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This healthy lemon ginger turmeric salmon is a delicious, flavorful, and lightly sweetened oven baked salmon in foil recipe. This easy meal takes 5 minutes to prepare and only 20 minutes to cook!

Baked lemon ginger turmeric salmon in foil.

I am always on the lookout for easy, healthy, and quick dinner recipes. My baked turkey oat meatballs and paprika garlic shrimp are on my regular rotation for quick dinner recipes. And now, this salmon recipe has been aded to that list.

The lemon ginger turmeric sauce that this salmon cooks in is DELICIOUS. It has honey and garlic in it, which really balances all of the flavors inside. This anti-inflammatory, immune boosting sauce is the perfect seasoning for this salmon.

Why this recipe works

  • It is delicious! The combination of lemon juice, ginger, garlic, turmeric and honey result in savory yet sweet deliciousness.
  • It is allergy friendly. Dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free.
  • It is a heart healthy salmon recipe. It is protein packed ( 30 grams per serving) and full of omega 3s.
  • It is healthy. This anti-inflammatory salmon recipe is baked and made with clean ingredients.
  • It is toddler and husband approved!

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make turmeric salmon.
  • lemon juice– fresh squeezed lemon juice is best.
  • powdered turmeric– make sure to use a good quality turmeric. If you aren’t sure, try the turmeric test to see if your product is clean.
  • honey– raw honey is my favorite, but feel free to use any kind.
  • crushed ginger– I buy it already minced, but you can grate it yourself.
  • wild caught salmon– I always prefer wild caught, but farm raised works here as well.
  • garlic– you can mince fresh garlic or buy it already minced.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup.
  • Instead of crushed ginger, you can use ground ginger ( in powder form).
  • You can add parsley prior to baking.
  • You can also add cherry tomatoes to the foil packet prior to baking.

Step by step turmeric salmon instructions

Sauce for ginger turmeric salmon.
Step 1

Step 1: Make the sauce. Add the lemon juice, turmeric, honey, crushed ginger, minced garlic, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix.

Salmon on foil with turmeric ginger sauce.
Step 2

Step 2: Lay the salmon on top of aluminum foil and pour the sauce on top of it.

Lemon slices added to turmeric salmon sauce.
Step 3

Step 3: Add lemon slices on top.

Salmon wrapped in foil.
Step 4

Step 4: Lift all the edges of the foil towards the salmon until the salmon is completely covered up.

Baked turmeric salmon in foil just out of oven.
Step 5

Step 5: Bake! Then garnish with fresh parsley.

How to serve this baked salmon

Recipe FAQs

How do you store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 3 days

What is the best way to mince ginger?

I personally buy crushed ginger that is frozen. Then I microwave it before adding it to the sauce. You get the same fresh taste this way.

OR you take a piece of fresh ginger, peel it, and use a grater to mince it.

How Long to Bake Salmon at 400°F.

Not long at all. 15-20 minutes is all you need, depending on thickness. Just make sure the internal temperature of the salmon reached 145 degrees F.

Side angle of lemon ginger turmeric salmon freshly baked.

Other salmon recipes you’ll love:

Salmon with Coconut Cream Sauce

Cherry Tomato, Garlic, and Basil Baked Salmon in Foil

Paleo Asian Salmon Fishcakes

Salmon Rice Bowls

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4.35 from 26 votes

Healthy Lemon Ginger Turmeric Salmon

Servings: 3
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Baked lemon ginger turmeric salmon in foil.
Lemon, ginger and turmeric lightly season salmon for a healthy and delicious main dish.


  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed or minced ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound wild caught salmon
  • extra slices of lemon
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place large sheet of aluminum foil on baking sheet.
  • In a bowl, add the lemon juice, ground turmeric, honey, minced garlic, minced ginger, salt and pepper. Mix.
  • Place salmon on top of foil on the baking sheet.
  • Pour the sauce mixture on top of the salmon. Top salmon with lemon slices.
  • Lift the edges of the foil upwards and fold over on top of salmon until fully covered. If you need more foil, add some to the top of the salmon.
  • Bake for 20 mins, or until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 F.
  • Option to garnish the salmon with parsley before serving.


For the minced ginger, you can buy crushed/minced ginger that is frozen. Then microwave it before adding it to the sauce. You get the same fresh taste this way. OR you take a piece of fresh ginger, peel it, and use a grater to mince it.


Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 30gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 782mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. deliciously complex yet subtle. If your taste buds are nuked by heavy flavors try ketchup on your salmon!  5 stars

  2. This was delicious.  Perfect balance of subtle flavor, sweet and savory. 
    So easy to prepare and cook.5 stars