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Lemon Garlic Salmon

Ooooh crispy salmon is one of my favorite meals! I get so excited any time I know salmon is on the menu for the week haha. It’s a great meal prep option because it reheats sooo well if you reheat it in the skillet. I also think it’s one of the best proteins to eat cold. If you’re on the go and can’t get to a microwave, this is a great option! Now let’s talk about the flavor of this- lemon garlic salmon just sounds so tasty doesn’t it?!

Lemon Garlic salmon on a black pan

Okay so I am not super sophisticated with my meals normally. I don’t own a garlic press soooo I don’t typically use fresh garlic in recipes. I know I know- it would probably be way more flavorful but I found garlic powder works great too! Just do what works best for you 🙂

If lemon garlic isn’t your thing- check out these other great salmon recipes: Spicy Sriracha Salmon, Spicy Baked Salmon, and Easy 6 Minute Salmon. Salmon is obviously a very popular item around here. It’s probably Eli and I’s favorite dinner collectively! And it can be ready quickly which I love for dinner.

While I didn’t use fresh garlic, I did use fresh lemon vs lemon juice which I loveeee. I think this does make a difference but again- do whatever works for you!

I cooked this salmon first with just a little bit of ghee (clarified butter) for 3 minutes on each side. Then I added the lemon garlic mixture and let it all simmer together for 2 more minutes. SOOO tasty this way- it really made it so flavorful.

Lemon Garlic salmon on a black pan

I paired my salmon with cauliflower rice and easy roasted brussel sprouts. Both were from frozen packages because frozen veggies are cheaper and they don’t go bad in 3 days. I love checking out Aldi to score deals on frozen veggies because it’s truly so affordable.

Hope you enjoy this easy salmon recipe!!

Lemon Garlic salmon on a black pan

Lemon Garlic Salmon

This healthy, simple, and delicious dinner is ready in 8 minutes. The perfect paleo and whole30 dinner for the busy family!

Lemon Garlic salmon on a black pan


1 pound of salmon (about 3 fillets)

2 tbsp ghee

1/2 lemon

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp parsley


  1. Heat a pan over medium heat
  2. Add in a little bit of ghee, enough to coat the pan.
  3. Once the pan is hot, add the salmon in. Cook for 3 minutes on each side
  4. While the salmon cooks, in a small bowl mix: 2 tbsp ghee, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp parsley, and 1/2 lemon juice
  5. After cooking the salmon 6 minutes, add the mixture and coat the salmon. Let cook 2 more minutes.
  6. Serve with whatever you want!