Go-To Weeknight Baked Salmon is one of my favourite weeknight recipes. In this recipe, boneless/skinless salmon fillets are seasoned with a delicious blend of dried herbs and spices and baked in the oven until juicy, flavourful perfection. This is a PCOS-friendly dinner that’s ready in about 20 minutes!
Keep reading for how to make this healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, no-sugar-added dinnertime recipe…
MAKING EATING FOR PCOS EASY AND DELICIOUS WITH HEALTHY BAKED SALMON (GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, PCOS-FRIENDLY)…
This salmon recipe has definitely become my go-to at least once a week when I need to get dinner onto the table ASAP. And I’m super excited to finally share it here on the blog because who couldn’t use more easy, simple and delicious (not to mention healthier and PCOS-friendly) dinner recipes they can rely on?
This PCOS-friendly salmon recipe uses a simple blend of dried herbs and spices from the spice cupboard paired with fresh lemon for a dinnertime main dish that’s ready in about 20 minutes. This recipe is all things flavourful, savoury, citrusy, easy to make and super delicious…Print
- 2 Salmon Fillets (approximately 6 ounces/170 grams each)
- 1 tsp Avocado Oil
- 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
- 1/4 tsp Dried Dill
- 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- Black Pepper, to taste
- 1/4 Lemon (or a generous squeeze of juice)
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF (205ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel then drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle the top sides of the fillets evenly with the parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Season with black pepper, to taste.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cooked through and easily flakes with a fork (cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets).
- Remove from the oven and generously squeeze the lemon over top.
- Store any leftovers in the airtight containers in the fridge for up to three days.
Keywords: dinner, fish & seafood, salmon, baked salmon, salmon without skin, salmon with lemon
HOW TO MAKE THIS PCOS-FRIENDLY OVEN-BAKED SALMON RECIPE…
Here are some tips to help make great baked salmon…
- I use skinless fillets of salmon for this recipe. If your salmon does still have the skin on, just make sure to place the salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet. Baking generally doesn’t yield that deliciously crispy skin (like pan-frying would) so you may want to discard the skin after baking. (I find this much easier than trying to remove the skin myself before baking. Salmon skin can be tough to remove from the meat without the proper tools or technique.)
- This recipe was created using frozen salmon fillets. I usually always have frozen salmon fillets in my freezer. We don’t live near an ocean so fresh fish isn’t always in the cards but I also like knowing that I can just thaw a fillet when needed. If you’re using frozen fish, just make sure to pat it dry with a paper towel before seasoning it.
- I find this garlic-onion-parsley-dill combination to be so good with salmon (and super easy because these dried herbs and spices are ones that are always in my spice cupboard), especially when finished with a little squeeze of lemon. And the lemon-garlic-dill thing is just such a classic salmon flavour profile (for good reason!).
- The key to avoiding dry salmon is to not overcook it (easier said than done, I’m sure!). Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the salmon fillet so it’s best to set a timer and keep an eye out for doneness (thinner fillets are going to cook much faster than thicker ones). Whenever dealing with meat I always use a digital meat thermometer (introducing one into my kitchen has really been a HUGE game changer – measure don’t guess when it comes to cooking meat and fish). Salmon is considered done at an internal temperature of 145ºF and should flake with a fork.
- When I’m trying to get dinner onto the table quickly, I usually pair this salmon with quinoa and a steamed vegetable. But serving with salad, roasted vegetables, mashed or roasted sweet potato or rice are all great options to build a well-balanced plate.
EASY BAKED SALMON RECIPE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…
Is baked salmon PCOS-friendly? Is it healthy and good for you?
Yes! Salmon is one of my favourite PCOS-friendly proteins (as it is a source of protein but also healthy and essential fats). And because this recipe is seasoning with a simple blend of pantry herbs and spices, I think it can definitely be considered an healthy option.
What to serve with baked salmon?
This is a dinner or lunchtime protein that pairs well with just about anything! Quinoa, rice, sweet potatoes, salad, steamed or roasted veggies.
Can I reheat baked salmon?
You can definitely reheat baked salmon. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheating in the microwave is easiest – I always add an extra generous squeeze of lemon to reheated baked salmon to brighten it back up and add some additional moisture. I wouldn’t recommend freezing baked salmon.
MORE ABOUT THIS RECIPE FOR PCOS-FRIENDLY BAKED SALMON WITH LEMON…
This recipe really is my go-to when it comes to easy weeknight dinners. It’s one that I make at least once a week (because it’s pretty no-fuss and because it’s a meal that everyone around the table will eat). It’s like a staple for us and a recipe I can really rely on.
And I think that’s really important when it comes to eating healthier or eating for a particular health concern, like PCOS – finding the recipes that you can come back to again and again when you’re in a pinch.
Sure, I am all for variety and keeping meals interesting, experimenting and trying new things but life and busy schedules don’t allow for that all of the time. And as much as I love cooking, some days I’m just not feeling it so I’m super thankful for recipes like this baked salmon.
And in those moments of ‘I have somewhere to be tonight’ or ‘it’s getting late and I’m starving’ having a few quick recipes like this baked salmon with ingredients that you always have on hand becomes really helpful (and really helps to reduce take-out temptation).
Because when you are wanting to eat better to manage your PCOS (or maybe just eating better is something that has become really important for you) it has to be a priority in your life. And that means sticking with it even when you’re busy, or not feeling it, or you have a jammed-packed schedule.
So I’m really happy to share recipes like this with you in hopes that it will become a weekly staple for you as well and on those nights where dinner is really rushed or you’re simply not feeling you can still enjoy something that is going to nourish your body.
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