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Honey Citrus Glazed Salmon

Honey citrus glazed salmon is marinated in fresh ginger, orange, lemon, and garlic for a sweet and juicy! It pairs well with just about any side dish and made in less than 30 minutes!

If you’re looking for a simple, yet flavorful way to marinate and enjoy salmon, this recipe is it! Fresh, and juicy with the flavors of honey, ginger, lemon and orange, this salmon recipe is a healthy and easy to make meal option that pairs well with things likes roasted veggies, a salad and much more.

When I made this dish recently, I paired it with a roasted veggie salad with golden beets, sweet potatoes, arugula and feta cheese!

This week on Instagram I’m hosting citrus week, which is a week straight of different meal and treat ideas using lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, blood oranges and more! I’m so excited to show all the many different ways citrus can add bright flavor to so many different types of foods! Be sure to follow along and stay tuned because I’m hosting a huge giveaway at the end of the week!

This super simple take on baked salmon is definitely one of my favorite recipes from the week — it’s a recipe I recommend keeping in your back pocket for when you need a quick and simple recipe idea!

One of my biggest pet peeves for making salmon at home is when it comes out dry and with very little flavor. The tart citrus juice and fresh flavor of ginger and garlic ensure that this salmon is super flavorful! Plus cooking it in olive oil and butter or ghee makes it extra moist, and flakey when baked.

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health benefits of salmon

Known for its omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a great protein option that helps improve brain health, protects against inflammation, and can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which is highly ranked when it comes to diet patterns for longterm health year after year.

Salmon is a also a good source of vitamin D, B vitamins, potassium, and selenium. Canned salmon is also a great option and something I recommend keeping as a pantry staple to help make quick and simple meals that are high in nutrition. My favorite thing to make with canned salmon are these turmeric salmon oat cakes.

I recommend people to aim for seafood at least 2 times a week to reap the benefits. Salmon has lower levels of mercury than other fish like tuna, so you don’t have to be concerned about eating too much unless you’re eating it every day at every meal.

ingredients for honey citrus glazed salmon

  • wild caught salmon filets
  • olive oil
  • butter or ghee
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh garlic
  • coconut aminos, or low sodium soy sauce
  • honey
  • orange
  • lemon
  • salt and pepper
how to make ginger citrus salmon

how to make honey citrus glazed salmon

This this honey citrus baked salmon is a one pan recipe that is super simple to make with just a couple of ingredients.

To start, you will make a honey citrus marinade with fresh lemon, orange, ginger and garlic. Once you pour that over the salmon, it will marinate for about 10 minutes in the fridge and then bake in your oven with lemons and orange slices on top to help infuse it with more of the bright and delicious citrus flavor!

what to pair this salmon with

This baked salmon pairs well with just about any side dish! I recommend a side of roasted veggies and greens like I did here. I think it would also be great with a side of brown rice, quinoa or farro. Roasted asparagus, sweet potatoes and carrots would also make for great sides.

This salmon recipe is meal prep friendly which means you can keep it in your fridge for a couple of days after making it and pair it with different things.

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ginger citrus salmon with lemon, orange, and honey

Honey Citrus Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minute
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: easy meals
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Honey citrus glazed salmon is a fresh and delicious take on salmon! It’s easy to make and pairs perfectly with nearly any side dish!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 salmon fillet (about 2 lb)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter or ghee, melted
  • 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced and one juiced
  • 1 orange, half thinly sliced, 1/2 juiced
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • splash of coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add salmon filet to a glass dish or bowl. Season with salt and pepper and top with lemon and orange slices. In a separate bowl whisk olive oil, melted butter, lemon juice, orange juice, honey, ginger, garlic and splash of coconut aminos.
  2. Refrigerate covered for 10 minutes to let marinade.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with aluminum foil.
  4. Add salmon to baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes until salmon is slightly translucent. Use a fork to test if the salmon is flakey to ensure it’s done.
  5. Pair with any of the ideas listed above and enjoy!

Keywords: sheet pan dinner; citrus salmon; baked salmon; easy meals

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