This easy roasted salmon recipe is healthy and perfect for busy weeknights – and with only 4 ingredients! A simple mustard and maple syrup sauce brings out the flavor of the fish and makes for a dish the whole family is sure to love.
I had to count my ingredients list like fifty times before I posted this recipe. Four ingredients? FOUR INGREDIENTS?!?!?! That can’t be right.
But no. I counted. This mustard roasted salmon? It has FOUR INGREDIENTS.
Also, this salmon is ready in 20 minutes. Start to finish.
I busted out the verrrrrrrry very last of my summer salmon for this recipe. This gorgeous Wild Alaskan Sockeye fillet had been chillin’ in my freezer (GET IT?!) since salmon season ended, just waiting to be used for something special.
And by “special,” I mean “Jessie runs out of patience and wants the salmon nowwwwwww.”
Fortunately, this roasted salmon is ridiculously fast and easy (did I mention there are only FOUR ingredients??), so I didn’t have to wait long to eat it.
I’m definitely what you might call a “mustard person,” so I love that this recipe lets me slather a big ol’ scoop of dijon on this fish without overwhelming the flavor of the salmon. A bit of pure maple syrup lends some sweetness to the mustard glaze, and just a hint of acidity from the lemon juice brings the whole thing together.
PS – If you don’t have any frozen Wild Salmon (yay sustainable seafood!) on hand, Vital Choice has some mail-order frozen wild sockeye still in stock here.
Although, between you and me, it’s definitely delicious enough for any fancy schmancy dinner party you might be throwing as well. And super speedy dinner party recipes mean there’s more time to drink wine, right? Right.
How to make mustard roasted salmon (Video!)
4 Ingredient Mustard Roasted Salmon
The easiest roasted salmon recipe for busy weeknights.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4
- 1.5 lb. salmon fillet (I used Wild Alaskan Sockeye)
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together dijon mustard, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper if it’s needed (but I rarely feel like it needs the extra seasoning).
- Lightly oil a sheet pan (or cover it in a piece of parchment paper or nonstick baking mat) and place salmon fillet on the pan.
- Pour mustard mixture over salmon and use a spoon or a spatula to smooth it out so the mustard covers the entire fillet.
- Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until it’s reached your desired level of doneness.
- Serve immediately.
We love pairing this salmon with rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables.
If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use a pinch or two of brown sugar instead. The mixture will be a little bit thicker, but you can always whisk in a splash of olive oil or a bit more lemon juice to thin it out if need be.
Leftover salmon is great on top of a simple salad!