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Four slices of dijon baked salmon topped with lemon slices on white plate

Easy Dijon Baked Salmon (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

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  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This dijon baked salmon recipe is an easy weeknight dinner that you can make in just 20 minutes. Topped with a flavorful dijon, lemon, and garlic sauce, then baked to perfection until tender and flaky! Paleo, Whole30, and Keto too!


Units Scale
  • 1 pound wild Alaskan sockeye salmon fillet
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ghee or grass-fed butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon sliced into thin rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a fillet knife, slice the salmon fillet into portions (about 4-5). Place the salmon on a baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, mix melted ghee, Dijon mustard, garlic cloves, parsley, sea salt, black pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. Spoon the mixture over the top of the salmon, and spread evenly. Top each fillet with a lemon slice.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. 


  • Salmon should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Baking times will vary based on size and thickness of salmon.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 89.6 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 26.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.4 mg