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Low-carb lemon and dill seafood dish is baked in the oven.
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Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

This Lemon Dill Salmon is one of the best and easiest recipes for baking it in the oven!  Salmon filets are placed in a baking dish, coated with a butter sauce full of garlic and fresh dill, topped with lemon slices, and then baked in the oven until perfectly flaky. 

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 194 kcal


  • 1 lb. salmon cut into 4-oz filets
  • 2 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. dill fresh
  • 4 lemon slices
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Leaving the skin on, cut salmon into four 4-oz. filets.
  3. Whisk together the butter, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Spray a large 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place salmon filets into it, skin-side down, with a little space in-between each one.
  5. Drizzle equal amounts of the butter sauce over all of the filets and place one lemon slice on each one.
  6. Cover the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Remove the aluminum foil during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking to allow the edges to crisp up slightly.
  8. Serve salmon immediately with additional fresh dill and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also use olive or vegetable oil in place of the butter if avoiding dairy.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep Ahead:  Whisk together the sauce and prep the salmon in the baking dish.  Leave off the lemon slices until just before baking.  Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • To Store: Leftover salmon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3-4 months.
  • How to freeze: Place in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat:  The best way to reheat this baked lemon salmon is to pop it back into a 300°F oven for 5-7 minutes.  You can also heat it up in a covered skillet over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 142IU3%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.