Honey Garlic Salmon

Easy Honey Garlic Salmon with lime juice and coconut aminos making it perfect for gluten free and paleo diets.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 266 kcal
Author Sheena Strain



  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F

  2. Mix together all the marinade ingredients and mix well to combine.

  3. In an oven proof dish add the salmon fillets skin side down and pour the marinade evenly over the salmon, then turn them over (skin side up) so that they are partly immersed in the marinade. Choose a small enough baking dish (see photo) where the salmon will be tightly packed so that it will cook in the marinade.

  4. If you have too large of a baking dish then they won't be as flavorful as the marinade will spread out. If you don't have a suitable baking dish a foil packet with the marinade poured in would work well too.

  5. Marinade salmon for 15 minutes.

  6. Bake for 12-20 minutes, exact timing will depend on the thickness of the salmon and how well done you prefer it.

Extra pour over honey garlic sauce

  1. If you want extra sauce to pour over the salmon after it is cooked, I recommend making double the marinade and pour half over the fish as described above and reserve the other half and simmer it on the stove in a small pan until it gets thick and sticky which will only take a couple of minutes.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition - does not include extra pour over sauce. Serves 4

Coconut Aminos - popular in paleo cooking this is a great substitute for soy sauce. However, you can use soy sauce instead and I recommend that you opt for a gluten free low sodium option otherwise it may be overly salty. If you don't have low sodium 1 tbsp may be enough, taste it and see what you think before you add to the salmon. 

Limes - works best with fresh lime juice

Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 567mg16%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.