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Oven Roasted Salmon

The hubs can't get enough of this moist, flaky, and caramelized oven roasted salmon recipe. You won't be able to either. Wait until you read why.

A plate full of oven roasted salmon, rice, and asparagus.

The key to this oven roasted salmon recipe is the glaze.

The hubs loves, loves, loves this 7 ingredient glaze drizzled all over his salmon and then roasted in the oven.

The depth of flavor the honey, fresh lemon, garlic, and dairy free butter creates is perfection.

It's also worth noting this recipe calls for the salmon to be broiled for 2-3 minutes to give it that mouthwatering crispy and caramelized taste.

Personally I love this salmon recipe for many reasons. First, it's another one of my quick and easy go-to recipes...perfect for busy weeknights when you need to feed your starving family in under 30 minutes.

And this is a great dish to serve company. Salmon is an easy meal idea that can be very elegant when needed to up your dinner game for company.

You can serve this over a bed of rice with a variety of fresh steamed vegetables. Your guests will love this fresh, flaky and caramelized salmon meal.

Not only is this a delicious meal, it's also By wrapping the salmon in a foil packet you'll cut your clean-up time to just a few minutes. Now that's a win-win for this mom. #momwin

You'll definitely want to pin and print this easy oven roasted salmon recipe now.

salmon in tin foil with lemon slices and asparagus
Salmon with glaze being drizzled on it
Flaky salmon on a bed of white rice with a side of asparagus.
Flaky salmon on a fork

oven roasted salmon ingredients + notes

  • fresh or thawed salmon from your local grocer
  • dairy free butter-- we use Earth balance Butter Sticks. These sticks are also soy-free.
  • honey
  • minced garlic
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • this pastry brush easily spreads the glaze on the tender salmon
  • remove the salmon when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit; tap here for a meat thermometer. We use ours all the time.
  • if you like you can skip the broil step; however, it does add extra caramelized flavor to your salmon
Flaky salmon on a bed of white rice and a side of asparagus.

Also it goes without saying this recipe was inspired by a similar recipe from Karina at Cafe Delights here.

I substituted with dairy free butter and altered the seasonings to our liking. Now it's a safe meal my family will enjoy.

more gluten + dairy free meal ideas

  • the best chicken pot pie you'll enjoy this homemade flaky crust and flavorful filling. This recipe is the cat's meow, y'all.
  • shepherds pie this is the ultimate shepherd's pie recipe
  • homemade sloppy joes an easy on-the-go dinner that everyone loves. This is also the perfect make-ahead freezer meal.
Flaky salmon on a bed of white rice with a side of asparagus.

in conclusion

The number one question I'm asked by those new to eating gluten and dairy free is, "What can I eat" or "How am I going to feed my family?"

This recipe is one of countless delicious gluten and dairy free meals you can enjoy. Keep in mind it's also a great meal idea to serve company too! They won't even guess it's gluten and dairy free.

For more gluten and dairy free meal ideas and travel food guides, snoop around my Pinterest boards here and make yourself at home.

New pins are added weekly to my boards including personalized boards for holidays, easy crock-pot meal ideas, and your best go-to Instapot recipes.

Lastly pleeeease tag me on Instagram when you post one of my recipes you made. I love seeing your food pics!

Tag me and use the hashtag #eatinglgutenanddariyfree so I don't miss it.

Eat well and feel well,


salmon on a bed of rice with a side of asapragus

Oven Roasted Salmon

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Servings: 8 servings
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • lb salmon, fresh or thawed
  • ¼ c dairy free butter
  • c honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley optional
  • sliced lemon slices for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil. The foil should be large enough to fold over and seal the salmon. You may need to use 2 pieces of foil depending on the width of your salmon.
  • Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet and set aside.
  • Over medium heat on the stove top melt dairy free butter in a small saucepan. Add the honey, garlic, and lemon.
  • Whisk until the honey has melted and the glaze is well combined.
  • With a pastry brush or spoon drizzle the glaze over the salmon.
  • Sprinkle with salt (about 2 teaspoons) and pepper.
  • Then fold the foil over the salmon and seal so the glaze doesn't leak.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes depending on the thicknesses of your salmon. Remove from the oven and open the foil. Place a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the salmon. The salmon is fully roasted when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Set oven to broil and return salmon to the oven for another 2-3 minutes to caramelize the glaze.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley over the salmon and garnish with lemon slices.


For serving smaller salmon filet this recipe can easily be adjusted to accommodate.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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