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Honey Lime Salmon

Honey Lime Salmon Recipe

An easy seared salmon that’s topped with a honey lime glaze.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 345kcal
Author Rena


  • 2 Salmon fillets 4-6 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil divided use
  • 1 Lime for zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: fresh cilantro and lime wedges


  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a medium pan over high heat. Season the salmon generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon, skin side up, in the pan and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until fish is opaque.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, honey, lime juice, zest, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the salmon and cook for 1 more minute, using a spoon to baste the salmon with the glaze.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro and lime wedges if desired.


  1. You can use fresh or frozen salmon fillets for this recipe. I prefer to use fresh, but if you use frozen, be sure to defrost it thoroughly before you begin cooking. Pat the fillets with paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  2. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your fillet.
  3. Use a non stick, flat pan to cook the salmon. The fish is more likely to stick on cast iron and stainless steel pans.
  4. If you are using an instant read thermometer, it should register at 145ºF.
  5. Take care not to overcook the salmon. When over cooked it can become dry and chewy.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 867mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.6mg