20 Minute Lemon Pepper Salmon

Happy Monday!  This weekend flew by, we had 2 flag football games and my husband got back in town Saturday, so it was time for a little dad duty on Sunday, so I could sneak away to do a little retail therapy.

When Monday hits, busy evenings filled with homework, after school activities, and football practice all come rushing back in.  Wanting to eat healthy and clean on busy nights can be tough. That is why this delicious salmon recipe is on a weekly rotation in our house. Not only is it a clean recipe, but it takes 20 minutes and I’ll take that any day! If you watched my Instagram stories last week, you saw how easy this recipe was to make.


I personally love salmon and my husband wasn’t a salmon lover until he tried this recipe. When choosing our salmon, one rule of thumb that I like to stick to is wild caught salmon. I personally like Sock-eye, but there are so many to try. I have become friends with my seafood department in Whole Foods because they are so happy to help and always recommend what might best suite my needs.

My two older boys love salmon too, minus the lemon pepper.  (I think it’s too spicy for them)  You can see in the picture below that part of salmon without seasoning,  is for them. 🙂


20 Minute Lemon Pepper Salmon

Servings: 4-5

Preheat oven: 450 Degrees

1 salmon filet (adjust to meet your needs)

Lemon Pepper (I use Trader Joe’s brand)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*Be careful when choosing lemon pepper.  A lot of brands have sugar or other unwanted ingredients. I like this brand, and the ingredients are clean.


Rinse and pat dry the salmon. Make sure the skin is removed for easier eating. *I always get the butcher to remove it for me. This will save you a step.

Rub a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil on both sides of the salmon and place it in a pyrex dish.  Sprinkle lemon pepper over the top. The more you put the more spice there will be.

Place in the pre-heated oven, on the top rack.  Cook for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the filet. When ready, the salmon will flake with a fork, and be a lighter shade of pink.

I hope you enjoy this quick dinner as much as our family does.  Happy Clean Cooking!




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