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Easy Whole30 Baked Salmon with Spice Rub

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 18 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 1x
  • category Category: Seafood, Whole30
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


An Easy Whole30 Baked Salmon rubbed down with a smoky spice rub, rosemary, thyme and fresh lemons. This quick healthy dinner is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients for the ultimate bite.



  • 2 lb. salmon
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 large lemon, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place salmon in the center of the foil.
  3. In a small bowl, add garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix everything together until combined.
  4. Pat salmon dry. Brush avocado oil on top. Season with spice rub and fresh herbs. Tuck lemon slices under the salmon.
  5. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, you want it flaky.
  6. Remove salmon from oven and turn broiler on HIGH.
  7. Place salmon back under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes till there is slight browning on top.
  8. Remove from oven. Garnish with chopped parsley and more lemon slices.


  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 213
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 118 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 57 mg

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