Skillet Lemon-Garlic Salmon


This ultra-quick one-skillet lemon-garlic salmon recipe features plenty of lemony flavors from both zest and juice. Garlic adds a savory note.

skillet lemon garlic salmon
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 ¼ pounds salmon fillet, skin removed and cut into 4 pieces

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of salmon pieces with salt and pepper. Add to the pan and cook, turning once, until both sides are browned and the fish is just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice; cook, stirring, until the flavors have blended, about 30 seconds. Drizzle the sauce over the salmon. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
15g Fat
1g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Vitamin A 148IU 3%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 37mcg 9%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 43mg 10%
Potassium 714mg 15%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 5mcg 208%
Omega 3 3g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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