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Honey lemon salmon in a skillet.
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Honey Lemon Salmon

You can make this Honey Lemon Salmon with only a handful of ingredients and any skillet. It's quick & easy for healthy weeknight dinners or fancy occasions
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 349kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic. Set the glaze aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the salmon presentation side down, and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Carefully flip the salmon and continue cooking for 1 more minute.
  • Pour the honey lemon glaze over the salmon fillets in the pan. Allow the glaze to bubble and thicken for about 3-4 minutes, spooning it over the fillets as it thickens.
  • Serve immediately, drizzling any remaining glaze from the pan over the fillets.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 3 days in the fridge. To reheat, place on a pan and reheat until warmed through.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use lime juice or another type of vinegar like red wine vinegar.
  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup or agave syrup. 


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 899mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg