4 Ingredient Mustard Roasted Salmon

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


The easiest roasted salmon recipe for busy weeknights.



  • 1.5 lb. salmon fillet (I used Wild Alaskan Sockeye)
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Pour mustard mixture over salmon and use a spoon or a spatula to smooth it out so the mustard covers the entire fillet.
  5. Bake salmon at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until it’s reached your desired level of doneness.
  6. 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!


  • Calories: 389