Honey lime salmon is an easy 5-ingredient recipe for a delicious marinated and roasted salmon dinner that’s perfectly tender, sweet and tangy!
Hi friends! Did you have a wonderful Memorial Day last weekend?
We sure did. We made it to the pool a couple of days, had long, lazy mornings here at home and just generally relaxed and played around with the kids. Good times!
And today, I am beach bound! Yup, I’m headed to the beach with 6 amazing ladies from my husband’s side of the family for a mother-daughter (and bonus me, daughter-in-law) long-weekend trip. 💕
I can’t wait to get my toes in the sand, some sun on my skin and to have ALL the girl time and family bonding over the next few days. 🏖☀️❤️
So I better keep this short so I can get packed up and on the road!
It’s been so long since I have shared a salmon recipe, which is crazy since that is one of our favorite things to make.
I try to make salmon once a week for all the healthy fats and benefits of eating more seafood.
And since I’ve been negligent, I’m making up for it by sharing one salmon recipe today and another next week.
Yup, I love you guys! 😉
Today’s honey lime salmon recipe was one shared with me from a reader, Sandy, who wanted to share it after she enjoyed my honey Dijon salmon so much.
It was a few weeks before I had a chance to try it out but was immediately smitten and I’ve made it several times since!
The flavors are bright and fresh and perfectly balanced with the tart lime, sweet floral honey, salty and umami tastes from the soy sauce and a little spice from the ginger.
All the YUM, basically!
Notes on honey lime salmon:
- The salmon for this recipe needs to marinate for about 30 minutes, so please plan accordingly.
- You’ll need 1 large or 2 small medium limes to get enough juice for this recipe.
- You can substitute ground ginger if you don’t have any fresh. I’ve done that before and it’s still really good.
- Want to spice it up a bit? You can add a few dashes of hot sauce to the marinade for a little kick.
- I use a plastic bag to marinate my salmon cause it helps get it really well coated. You could use a bowl if you prefer and just keep turning it or basting it as it marinates.
- I always roast our salmon but you could grill this as well.
This salmon goes great with brown rice or cauliflower rice or you could serve it with some orzo or couscous.
For a veggie side dish, you could make my easy sesame asparagus or just steam some broccoli.
And if you are a meal prep fan, this would be a great one to make for the week and portion out for some lunch bowls. 👍
I hope you give this a try and add it to your salmon collection!
- 4 (6 oz.) salmon filets
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
- Place salmon filets in a resealable plastic bag.
- Combine all of the marinade ingredients and mix well. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade for serving and put the rest in the bag with the salmon.
- Marinate salmon for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
- Place salmon on baking sheet and discard excess marinade.
- Bake salmon for 10-15 minutes or until desired doneness (it will depend on the thickness of your salmon).
- Drizzle the salmon with the reserved marinade and serve.
The salmon for this recipe needs to marinate for about 30 minutes, so please plan accordingly.
You’ll need 1 large or 2 small medium limes to get enough juice for this recipe.
You can substitute ground ginger if you don’t have any fresh. I’ve done that before and it’s still really good.
Want to spice it up a bit? You can add a few dashes of hot sauce to the marinade for a little kick.
I use a plastic bag to marinate my salmon cause it helps get it really well coated. You could use a bowl if you prefer and just keep turning it or basting it as it marinates.
I always roast our salmon but you could grill this as well.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g