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!
I 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
- 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!!
XhanaJuly 25, 2022 at 3:56 am
We enjoyed this easy to prepare dish tonight. We have a lot of fresh herbs growing in our garden, so added a tiny bit of basil in addition to the thyme. Turn out great and will definitely make this again.
MeganJanuary 17, 2023 at 7:35 pm
Super easy and smells great! Haven’t gotten it out of the oven yet, but I can’t wait!
SheilaJune 26, 2022 at 12:42 am
I loved this! Very easy to make, which is essential to me. I used less garlic and less salt. I still found it a bit too salty. I did roast garlic first like another reviewer suggested. Overall I will definitely make this in the future!
LJMarch 29, 2022 at 1:31 am
This was so easy and tasty! This one will be a good staple to have on hand.
VanessaJanuary 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Really delicious! We’ve been broiling our salmon but this offered a similarly succulent result and a lot easier to clean up after. My husband actually made it and it required minimal questions which is a huge win for me! ha
TJOctober 24, 2021 at 1:01 am
One tip. Sauté or forego the garlic. Raw garlic doesn’t work on the fish after a short bake in the oven.
KristinaAugust 21, 2021 at 7:02 am
Made this tonight! Fantastic recipe! Thank you.
JamarcusApril 15, 2021 at 1:26 am
Tried this for the first time tonight and it was wonderful! Quick, easy, and delicious!
PamelaMarch 14, 2021 at 3:17 am
Is the lemon slices on the salmon or just in the pan?
AlexMarch 17, 2021 at 12:59 pm
on the salmon.
BrittneyMarch 12, 2021 at 5:11 pm
Easy and delicious, this has quickly become out go to meal when we don’t have anything else planned!
MarthaFebruary 4, 2021 at 6:23 pm
Is there a reason your directions say to remove the skin?
AlexFebruary 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm
You don’t have to! i just prefer it this way
Cassandra KJanuary 8, 2021 at 6:51 pm
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!
AlexDecember 3, 2020 at 3:41 am
SO yummy!!! Will make again.
CarolynNovember 30, 2020 at 5:38 am
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 🙂
KatNovember 30, 2020 at 12:51 am
Easy and delicious
JuliaNovember 28, 2020 at 4:03 am
This has quickly became my go-to salmon recipe! Its a perfect, quick weeknight dinner and tastes insanely delicious
AlexNovember 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm
So simple and delightful.
Kairi EvansNovember 24, 2020 at 10:33 pm
No suggested oven temp
AlexNovember 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??
Bee SatterleeJanuary 5, 2021 at 4:04 am
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!!
Rachelle TrujilloDecember 13, 2020 at 11:56 pm
It says 400 degrees