten-free lemon salmon recipe on tin foil for a healthy dinner.

Basil & Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil

This salmon is baked in foil and topped with basil and lemon.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265 kcal
Author London



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay salmon fillets on aluminum foil, evenly spaced.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl combine butter, garlic, basil, juice, salt and pepper. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  4. Pour half of the lemon-basil sauce over salmon fillets. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.  Top each fillet with one lemon slice.

  5. Close aluminum foil around salmon to make a packet. Bake salmon for 15 minutes without undoing the foil packet.
  6. Open the foil packet, pour remaining lemon-basil sauce over fillets and return salmon to oven under a High broil for 5-7 minutes.

  7. Watch salmon closely while broiling. Once salmon starts to brown slightly, remove from oven and serve immediately.  See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #1

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Nutrition Facts
Basil & Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 539mg 22%
Potassium 555mg 16%
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.