Baked Lemon-Basil Salmon

Nothing says summer like the tangy zing of fresh lemon, whether it’s squeezed into an icy-cold drink, paired with poppy seeds in homemade muffins or incorporated into a savory recipe, like this easy-to-make fish dish. Fresh slices of this favorite fruit plus a sprinkling of lemon-pepper seasoning create a double burst of lemon flavor, while mellow basil adds subtle herbal tones. From prep to plate, this light dinner takes less than 25 minutes to make. Give it a go to celebrate the start of the season!

Lemon-Basil Baked Salmon

Baked Lemon-Basil Salmon

Serves 2-4


2-4 salmon filets
Extra-virgin olive oil
Organic lemon pepper seasoning, to taste
1 lemon, sliced thin
Fresh Basil, chopped, or dried basil leaf flakes


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut three shallow slits in each salmon filet; stuff with basil.
3. Drizzle or spray olive oil on each filet. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning and top with 2-3 lemon slices.
4. Arrange each filet on parchment paper and wrap, like a burrito. Place wrapped filets on a baking sheet.
5. Bake filets for about 20 minutes or until salmon becomes flaky.

About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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