Lemon Salmon with Basil Recipe
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Lemon Salmon with Basil Recipe

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At our house we opt for healthy foods, and this lemony salmon with basil is a knockout in the good-for-you category. We have it with asparagus or zucchini. —Shanna Belz, Prineville, Oregon
Featured In: 25 Fresh Basil Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 medium lemons, thinly sliced
  • Additional fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 salmon fillet: 294 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place salmon in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with lemon peel, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons basil; top with lemon slices.
  2. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. If desired, top with additional basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Salmon with Basil in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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