Quick ‘n Easy Lemon and Lime Salmon

Lemon and Lime Salmon

This is an incredibly easy recipe and a great way to prepare salmon. Here we are adding lemon and lime juice to the fish, along with lemon and lime zest if you like. You could stick to either lemon or lime or, like I prefer to do, use some of each for a more interesting flavor in this lemon and lime salmon recipe. Add the zest too if you want, to add more citrus flavor to the salmon and also to add a decorative touch.

Last time I made this lemon and lime salmon recipe, I sprinkled some Old Bay seasoning over the salmon. I wasn’t sure whether my husband would like it because he hates celery and celery seed is a major ingredient in Old Bay but he did so that worked out well! I love Old Bay with crab cakes and other seafood dishes, and actually it’s great with salmon as well, especially with lemon and lime salmon.

For Lemon and Lime Salmon, Remember: Fresh is Best!

If you only have bottled lemon and lime juice, use that for the lemon and lime salmon, but honestly it pays to use the fresh stuff because it really is better, plus you can serve some lemon and lime wedges on the side too which always looks nice. Serve this with spinach, snow peas or broccoli, and perhaps some mashed potato too or a potato salad if you prefer. You might even prefer a different grain such as couscous or quinoa.

This is a very simple fish dish and although it serves 4, the recipe is simple enough to halve or even quarter if you’re feeding a smaller group or even rustling this up for an intimate meal for two.


Quick ‘n Easy Lemon and Lime Salmon

Add some zing to your salmon while still keeping it fresh and light. This simple recipe is made with salmon filets, lemon and lime juice, and 12 minutes in the oven. Served with spinach, this is amazing.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Entree


  • 8 salmon filets (4 oz or 115g each)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon and lime zest (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Put the salmon in a large baking dish and pour over the citrus juices.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and add some lemon and lime zest if liked.
  4. Bake uncovered for 12 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily, then serve this lemon and lime salmon with your preferred side dishes.

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