Marinated Wild Salmon


A delicious, healthy lemon-garlic marinade for salmon with cilantro and red chili flakes. Marinate at least 6 hours. Broil in the oven or grill 7 to 8 minutes per side.

close up view of Marinated Wild Salmon with herbs, served with peppers and asparagus on a blue plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 salmon fillets


  • 4 salmon fillets

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Season fillets with salt and pepper, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Set aside in a baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, balsamic vinegar, sugar, green onions, and cilantro. Pour marinade over salmon; cover, and refrigerate overnight, or at least 6 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  4. Arrange salmon on a broiling sheet. Place in a preheated oven, and bake for 5 minutes. Increase heat to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), turn fillets, and broil 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
26g Fat
12g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 503mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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