Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted Salmon

Typically, the summertime calls for relaxed evenings and more time on our hands. I’ve found this to be the complete opposite this year. As we finish remodeling our home and are gearing up to move, I’ve found myself with very little time to cook. This means it’s time to KEEP IT SIMPLE with this Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted Salmon. Food can always be nutritious, taste delicious…even with minimal ingredients and time in the kitchen!  

This salmon dish is a super-simple one that my entire family just loved. In fact, Sutton’s response when I asked her if she enjoyed it was, “I usually am not a fan of Salmon, but this is really good.” hah! I loved her mature 7-year old response! I wasn’t sure what they’d think about the fresh thyme in there but they loved it! 


Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted SalmonI highly recommend you trying out this simple, healthy weeknight Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted Salmon dinner! For more fun salmon recipes try my Easy Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon, Easy Crispy Salmon Sticks, OR Spring Sheet Pan Salmon.

Easy Lemon-Thyme Roasted Salmon

Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted Salmon
Serves: 4 people
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 4 [6-8 ounce] filets of salmon, skin removed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place salmon filets in a baking dish and pat dry.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and rub oil evenly into all of the salmon filets. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, paprika. Top with the minced garlic, lemon zest, and scatter the lemon rounds around the salmon. Sprinkle with the fresh thyme.
  • Transfer to the oven and roast until the salmon is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork, about 10-12 minutes (depending on how thick your salmon is).
  • Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!!


  • Reply
    August 21, 2021 at 7:02 am

    5 stars
    Made this tonight! Fantastic recipe! Thank you.

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    April 15, 2021 at 1:26 am

    5 stars
    Tried this for the first time tonight and it was wonderful! Quick, easy, and delicious!

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    March 14, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Is the lemon slices on the salmon or just in the pan?

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      March 17, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      on the salmon.

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    March 12, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious, this has quickly become out go to meal when we don’t have anything else planned!

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    February 4, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Is there a reason your directions say to remove the skin?

    • Reply
      February 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm

      You don’t have to! i just prefer it this way

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    Cassandra K
    January 8, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    5 stars
    So delicious and easy. The leftover salmon tasted great cold the next day over some greens also. We made a smaller batch of salmon and the only change we made was just a sprinkle of salt instead of the full amount listed. Will definitely be adding this to my go-to list of dinner recipes!

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    December 3, 2020 at 3:41 am

    5 stars
    SO yummy!!! Will make again.

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    November 30, 2020 at 5:38 am

    5 stars
    This is the best salmon recipe! Rarely, do I find a recipe where the adults and kids eat the same thing, I like to use less olive oil on top and it turns out so yummy! We’d love more salmon recipes! Thank you 🙂

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    November 30, 2020 at 12:51 am

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious

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    November 28, 2020 at 4:03 am

    5 stars
    This has quickly became my go-to salmon recipe! Its a perfect, quick weeknight dinner and tastes insanely delicious

    • Reply
      November 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      So simple and delightful.

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    Kairi Evans
    November 24, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    3 stars
    No suggested oven temp

    • Reply
      November 25, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      The very first line of the recipe method tells you the suggested oven temperature. Thanks for the bad rating??

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        Bee Satterlee
        January 5, 2021 at 4:04 am

        5 stars
        This recipe is so so good! I was short on time, but it took almost no time or effort at all to make. I served it along some baby bok choy. Yummy!!

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      Rachelle Trujillo
      December 13, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      It says 400 degrees

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