My favorite way to make a salmon filet! It’s simple, flavorful, and the perfect easy weeknight dinner.

I also made this (and doubled the recipe) for a girls’ night that I hosted and it was the perfect protein to serve! It was so easy to prepare, cooks quickly, and is such a crowd pleaser!

This salmon is also gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut free.

The spice rub gets its delicious flavor from a little coconut sugar, garlic, smoke paprika, and Italian seasonings. It’s the perfect blend of flavors, and gets finished off with a bit of fresh lemon.

You just simply coat the salmon in the seasonings and oil/butter, then top with a thinly sliced lemon.

Then just bake, serve, and enjoy! I love serving this with a big salad, or some roasted veggies and rice. This salmon is the perfect versatile protein to go with whatever you’ve got on hand, and it’s such a good staple recipe you’ll want on repeat!

I can’t wait for you guys to try this recipe! Let me know if you make it! 🙂

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The Best Whole Baked Salmon Filet

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner


Easy whole salmon filet in the oven!


  • 1 (2 lb) salmon filet
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted (sub vegan butter for dairy free)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp regular paprika
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 1 lemon, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Mix the melted butter with the garlic, coconut sugar, and seasonings, then spread onto your salmon filet. Drizzle with the olive oil, then top with half of the lemon in thin slices.
  3. Bake for 16-21 minutes; cook time depends on thickness of your filet and how you prefer your salmon. When done cooking, squeeze lemon juice over the top and enjoy.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Paleo, Recipes


Jan 10, 2024

The Best Whole Baked Salmon Filet

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  1. Jackie Madds says:

    Amazing recipe! Will be making again.

  2. The best way to change up your dinner routine during the week- these are so flavorful, easy to make, and packed with nutrients.

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