salmon dinner with lemons

Healthy Salmon with Lemon and Garlic

Eating healthy doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite foods. This salmon recipe is a tasty alternative to the usual chicken breast and offers more protein, essential omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 266 kcal


  • 4 salmon portions skin-on
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp  extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 8 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill


  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper before cooking.
  • Heat a large heavy pan on medium-high heat. Add oil and heat 30 seconds. Place salmon portions into pan, with skin side up. Sear 3 to 4 minutes, then flip over and cook remaining side 3 more minutes.
  • With lemon juice in the skillet, add garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute. Add salmon and cook until fish is cooked through and flakes with a fork.
  • Add fresh dill to your salmon portions before serving. Serve the salmon with lemon slices on the side if desired.