Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
19 mins

Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon is one of my favorite quick & healthy dinner recipes. It’s full of tangy and sweet flavors from only 3 ingredients with a whooping 218 calories per serving!

Swooning over this salmon dish? You’ll love my Honey Mustard Baked Salmon recipe too!Top view of Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon garnished with scallions

Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon

I seriously, cannot even describe to you how amazing this weekend was! Do you know what the best part about it was? We basically did absolutely nothing!

I have been traveling on and off every other week for the past two months and to be able to just sit at home and not have any “to do’s” was incredible! We went out to dinner with my brother and his wife Friday night at one of our favorite places, sat outside, drank margaritas, and laughed! Saturday we woke up late (well to us 8:15am is late), just sat around, and then decided … let’s paint the office.. so all three of us piled into Mike’s car and went to the store to buy paint.

A raw salmon fillet on parchment paper

Truth be told, painting is something I love to do but don’t do nearly enough. It makes me happy to see a finished product and in the process I find it relaxing. (or maybe its just the fumes getting to me)

We finished off the day with some wine and Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta that had sun dried tomatoes in it, which is actually going to be featured on Julie’s Eats & Treats blog next week (i’m a contributor over there).

I had been looking forward to this weekend for a while. Nothing special was planned but I think that was what I was looking forward too. I am a home body by nature and I definitely recharge by being alone for a little bit and this weekend was exactly what I needed.

Steps to prepare Maple Dijon Salmon

How do you recharge yourself? Do you recharge when you’re with a group of people or at home reading a good book with a glass of wine?

Ok, change of subject! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but over the past couple of weeks there are have been more seafood recipes on JHE. I’ve kinda fallen in love with the soft flaky texture of it and it feels lighter on my tummy then a big juicy steak. Although, sometimes a big juicy steak is needed. 🙂

This Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make, with only 3 ingredients! That’s right you heard me, THREE! Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and Salmon!

Close-up of Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon filet topped with scallions

Can’t get much easier than that!

Why This is The Best Salmon Recipe

What I love about this Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon is the tangy sweet flavor from the glaze. When the Salmon is baked with the Dijon Maple mixture is starts to caramelize and crisp up on the outside of the Salmon because the sugars in the maple syrup start to react to the heat of the oven. It is absolutely incredible!

Baking the fish as opposed to grilling it ensures consistent heat, so your fish will be cooked all the way through. As soon as I took the Salmon out of the oven and used a fork to test it, the Salmon flaked away perfectly and the flavor is OMG good!

Top view of Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon fillet with scallions

I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of this recipe! It will be perfect for those quick school nights that are coming in less than a month! So be sure to pin it so you have it for later! PS if you’re looking for more Healthy 30 Minute Meals be sure to follow me on Pinterest!


Bon Appetite!

Close up of Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon with a fork

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Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 19 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon is one of my favorite quick & healthy dinner recipes. It’s full of tangy and sweet flavors from only 3 ingredients with a whooping 218 calories per serving!



  • 1.5 lbs Fresh Salmon Filet
  • 1/4 cup stone ground dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (grade B)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Pat salmon dry using a paper towel.
  3. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.
  4. Place salmon on covered baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl mix mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Brush the mustard maple mixture on salmon, reserved a small amount for glazing later.
  7. Bake salmon for 9 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, brush remaining mixture on salmon.
  9. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes until salmon flakes with a fork.
  10. Remove and serve!


  • Serving Size: 3-4 oz.
  • Calories: 218
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 691 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg

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Steps to prepare Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon



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40 Responses
  1. Dar Steyer

    This recipe is super simple, but a little sweet for my liking. I would use less maple syrup.

  2. wenders328

    I used the maple syrup, dijon mustard & added half the same amount of soy sauce. This was so easy and absolutely scrumptious. Thanks so much for the recipe. It will definitely be one of my quick go-to dinners.

  3. Aimee Chase

    Giving this try for my dinner, my husband isn’t feeling so confident. I’m going to wing it and lessen it down to what I think is appropriate for one person.. here’s to hoping! So excited..😍😍😍

  4. Cryssoula Dimaki

    Hello, I would like to ask you if I could substitute the maple syrup with honey or dark sugar? If yes, could you please tell me the exact quantity?
    Thank you in advance for your help!

  5. Samantha Martinez

    What should I serve with this Dijon Maple Glazed Salmon? It looks so tasty, I’d hate to flatten the meal by serving it with some bland steamed rice. Any suggestions that would go well? Thanks!

  6. Deb

    Has anyone actually made the dish… maybe, I missed it in the comments. Would like some actual feedback from those who’ve made it.

    1. elisa

      I’ve made the dish tonight and this is my first recipe trial from this site. But this thing is SUPER DELICIOUS! I’m not a big fan of maple syrup and I was a bit suspicious at the beginning but it just turned out to be a great dinner. And thanks so much Krista. Will follow your food!

      1. Krista

        hurray! I love it when a recipe wow’s like that! You totally made my dad Elisa! Thanks so much for the follow, it means alot!

  7. Cate | Chez CateyLou

    Your weekend sounds lovely!! The glaze on this salmon looks incredible, and you photographed it so beautifully!

  8. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    Laid back weekends are the best!! Glad you enjoyed yourself! Love this maple salmon. We are huge seafood lovers at our house! Pinned!

  9. Laura O|Petite Allergy Treats

    A weekend of just hanging out with friends is the best! So glad you could slow down a bit… And this salmon looks incredible! I don’t even like mustard but I really need to try this!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Laura! I think we all need a little “me time” here and now.

      You don’t like mustard!!! Thats just crazy talk! You’ll love this and it might just get you started on mustard! 🙂 hehe

  10. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I seriously cannot stop drooling over how freakin’ amazing this salmon looks, Krista! Love your twist using dijon and maple rather than the usual honey! My Tuesday dinner totally needs this kind of awesome in it. 🙂

    1. Krista

      OH.. thanks so much Sarah! The sweet maple in this goes perfect with the salmon, totally a tuesday night dinner kinda meal! 🙂 hehe

  11. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    Your weekend is exactly how I like to recharge. Nothing crazy but able to just rest and do what you want to do! We have had so many busy weekends lately, that we sorta did the same thing this past weekend! Totally refreshing!

    We definitely do not eat enough salmon around here and this maple glaze sounds right up my alley! So easy and perfect for a date night!

    1. Krista

      Yeah for refreshing weekends! And girl, believe me, you will enjoy them even more when your little guy comes! 🙂

      You know what, we don’t eat salmon very much, but I’m going to change that and this recipe was the first of many! hehe

  12. allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

    Super delicious Krista! Three magic ingredients = heaven. This New England girl loves maple syrup and salmon!

  13. Joanie @ Zagleft

    I find painting so relaxing too ( you’re right, it could possibly be the fumes 🙂 ) There’s something about starting a project and seeing the results of your work. This salmon recipe sounds perfect. We eat salmon weekly and I love trying new ways to jazz it up. I’ll be giving your recipe a try, it sounds fantastic!

  14. Justine | Cooking and Beer

    I’ll continue to patiently wait for you to come move next door and cook me dinner. I think it would be great, don’t you?! For reals girl, this looks delicious. Pinning!

    1. Krista

      hahah… Love it girl! 🙂 I totally think it would be great! We could go on hikes together, run, and then indulge on all the amazing food we make! Yippee!

  15. Annie @Maebells

    I thought I was the only one who liked to paint so much! We have been in our house 6 years and I have repainted every room at least 3 times! I have no idea why, I just enjoy the process. And I am loving this salmon, we try to do salmon once a week since it is so good for you but sometimes I need something new and different. This is just the ticket!

    1. Krista

      haha… I go through phases.. this might be another paint phase! hehe not sure my husband is as thrilled about it as me!

      Glad you like this recipe girl, hope you and the fam enjoy it! Its delicious!

  16. Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen

    I’m also the type of person who needs some alone time to recharge. So glad you were able to have such a fun and relaxing weekend! Mine was a good mix of family time, fun, and relaxation too. 🙂

    I’m saving this recipe to try soon! I can never have too many easy 30 minute meals, and I love baked salmon! That dijon maple glaze looks sooo good!

    1. Krista

      Hurray for fun relaxing weekends! They are the best!

      Hope you enjoy the recipe Kristine, well actually, I know you will so make it soon! 🙂 hehe

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