Recipe: Roast Salmon with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon

Avatar photo Staff March 7, 2022

Salmon is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, and is always listed as one of the most healthy types of protein you can eat. This version uses a bit of garlic, lemon and spices to add a little extra zing to this favorite dish!


  • 4 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1 tsp. herbes de Provence, or 1 to 2 Tbsp. mix of chopped fresh herbs (see Note)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Slivers of lemon zest for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven 425 degrees F.
  • Place the salmon in a shallow, non-stick or parchment-lined baking dish.
  • Combine the olive oil, garlic and lemon zest and juice in a small bowl. Drizzle mixture over fish; sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Bake salmon 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Divide salmon among four plates; spoon the pan juices over top. Serve, garnished, if desired, with a few thin slivers of lemon zest.

Note: Herbes de Provence is French-style blend available where bottled herbs and spices are sold. If using fresh herbs, a mix of basil, oregano and parsley would work well.