Lemon Salmon with Basil

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 18, 2023
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
Lemon Salmon with Basil Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place salmon in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with lemon zest, 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.

Nutrition 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.