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Cilantro Lime Salmon

This Cilantro Lime Salmon is a super fresh, lean, low calorie dinner perfect for any night of the week. We're talking bright lime, super fresh cilantro, a sweet buttery honey sauce, with a flavorful rub. All served atop some super juicy, mild salmon, this dish will have you in a tropical state of mind soon enough!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro lime salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 470.74kcal


  • 1 lime cut into slices
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup butter unsalted, melted
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lb salmon 1 large fillet
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the lime slices on the bottom of the sheet in a long line, we will place the salmon over this.
  • Prep the rub and sauce: In a small bowl whisk together the paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. In another bowl, stir together butter, lime juice, honey, and garlic. 
  • Prep the salmon: Rub the salmon on both sides with the dry rub then lay it over the lime slices on the baking sheet. Pour the honey/lime sauce evenly over the salmon. Fold the sides of foil up over the salmon, we don't want to cover the salmon just keep the sauce from spilling over.
  • Bake: Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Switch oven to broil and cook another 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top and serve.



  1. Salmon will keep in the fridge covered in an airtight container for up to 3 days, just be sure it has fully cooled before popping in the fridge.
  2. You can also freeze this recipe! Pop in an airtight container and store frozen for 4 – 6 months, just allow to thaw in the fridge overnight and heat back up to temperature in the oven when ready to feast.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 470.74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.77g | Protein: 45.67g | Fat: 26.09g | Saturated Fat: 9.54g | Cholesterol: 155.24mg | Sodium: 402.5mg | Potassium: 1161.57mg | Fiber: 0.94g | Sugar: 9.17g | Vitamin A: 907.26IU | Vitamin C: 8.33mg | Calcium: 41.58mg | Iron: 2.16mg