Lemon Dill Salmon With Herbed Salad- Easy 20 Minute Meal

Lemon Dill Salmon is a light and refreshing dish that is easily going to become a family favorite. This lemon dill salmon is the perfect dish to serve on date night or any other occasion. It’s light, flavorful and easy to prepare!. The recipe takes about twenty minutes to prepare from prep to table. This incredibly easy dinner is perfect for getting a healthy meal on the table quickly.

lemon dill salmon on a white plate with herbed salad and a lemon

Lemon Dill Salmon with Herb Salad

Salmon is high in omega 3s, which are also beneficial to your hair and skin. If you want another incentive to try this delicious, healthy recipe, consider the fact that it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and be ready to serve!

We all want to eat healthy but sometimes it seems impossible because of our busy schedules. Well now you can have a delicious low-calorie meal ready in minutes with the Lemon Dill Salmon. This tasty dish is full of flavor without putting a big dent in your waistline.

Why You’ll Love Lemon Dill Salmon 

There are a number of benefits to choosing this low-cal recipe over other options. It’s high in omega 3s, which helps nourish your hair and skin, while being a great source of protein.

– Delicious and healthy recipe for weight loss- One of the great things about this dish is that is it low in calories. 

– Perfect for busy weeknights or date night – This is a great dish if you want to have a delicious meal without spending hours cooking.

– Easy salmon recipe for beginners- This simple recipe requires no fuss and will not let you down!

– Only takes 20 minutes to prepare – If you want another reason to try it out, consider the fact that it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish!  This makes it the perfect easy healthy recipe for busy families.

– Quick salmon dinner idea- If you want to have a nutritious meal on the table quickly, you’ve found your solution. 

-Gorgeous presentation with fresh herbs- The vibrant green herb salad adds a pop of color and is the perfect finishing touch to this delectable dish.

– Delicious recipe for lunch or dinner – This is also great if you want to impress guests at your next get together!

Is Salmon Good for You?

Salmon is a great source of protein and is very healthy for you. Salmon is high in omega 3s which help nourish your hair and skin as well as help to prevent inflammation. It is also known to decrease risk of heart disease. Salmon is also high in several B vitamins, one of which (B12) is required for energy production, inflammation management, and brain health protection.

How Do You Thaw Frozen Salmon?

Do not thaw salmon by running it under hot water, microwaving it or by leaving it out on the counter. Instead you should thaw the fish in the refrigerator overnight to maintain its shelf life and quality.

Can I Use Dried Dill in This Recipe?

It is best to use fresh dill in this recipe. Dried dill will have a very different taste and texture from fresh dill. It’s best not to substitute dried dill for fresh dill because it will affect the flavor of this dish too much. I would only use fresh herbs when making this grilled salmon.

What To Serve with Lemon Dill Salmon

Lemon Dill Salmon is one of the best dishes you can cook when you ‘re trying to eat healthy.  However, many people think that healthy dishes are boring and flavorless. Not this recipe! This low calorie dinner packs a lot of flavor. It is served with an herbed salad but if you are looking for other side dish ideas I have a few suggestions. The best sides for this dish are asparagus, roasted broccoli, cauliflower rice, quinoa or roasted vegetables.

Serve this tender salmon with a side of brown rice and steamed vegetables such as baby carrots, broccoli or zucchini. This dinner idea will also pair nicely with breadsticks or garlic bread.

If you want some other idea, you can also use things like roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes. You can also use sweet potatoes to make a mash with this recipe.

Rice and pasta are also a typical go to when it comes to this tender salmon recipe. You can easily pull together the side dishes while the salmon cooks.

How to Tell When Salmon is Cooked

Salmon is cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. You want to use an instant read meat thermometer to get an accurate temperature.

You can also tell if the fish is done by looking at the salmon. The salmon filets will be opaque when it is done cooking.

The fish will also become flakey when it is done. You can check it easily with the fork. 

How Long Do I Bake Salmon?

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook in the oven.

The salmon filets will turn opaque when they are fully cooked and flakey with ease. You want  to make sure the salmon is fully cooked before you remove it from the oven.

The baking time will depend on the thickness of your salmon. Generally, you baste it with some lemon to lock in the flavor. If you love this salmon recipe, be sure to add the Orange Glazed Salmon recipe to your meal plan for next week!

lemon dill salmon on a white plate with herbed salad and a lemon

Ingredients

  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 6-oz. Alaskan wild-caught salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 c. mixed salad greens
  • 1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium English cucumber, peeled, cut in half and seeded
  • 4-5 fresh dill sprigs, roughly chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 fresh lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 fresh lemon, cut into slices
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill

How to Make Lemon Dill Salmon and Herbed Salad

Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Season the salmon with some salt and pepper on both sides and place skin-side down in the hot pan. Sear for 3 – 4 minutes before carefully flipping the filets. Cook for another 3-4 minutes before removing from heat.


In the meantime, combine the mixed salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh herbs in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.

To make the dressing, whisk the Dijon mustard, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar in a small glass bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.


To serve, season the salmon with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a few dill sprigs. Serve with herb salad and enjoy!

lemon dill salmon on a white plate with herbed salad and a lemon
lemon dill salmon on a white plate with herbed salad and a lemon

Lemon Dill Salmon with Herbed Salad

Published By Stephanie
Salmon is packed with omega 3 fatty acids that serve double-duty for your body: They promote proper brain function and they’re great for your hair and skin. If you need another reason to try this healthy, delicious recipe – it only takes about 20 minutes to get on the table!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 24 oz. Alaskan wild-caught salmon filets 4 pieces cut into 6 ounces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 c. mixed salad greens
  • 1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium English cucumber peeled, cut in half and seeded
  • 4-5 fresh dill sprigs roughly chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh mint leaves chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 fresh lemon cut into wedges

For garnish:

  • 1 fresh lemon cut into slices
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Season the salmon with some salt and pepper on both sides and place skin-side down in the hot pan. Sear for 3 – 4 minutes before carefully flipping the filets. Cook for another 3-4 minutes before removing from heat.
  • In the meantime, combine the mixed salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh herbs in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.

To make the dressing

  • Whisk the Dijon mustard, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar in a small glass bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

To serve

  • Season the salmon with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a few dill sprigs. Serve with herb salad and enjoy!

Notes

Sauté the salmon for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or up to 5 minutes on each side for well done. Total cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the filets.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ouncesCalories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 36gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 1193mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 999IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
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