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Baked Salmon in Foil Recipe with Honey and Lemon

Baked salmon in foil perfect for a weeknight dinner. This easy salmon recipe is ready in 25 minutes and is so delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 504kcal


  • ½ red onions sliced
  • 2 salmon fillets 6 oz. each
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place two pieces of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. 
  • Divide the sliced onions between two foil and place the salmon fillets on them. 
  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic and honey in a small bowl and brush over both salmon fillets. 
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fillets, add chopped basil on top and wrap the aluminum foils, leave the top a bit open for the steam to escape. 
  • Bake in the oven for 17-19 minutes. The salmon is ready once it's opaque and flakes easily. Serve with your favorite side dish and top with tomatoes.


  • The baking time depends on the size and thickness of the salmon fillets. 
  • You can use the same recipe for a salmon side (about 2 lbs), the cooking time will be longer.
  • Serve this dish with side dishes such as Greek potatoes, brown rice or Mediterranean salad.
  • Check out the post for several variations of the this recipe. 
  • It's best to serve cooked salmon but if you have leftovers, store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Heat in the oven or in a small pan over medium low heat. 


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 665mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg