Lemon & Panko-Crusted Salmon

Mayonnaise helps the dill-infused panko crust stick to salmon fillets in this ultra-quick recipe. A squeeze of lemon along with the mayo adds tanginess to the crispy crust.

Lemon and Panko Crusted Salmon
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • Zest of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 ¼ pounds center-cut salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Combine panko, lemon zest, dill, oil and garlic powder in a small bowl. Place salmon on the prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper, then spread each portion with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise. Divide the panko mixture among the portions, pressing it into the mayonnaise.

  3. Bake until the fish is opaque in the center, 8 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Vitamin A 73IU 1%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Vitamin K 8mcg 7%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 706mg 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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