≡ Menu

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Fresh dill and lemon come together in this easy recipe for Baked Lemon Dill Salmon. This salmon dish will quickly become a favorite for an easy and impressive weeknight dinner!

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon. Healthy, easy and yummy!

Nowruz – or Persian New Year – is fast approaching! In fact, here’s a nifty countdown clock so you can find out the exact day and time in your neck of the woods – and even though  I don’t think this site has updated their design in about 17 years I still love it! It is a time of change, rebirth and fresh starts. Personally, I’m more in the ‘mood’ for resolutions at this time of year than in the middle of winter. My food-related resolution for this year is to introduce more variety and protein into my regular rotation. I love lentils but I shouldn’t only love lentils! And so in the spirit of Norouz, a time when fish is a key element of of the meal, I’m making you my favorite super easy fish dish – Baked Lemon Dill Salmon! 🙂

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon… so fresh and delicious!

The scents of fresh dill and hyacinth (sonbol in Farsi) to me are synonymous with springtime. And if you’ve never used fresh dill before, I urge you to try it – it’s so refreshing and bright. You could use dried dill as well, but trust me it is worth it to get a couple bunches of feathery fresh dill! You’ll be sniffing it all day long wondering how else you can use it (no worries, I’ll be giving you more ideas later this month). Back to the salmon – the tangy lemon and fresh dill flavors marry to balance out the rich salmon and bring it to life. This dish is light, fresh and best of all easy to prepare and clean! No frying pan mess.

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Get the best quality salmon you can – you really get what you pay for with fish. Because the beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity – take the time to care for the ingredients and arrange them thoughtfully. You can place any extra dill and lemon slices on the serving platter and they create beautiful springy colors! Stay tuned for an extra special recipe next week – a lot more herbs are coming your way! 🙂


Baked Lemon Dill Salmon
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 1 fillet
  • Calories: 354
  • Fat: 19
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 685
  • Protein: 34
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Healthy
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Fresh dill and lemon come together in this easy recipe for Baked Lemon Dill Salmon. This salmon dish will quickly become a favorite for an easy and impressive weeknight dinner!
  • 2 6-8 ounce salmon fillets (organic, wild if you can find it!)
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, washed and patted dry
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Juice one of the lemons into a small bowl and set aside. Cut the remaining lemon into rounds about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the fillets on it skin side down.
  4. Pour the lemon juice over the fillets and then season them with salt and pepper.
  5. Drape the fillets with the sprigs of fresh dill - be generous as you really want to cover the salmon with the dill so the flavor soaks in.
  6. Top with lemon wedges.
  7. Bake the salmon for about 20 minutes until the salmon is fully cooked.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve!

Want to stay connected & up to date with Ahu Eats? Don’t forget to follow on FacebookInstagram, & Pinterest!

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • grace March 10, 2016, 1:17 pm

    i don’t love salmon, but i love lemon and dill! will definitely give this one a go–maybe it’ll help me appreciate salmon. 🙂

    • Ahu Shahrabani March 17, 2016, 9:28 am

      I sure hope so – and I don’t see why you couldn’t do this with a white fish as well! Let me know what you think 🙂

  • Elsa | the whinery March 11, 2016, 1:25 am

    Lemon and dill, what a great pair – the baked lemon looks delicious, I love how easily it comes together. It looks delightful!

    • Ahu Shahrabani March 17, 2016, 9:27 am

      Almost like peanut butter + jelly – it’s such a simple and tasty combo. Thanks Elsa! 🙂

  • Claira March 11, 2016, 12:13 pm

    This sounds like a great flavor combination.

  • Karli March 14, 2016, 2:56 pm

    i have salmon in my freezer…this recipe is going to happen! pinning it!

  • Jen March 16, 2016, 8:20 am

    Ooh, that looks delicious! Salmon is one of my favorites. Lemon and dill with it sounds PERFECT.

  • Elena March 17, 2016, 5:08 am

    I love all these flavors! Amazing recipe, Ahu!

  • Lisa July 30, 2017, 10:06 pm

    Love this! So light, lemony and delicious!

Leave a Comment