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Easy Lemon Pepper Salmon | Low Carb, 20-minute Recipe

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Primed for a weeknight dinner, this easy and healthy flavourful Lemon Pepper Salmon recipe can be on the table in just 20 minutes. This one-pan wonder is by far the easiest fish recipe you'll ever make. Flaky, juicy, tangy and absolutely desilicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 4 people
Lemon Pepper Salmon fillet served Buddha bowl style on a bed of spinach with peppers, avocado, orange segments and grilled plantain


  • 450 g salmon fillets MSC certified, frozen
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2/3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 lemon juice, small
  • 1 tomato small
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Thaw, drain and dry salmon fillets
  • Preheat oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay parchment paper in oven-proof sheet pan or dish and place fillets
  • Combine pepper and salt. Season fillets on both sides with salt-pepper mixture
  • Sprinkle lemon zest evenly over fillets
  • Combine lemon juice and oil and mix. Pour over fillets
  • Wash and cut tomato and lemon in medium slices and arrange on fillets
  • Place in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Since the cooking time depends on the fillet thickness and oven temperatures, check with a fork to confirm that fish is fully cooked


  • Defrost salmon in the fridge
  • Use paper towels to dry the salmon fillets thoroughly dry before preparation
  • When choosing lemons, go for unwaxed
  • When baking, check the fish after 10 minutes in case it's already cooked through. You want to prevent overcooking the fillets
  • Leftover will keep well in the fridge for 2 days
  • Leftover can be eaten cold with salad or can be reheated until piping hot all the way through
Nutrition Facts
Easy Lemon Pepper Salmon | Low Carb, 20-minute Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 409mg17%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.