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Get a delicious and nutritious meal in less than 20 minutes with this sweet and tangy honey dijon salmon recipe. This baked salmon is packed with protein and flavor, perfect for a tasty family dinner that everyone will love.

Glazed Honey Dijon Salmon with a side salad on a white plate

I try to incorporate fish into our diets at least once a week, a great source of low fat protein, it’s a great addition to any well balanced diet.

This honey dijon salmon is one delicious way to enjoy fish. The glaze is wonderfully sweet and tangy, and it’s perfect for the whole family. Baked in the oven, this recipe for baked honey dijon salmon requires very little hands on time, exactly what you need after a busy day!

Be sure to try my Honey Sriracha Salmon and Maple Mustard Salmon too!

Why you will love this Honey Dijon Salmon recipe!

  • Flavorful& healthy: Made from scratch with real ingredients. Salmon is a great source of omega-3s and protein as well as lots of other vitamins and minerals.
  • Sheet pan: The salmon is oven-baked, so clean-up is a breeze and the cooking time is hands-off.
  • Simple ingredients: You only need a handful of ingredients to make this recipe, you’re likely to have most things to hand already.
salmon over rice with a side salad on a white plate

List of ingredients needed

  • Dijon mustard: Dijon mustard adds a great tanginess to the sauce. For a milder flavor, you could use yellow or wholegrain mustard. 
  • Honey: If possible, use a pure natural honey. It has a better flavor and more health benefits than artificial ones. You can use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Butter: Butter is used to add richness to the glaze. Oil can also be used.
  • Garlic: Freshly minced garlic is a must for this recipe. Feel free to add more if you are a garlic fan!
  • Lemon juice: Use fresh lemon juice, rather than bottled, for the best flavor.
  • Dill: Dill works so great with salmon. You can use fresh or dried, or try using other herbs like fresh parsley or cilantro for a different flavor.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salmon: I like to use fresh Atlantic salmon fillets for this recipe.
ingredients for making honey dijon salmon in the oven

How To Make Honey Dijon Salmon

Follow my step by step instructions for preparing the salmon:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, and season with salt, and freshly ground black pepper. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, honey, melted butter, and minced garlic. 
  • Brush the top side of the salmon filets with honey Dijon mixture.
  • Place salmon on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. 
  • Serve with lemon slices and garnish with fresh dill.
process shots of making honey mustard salmon in the oven

TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

Recipe Notes and Tips for the Best Honey Dijon Salmon

  • Pat the salmon dry before seasoning. If the salmon is too wet it will steam rather than bake and it can result in a mushy texture.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
  • The salmon is cooked through when the flesh is pink and opaque and it flakes easily with a fork. The internal temperature in the thickest part of the filet should be 125 F.

Nutritional benefits of salmon

Research suggests that salmon is a great source of protein, healthy fats like omega 3s, and various essential vitamins (B12, potassium, vitamin D, iodine, selenium) and minerals. Eating salmon on a regular basis may help protect against heart disease, can help lower inflammation, and may protect brain health.

How to store leftovers?

I prefer to serve this as soon as it’s made, but you can keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat it in an oven at 350F for around 10 minutes til warmed through.

Honey Dijon Glazed Salmon Fillets on a white platter

Serving suggestions

This honey dijon salmon is great to serve with potato and veggie sides. These are my favorite side dishes to pair with any fish or seafood:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make this easy salmon recipe with other fish?

I love the flavor of the honey and dijon with the salmon, but you can certainly use this sauce on whitefish like pollock or tilapia too. It also makes for a great marinade for chicken!

Can you use frozen salmon?

When cooking fish, I generally prefer to use fresh, but frozen is often more convenient. If using frozen, be sure to thaw it fully and then pat it with kitchen paper to remove as much water as possible, before seasoning. You can use skin-on or skin-off fillets.

Alternative preparation methods

You can make this salmon in a skillet. Omit the honey mustard glaze when cooking. Add the glaze after the salmon is cooked and just before serving. You can also grill or broil the salmon.

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Honey Dijon Salmon

Get a delicious fish dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes with this sweet and tangy honey dijon salmon recipe. This baked salmon is perfect for a tasty family dinner that everyone will love.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel, season with salt, and freshly ground black pepper. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the dijon mustard, honey, melted butter, and minced garlic. 
  • Brush the top side of the salmon filets with honey Dijon mixture.
  • Place salmon on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon slices and garnish with fresh dill.

Notes

  • Pat the salmon dry before seasoning. If the salmon is too wet it will steam rather than bake and it can result in a mushy texture.
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
  • The salmon is cooked through when the flesh is pink and opaque and it flakes easily with a fork. The internal temperature in the thickest part of the filet should be 125 F.

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 1236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg
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About Neli Howard

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Neli Howard and the food blogger behind Delicious Meets Healthy. I started Delicious Meets Healthy in 2014 while working in public accounting. While everything I did at work was very analytical and detail oriented, I have enjoyed cooking because I get to use my creativity and experiment with flavors and textures of different foods.

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