Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic

This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it! #salmondinner #salmonrecipe #honeydijonsalmon #garlic #seafooddinner

This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

This baked salmon with honey dijon and garlic won me a trip to Paris! Yes, it won me a trip to Paris and you can watch the video of me making it (at home) below!!

I entered a random recipe contest with Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery. The recipe contest was simple: submit a recipe and name a wine they produce that you think would pair well with your recipe.

I don’t like contests, have never entered one, and I never win anything in lottery situations anyway, but I figured since I already had a recipe that I knew would work well with one of their sauvignon blancs, I felt that submitting the recipe was no skin off my back. I submitted it and thought nothing of it. I honestly even forgot about the whole contest until I got an email congratulating me about winning a trip to Paris to compete in the final competition.

I totally thought it was a scam at first but then I dug through emails and remembered this recipe contest that I entered. Holy crap! I won and was representing the United States in this competition!

This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

There were six other countries represented and one blogger from each country (and their guest) would be flown, all expenses paid, to Paris to compete for the grand prize, which was a 6-night, 7-day, all expense paid trip to Chile to visit the Cono Sur vineyards and winery!

Jason unfortunately couldn’t come with to Paris due to work commitments but lucky Gina accompanied me to Paris. They flew both of us first class (umm, I don’t know if I can ever fly coach again, haha just kidding) and wined and dined us and showed us the beauty of Paris!

Sadly, I didn’t win but I felt like a winner because I got a trip of a lifetime through this delicious salmon recipe!

This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

Now YOU can make this award-winning salmon at home!!

This salmon recipe really is easy and has got lots of flavor!

I came up with this recipe by simply going into my pantry.

You can’t ever go wrong with honey dijon mustard and garlic in a dish.

This Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic won me a trip to Paris! Imagine what this will do on your dinner table if you made it!

It turned out wonderful! You can whip this together in 20 minutes and the sauce is SO GOOD.

It doesn’t take away the beauty and flavor of the salmon but it enhances it.

Honestly, this sauce can easily go on chicken, too, but if you’re looking for easy salmon recipes and want to utilize salmon more into your diet, then this recipe is for you!



Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An easy baked salmon recipe that is full of flavor and easy to whip up!

Servings: 2
Calories: 369 kcal
  • 2: 10-12 ounce fresh salmon, (cleaned, pin-bones removed)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with foil. Place salmon pieces on top of the foil and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, parsley, honey Dijon, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil. Whisk well until well-combined then using a pastry brush, brush on the sauce onto the salmon pieces.
  3. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes (or depending on how thick your slices of salmon are, you may need to reduce the time by 2-3 minutes or increase it by 2-3 minutes - just keep an eye on it!)
  4. Serve with your favorite sides (we served it with a side of Israeli couscous).

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon and Garlic
Amount Per Serving (1 6-ounce salmon)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g 70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


Posted on April 03, 2018

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 09/25/2013 at 6:33 am

    The Voice is an excellent concept, I agree! Plus, it’s so easy to crush on Adam and Blake. Gorgeous Baked Salmon, Julie! I love honey-Dijon and garlic together with fresh herbs for a simple but zippy-scrumptious sauce. Beautiful photography as always, too. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  2. 09/25/2013 at 7:10 am

    The salmon looks fantastic! I’ve never watched the voice so I couldn’t really say on that score…

  3. 09/25/2013 at 8:34 am

    I have never seen the voice since I have never been into those musical shows, but maybe I should give it a try! You made it sound pretty good!!

    As you did with the salmon! Sounds and looks perfect! Oh and I agree, you can never have too many salmon recipes!

  4. 09/25/2013 at 8:43 am

    Can a person have enough salmon? (note: totally rhetorical). Um, YUM! Love Maille too. RE the Voice: It’s the one singing show I will watch as well, and I’m excited to see the original crew back together.

  5. 09/25/2013 at 9:26 am

    What a great way to enjoy some salmon! :) I love all of the garlic in the sauce!

  6. 09/25/2013 at 9:28 am

    lol… I’m watching last nights now so it’s kind of funny you mention it ;) Also… Josh would totally love this so I clearly need to make it sometime.

  7. 09/25/2013 at 9:40 am

    Looks like dinner!

  8. 09/25/2013 at 9:56 am

    Wow this looks so good! I am normally not a big fan of salmon but this is making me hungry!

  9. 09/25/2013 at 9:58 am

    Another great dinner recipe!

  10. 09/25/2013 at 10:01 am

    I always love a fast and easy Salmon Recipe! Delicious flavors!

  11. 09/25/2013 at 10:02 am

    Gah, I hate when they don’t turn around too. I feel so bad.
    This salmon looks so delicious!

  12. 09/25/2013 at 10:11 am

    Sooo much salmon – I wanna eat it all!! That dijon sauce looks perfect!

  13. 09/25/2013 at 10:24 am

    Julie this looks amazing! Salmon is my favorite fish to make, cant wait to try this new marinade!

  14. 09/25/2013 at 10:48 am

    I love The Voice! That one 17 year old girl has amazing voice–I see her going all the way!

  15. 09/25/2013 at 11:19 am

    I love the VOICE way better than the other singing competitions. SO happy you posted two recipes for salmon because this one looks just as good as the other one.

  16. 09/25/2013 at 11:32 am

    I actually have some salmon sitting around that I wasn’t sure what to do with, so this will be perfect! I love the Voice too, but I also get SO uncomfortable when they don’t turn their chairs. I just want everyone to win so there are no awkward moments!

  17. 09/25/2013 at 12:04 pm

    Yum! I do a similar recipe–mix dijon with a little brown sugar. It’s SO GOOD. Add a little fresh rosemary, dinner is served. Will definitely try your version with the garlic!

  18. 09/25/2013 at 12:30 pm

    I seriously need to watch the Voice. I swear I live under a rock sometimes. And I am totally making this salmon!

  19. 09/25/2013 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE me some copper river salmon :)

  20. 09/25/2013 at 1:25 pm

    I’m hooked on the voice too! And I can always use a new salmon recipe. Looks great!

  21. Alicia
    09/25/2013 at 1:34 pm

    I love the Voice!! Watched all seasons and I really enjoyed Shakira’s passion and enjoyment with listening to the singers, so hope she comes back. As for the salmon, love it, thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Dianna Belle
    09/25/2013 at 2:04 pm

    i like it that judges are listening to voice, but when America votes… the ones that do not meet “the norm” (think country female singers, thin, certain look, certain voice with very few exceptions) get un-voted off the show. So it turns into the same thing- a popularity contest.
    oh BTW the Salmon dish looks awesome!!

    • 09/25/2013 at 3:54 pm

      Yeah, that’s the part I don’t like. At the end it’s just America votes and you’re right – the ones that don’t meet “the norm” are usually the ones voted off – but at least they got their name out there and I’m sure record companies sign them so I guess even though they don’t win, they still get a record deal? Maybe? Wishful thinking? Haha, one can hope!

  23. 09/25/2013 at 3:56 pm

    I love the honey dijon and lemon combo. Great idea for salmon!

  24. 09/25/2013 at 4:29 pm

    This looks soooo delicious, and makes me sooooo hungry!! :)

  25. 09/25/2013 at 7:08 pm

    Yum! We LOVE LOVE LOVE Maille mustard in our house. And I love the combo of salmon and dijon always. And with the addition of garlic that just makes it even better. Can’t wait to try it!

  26. 09/25/2013 at 7:54 pm

    Loving the salmon! I like how you’ve paired it with mustard here.

  27. 09/25/2013 at 8:31 pm

    What a great recipe – I love how saucy that topping is -c an’t wait to try this!

    • 09/26/2013 at 9:23 am

      Thanks, Jess! I hope you do try it!

  28. 09/25/2013 at 9:08 pm

    Miraculously, my little one has always loved salmon so I’m always looking for a good recipe. I do a mustard/lemon dressing on it a lot – I’m totally going to throw in some garlic and parsley next time. Looks great!

  29. 09/25/2013 at 9:42 pm

    I’m thinking we have the exact same taste in food, I was craving salmon today. I always love the things you post! This looks delicious!

  30. 09/26/2013 at 12:48 am

    Oh goodness, this looks like it would just melt in my mouth :) fish isn’t my favorite but this I can eat!

  31. Jenifer
    09/26/2013 at 12:21 pm

    I only have regular Dijon mustard….should I add honey? If so, how much?
    Thanks so much!

    • 09/26/2013 at 9:12 pm

      Yes, I would add a bit of honey to mellow out the Dijon taste. I’d add 1/2 tbsp. or more. Start with 1/2 tbsp. then give it a quick taste and if it’s still a really strong Dijon flavor, I’d add more.

      • elena
        09/20/2014 at 2:36 pm

        how can I get your israeli couscous recipe? please!!

      • Julie
        09/21/2014 at 2:26 pm

        Hi Elena, it’s just Israeli couscous with a bit of butter :) that’s really it!

  32. 09/26/2013 at 12:32 pm

    This looks soooo good! I love baked salmon! And The Voice :)

  33. Candice
    09/26/2013 at 2:28 pm

    I agree! One can never have enough salmon recipes! =)

  34. 09/26/2013 at 3:12 pm

    I can never not eat a good salmon dish like this recipe!

  35. 09/26/2013 at 4:19 pm

    I love these flavors and your presentation is gorgeous!

  36. Jennifer
    09/27/2013 at 10:48 am

    Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question…it was a delicious recipe! Since I am cooking for a five year old and two one year olds, I wound up using 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of honey:-)

    • 09/27/2013 at 12:13 pm

      You’re so welcome, Jennifer! I’m so glad this recipe was a success and your little ones enjoyed it :)

  37. Alicia J.
    09/27/2013 at 12:13 pm

    I made this for dinner the night your post came out and my son and husband loved it. I will make more sauce next time. Thank you.

    • 09/28/2013 at 11:51 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Alicia! I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed it! :)

  38. 09/27/2013 at 3:20 pm

    Such a savory salmon dish here, love that dijon addition!

  39. 09/27/2013 at 3:48 pm

    This is so going on my table soon! Great recipe.

  40. 09/28/2013 at 9:56 pm

    I think my husband would flip over this recipe too! Love it, Julie!

  41. 09/29/2013 at 4:57 am

    looks like a great one for a quick + healthy meal :)

  42. 10/04/2013 at 1:55 am

    I seriously wish I could eat food from my computer screen. This sauce on the salmon makes me drool!

  43. Sam
    10/18/2013 at 8:34 pm

    The salmon was delicious! I’ve made salmon the same way for years, and it was really nice to mix it up. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • 10/19/2013 at 10:03 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this :) it’s simple yet so delicious! Thanks for the feedback!

  44. Carlos
    04/11/2014 at 6:08 pm

    Excellent recipe!! Easy to cook.

  45. Alisha
    07/27/2014 at 10:13 pm

    I love salmon recipes, I just have one question, how do you keep the filets from getting the white fatty looking drainage while cooking?

    • Julie
      07/28/2014 at 7:30 am

      Hi Alisha! Hmm, that never seems to happen with me when I do that so I’m not quite sure how to guide you through that. I think the white fatty drainage is normal though if your salmon has some natural fat on it!

  46. 12/18/2014 at 10:19 pm

    Made this tonight for dinner. Everyone loved it, including my 1 year old! Thanks!

    • Julie
      12/22/2014 at 7:52 am

      Thanks for letting me know! I’m glad everyone enjoyed it!

  47. rachel
    01/13/2015 at 12:59 am

    I loved this! I have left over sauce so I’m going to male salmon again tomorrow night. Great and easy recipe, especially because I already owned all the ingredients to make the sauce.

    • Julie
      01/13/2015 at 8:13 am

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it :) the sauce is great!

  48. Nisreen
    01/22/2015 at 2:02 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! I was thinking of serving it with some bow tie pasta, should I just double the sauce and mix it in with the pasta?

    • Julie
      01/23/2015 at 8:07 am

      Yes, doubling the sauce would be just great for serving it with a side of pasta!

  49. Jamie
    03/04/2015 at 2:48 pm

    I love salmon, and this recipe looks great! I’ve never cared for any of the honey dijon I’ve bought from stores, so I will probably order the one you use. Unless, anyone else has great suggestions of ones I can by in the store? I’m curious how this recipe would taste cooking it sous vide. I found a pretty good teriyaki one here:

  50. Ashamaree
    05/19/2015 at 4:41 pm

    i am out of olive oil and my husband has our car at work.. I really want to surprise him can I use vegetable or coconut oil?

    • Ashamaree
      05/19/2015 at 4:56 pm

      Or pOssiy sesame seed oil.. And if so would I still use an 1/8 cup?

      • Julie
        05/19/2015 at 6:40 pm

        Definitely not sesame seed oil. You’d mess up the flavor. I’d use vegetable oil for this dish. And yes, 1/8 cup.

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