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.
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.
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.
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).
- 1½ pounds salmon fillet (or cut into 6 small fillets or 4 large fillets)
- 2½ 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.
- Category: Entree
- Serving Size: 1 large fillet (1 small fillet)
- Calories: 413 (275)
- Sodium: 373mg (250 mg)
- Fat: 23g (15g)
- Saturated Fat: 5g (3g)
- Trans Fat: 0g (0g)
- Carbohydrates: 15g (10g)
- Fiber: 0g (0g)
- Protein: 35g (23g)
- Cholesterol: 94mg (62mg)
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.
Here’s another one that I can’t stop making: Sweet, spicy, orange-y and delicious salmon.
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, is a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert, Wellcoach®-certified health and wellness coach, Freelance Writer, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She's also the author of four books, including a best-seller. She's a nationally-recognized media expert in high demand for print and online interviews, as well as corporate and one-on-one nutritional counseling. Jill's philosophy is that nutrition science should be understandable, realistic and oh so delicious.
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