Baked salmon with lemon and herbs

This is a delicious, straightforward recipe that features salmon, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Baked salmon with lemon and herbs

From crunchy apples and fresh seafood to Walla Walla onions — and many things in between — Washington state is home to some delicious and healthy foods.

This recipe from Grace Cinciripini, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus specialist who practices at Kaiser Permanente Washington's Bellevue and Capitol Hill medical centers.

Servings: 4

Prep time: 45 minutes


  • 2 pounds of salmon
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 3 lemons


  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and place salmon on top. 
  2. In a bowl, add olive oil with basil, rosemary, parsley, garlic, salt, lemon zest, and pepper. 
  3. Squeeze two lemons into the herb mixture and whisk. 
  4. Spread the lemon herb mixture on top of the salmon. 
  5. Place lemon slices on top of salmon. 
  6. Roast at 400 F for 20 to 25 minutes (or until fish flakes easily with a fork).
  7. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 570
  • Total fat: 42 g
  • Saturated fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 125 mg
  • Sodium: 680 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 4 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 45 g