Cilantro Lime Honey Garlic Salmon baked in foil - easy, healthy, gluten free recipe that takes 30 minutes from start to finish! Serve the salmon with rice or greens on the side!
Cilantro, freshly squeezed lime, combined with honey and garlic and salmon creates a really winning combination of flavors! This cilantro lime salmon baked in foil is so easy, you can make it in 30 minutes!
Here is how to make this salmon baked in foil. First, place the salmon (1 pound) on a large piece of foil:
Then, mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the salmon:
Next, fold foil sides and ends up (1 or 2 inches high) tightly around the salmon. Place the salmon in foil on a baking sheet. Do not cover salmon with foil, leave it open and bake it just like that, at 400 F:
After about 15-20 minutes of baking, carefully remove salmon from foil, separating the salmon from the skin which will remain stuck to the foil. Place salmon onto a serving plate. Carefully scoop the sauce from around the salmon and pour over the salmon:
Serve as is or with a serving of rice or greens on the side:
Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon (baked in foil)
- 1 lb salmon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 tablespoons cilantro , fresh, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Pat dry salmon. Brush with 1 tablespoon of olive oil from all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place the salmon on a large piece of foil. Fold foil sides and ends up (1 or 2 inches high) tightly around the salmon. Place the salmon in foil on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine honey, lime juice, chopped cilantro, and garlic. Mix to combine. Spread this mixture over the salmon.
- Do not cover salmon with foil, leave it open (with foil sides up) and bake it just like that, at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.
- Carefully remove salmon from foil, separating the salmon from the skin which will remain stuck to the foil. Place the salmon onto a serving plate. Carefully scoop the sauce from around the salmon and pour over the salmon.
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This recipe truly looks delicious. I’m always looking forward to different ways to prepare salmon, and this looks like a good one!!
Marge, it's light and refreshing - you're gonna love it! 🙂
Wow this was so delicious!
I will be cooking salmon this way from now on.
Thank you Julia
Eunice, you are welcome! Thank you for this enthusiastic 5-star review! 🙂
Could this be made in an air fryer?
Nora, I haven't tried this in an air fryer.
Can you make this with other white fish, perch, bass, etc, in a low sodium version? If you have any suggestions please let me know.
Tina, yes, this would be delicious with any white fish. Use the minimum amount of salt to taste to keep sodium low. Also, I find that using more garlic and more lime juice (but within moderation) can be enough to add flavor, and salt might not even be needed in this case - but it's up to your taste.
I made it according to recipe…excellent!!
Lori, I am so glad the recipe turned out well!
Thanks very much for the recipe. I don't have cilantro, but I will try it with Thai basil from my garden. Love the idea of lime with salmon as I love lime!
Ramie, your idea of using Thai basil sounds delicious! I hope you love this recipe! 🙂