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!
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.
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.
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.