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Baked Salmon Fillet with Lemon

Here is an easy baked salmon fillet recipe. Tender and flavorful salmon fillet are baked on a sheet pan and served with a delicious arugula avocado salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 380kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb baby potatoes halved
  • 2 fennels sliced

Arugula Avocado Salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 Persian cucumbers chopped
  • ½ shallot diced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F / 204C. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat it with cooking spray.
  • Mix lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Put the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and brush the fillets with the olive oil lemon mixture. 
  • Place the halved potatoes and sliced arugula in a large bowl and mix with the remaining olive oil lemon juice mixture. Spread them around the salmon fillets. 
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets.

Salad:

  • In a bowl, toss arugula, tomatoes, cucumber and diced avocado. 
  • Mix diced shallot, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil and spices. Pour the dressing on the salad.
  • Toss the salad with the dressing. 
  • serve with baked salmon fillets. 

Notes

  • Always make sure not to over bake salmon. You want to salmon to be flaky but not dry. Perfectly cooked salmon has a smooth texture. 
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container (preferably glass) and refrigerate for up to two days. 
  • You can use other vegetables instead of potatoes and fennel to make this easy salmon dinner. I suggest  broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and onions. 
  • A little garish can go a long way. You can use chopped parsley, basil, cilantro or dill. 
  • For best flavor, use extra virgin olive oil to bake salmon and the vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal