Easy Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe: Healthy & Delicious

There’s no such thing as having too many easy salmon recipes! And once you taste this healthy honey mustard salmon, you’ll decide that this recipe is a definite keeper.

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When I travel, I love to visit supermarkets and lots of restaurants to try different foods, wine, coffee and chocolate. My husband is an adventurous eater too, but one thing on his list of must-tries is mustard. This started many years ago when he was in France for a business trip. His boss took him to a supermarket and suggested that he buy a particular type of very inexpensive mustard. He brought home a couple of jars. That French mustard was so spicy that my ears turned red with just a small taste. No kidding. Ever since then, we always seek out mustard on travels.

When we were in Toronto earlier this year, we visited the St. Lawrence Market where we found Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard. It was Drew’s happy place. He tasted and tasted so many mustards and found a few favorites. One that I have really enjoyed cooking with is their Market Mustard, which is a yellow mustard with a nice spicy punch. It works beautifully in this easy honey mustard salmon recipe. Dijon mustard also makes a great honey mustard salmon, so I think you should use whatever mustard is your favorite. I use Dijon mustard more often because it’s easier to get.

Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil

I like to line the pan with foil to help keep the sauce on the salmon. Plus it makes for easy cleanup!

And speaking of easy baked salmon, there’s nothing easier than my salmon with lemon basil sauce. And heart-healthy too. Salmon is one of the quickest and easiest of the heart-healthy protein foods to prepare.

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Honey Mustard Salmon

Feel free to use one large salmon fillet or 4 - 6 smaller ones. For the nutrition analysis, I've listed the values for a large piece (6 ounces before cooking) first, and in parentheses, I've noted the values for a smaller fillet (4 ounces before cooking).
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Course: Entree
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 fillets
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND


  • pounds salmon fillet (or cut into 6 small fillets or 4 large fillets)
  • tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard or your favorite mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 scallion, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To make the honey mustard sauce, whisk the honey, mustard, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and rosemary together in a small bowl.
  • Place the salmon fillet on a lined baking pan. Spoon the honey mustard sauce over the salmon. Place the lemon slices around the salmon or on top. Bake for about 25 minutes or 10 minutes per inch of thickness until done. Sprinkle with chopped scallions before done.


Serving: 1large fillet | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 373mg | Fiber: 0g

I hope you love this easy honey mustard salmon recipe as much as I do. For me, it’s a go-to recipe that I know will be quick, easy and delicious. And nutritious, of course. I love salmon for all it’s nutritional treasures like omega-3 fatty acids, protein, selenium and more.

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Jill Weisenberger

I'm Jill, and I believe simple changes in your mindset and health habits can bring life-changing rewards. And I don't believe in willpower. It's waaaay overrated. As a food-loving registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist and certified health and wellness coach, I've helped thousands of people solve their food and nutrition problems. If you're looking for a better way to master this whole healthy eating/healthy living thing or if you're trying to prevent or manage diabetes or heart problems, you'll find plenty of resources right here.

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  1. Sharol Cripe on October 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing your talent and recipes.
    Looks luscious!

  2. Cathy Heyward on October 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Jill, I miss you!
    This came just in time, I’ve got salmon on the menu for tonights dinner, so instead of the way I planned to prepare it we will be having your Honey Mustard Salmon – yum! Love the pic of your beautiful family – what a wonderful time in your lives!

    Cathy 2.0

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