This Sweet Lemon-Pepper Turmeric Salmon has been a go-to in my house lately. And when I say go-to, I mean that I have it at least twice a week.

I really can’t get enough of it! Plus I love that it only takes 12 minutes to cook because this really opens up my evenings so that I can spend time doing other things… like wedding plan, wedding plan, and oh wedding plan! I’m getting married in 2 months, ah!

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This recipe has also been fitting well into my “wedding diet” AKA recipes that make me feel like I’m not on a diet because they are delicious and filling.

The healthy fats in salmon always do a good job in keeping me full.

I’m not really on a diet diet to be honest, I’m just eating less desserts… which is hard when that is one of my favorite things to experiment in the kitchen with.

I love baking Paleo and making paleo dessert creations, but those will have to be on the back-burner for now.

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And to be honest, I would eat all of the foods that I have been posting on the blog lately whether I was on a wedding diet or not… especially this Sweet Lemon-Pepper Turmeric Salmon!

It is just so flavorful! To make it, I mixed lemon juice, fresh ground black pepper, honey, and turmeric together and marinated the salmon in that mixture for an hour.

Then I poured a little of that sauce on top of the fish and cooked it with a slice of lemon, more fresh pepper, honey and turmeric on top.

You can’t get enough turmeric in your life, can you?!

It’s just too healthy to pass up.

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Turmeric has incredible anti-inflammatory effects, and has been touted as a miracle spice.

It has been said it can help prevent the growth of cancer, as well as fight a wide array of medical issues ( arthritis, IBS, among others). I’ve heard that people now take turmeric pills!

Because of this, one of my new year’s resolutions was to incorporate more Turmeric into my diet.

I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job of that.

Turmeric works really well in salad dressings, or in fresh juices, or on top of protein.

Although, I have to be honest, it’s been a lot easier than I expected because I’ve been inspired by the foods that I’ve found in Northern Ireland.

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I was comparing salmon filets at the grocery store, for example, and noticed they had some pre-seasoned ones.

Out of curiosity, I looked at what was in one of them, and saw that it was seasoned with lemon and turmeric. Who would have thought?

I decided that that sounded like a wonderful idea, so I tried it at home, tweaked the recipe to my liking, and have been hooked ever since!

I love when a healthy protein, that is full of omega-3s and vitamins tastes this good! 🙂

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Sweet Lemon-Pepper Turmeric Salmon (paleo, GF)

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • a large pinch of ground black pepper, ( avoid if AIP)
  • 1/4 tsp+ 1/8 tsp ground turmeric, , divided
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 pound of salmon, ( about 8 ounces or roughly 220 grams) (this was 2 salmon fillets for me)
  • extra slices of lemon
  • an extra drizzle of honey


  • In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, a large pinch of ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp of ground turmeric, and 1/2 tsp of honey together.
  • Place your salmon into a large ziplock bag, pour the lemon mixture into the bag, and put everything into the fridge to marinate for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celcius, (roughly 400 Farenheight)
  • Remove the salmon from the bag and place on a cookie sheet. Cover the salmon fillets in two spoonfuls of the mixture from the bag, and then place the salmon skin side up.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, and then flip the salmon so that it is flesh side up. Then, sprinkle 1/8 tsp of ground turmeric on top of the salmon and sprinkle some more pepper on top. Cover each filet with a slice of lemon and a drizzle of honey.
  • Cook for 6 more minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily.