This easy Lemon and Garlic Baked Salmon is one of the best recipes your health goals will thank you for.
Did you know that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States? The good news is that it is also one of the easiest diseases to prevent. By making healthy choices when it comes to diet, seeing your doctor regularly, and incorporating exercise you can set yourself up on the right path for prevention.
Enter delicious salmon.
Salmon is good for your heart! Salmon is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids which are known to reduce blood pressure and keep clotting at bay. Salmon is also pretty darn impressive in some other areas as well:
- Great source of protein
- High in B vitamins
- Good source of Potassium
- Loaded with Selenium
- Contains antioxidant Astaxanthin
- Can help fight inflammation
- Protect brain health
It is recommended that you eat 2-3 servings of salmon or other fatty fish varieties per week. Stay tuned as we continue to add more to our recipe library, or just reach out to us, and we’ll help you find the perfect one for your next meal.
Lemon and Garlic Baked Salmon
With simple ingredients, this easy Lemon and Garlic Baked Salmon is one of the best recipes your health goals and busy schedule will thank you for.
2 cloves garlic ; minced
6 tablespoons Light Olive Oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley; chopped
2 6-ounce salmon filets
- In a medium glass bowl, prepare the marinade by mixing garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.
- Add salmon fillets to a medium glass baking dish and cover with the marinade. Marinade in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, turning occasionally.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes, until the salmon is almost completely cooked through at the thickest part, and flakes with a fork. The cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your salmon. If your side is thinner (around 1-inch thick) check several minutes early to ensure your salmon does not overcook. If your piece is very thick (1 ½ inches or more), it may need longer.
- Serve with your choice of veggies and enjoy!
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings
Nutrition Information Calories 375; Total Fat: 25g; Carbohydrates: 12g; Protein: 33g