Dijon Mustard Salmon


Dijon mustard salmon is a delicious baked salmon recipe that gives you an elegant meal quick enough to serve on any weeknight. This scrumptious fish has only a few ingredients but loads of flavor. Make this dijon mustard salmon tonight for a dinner you can enjoy and feel great about eating.

I don’t serve a ton of seafood in my house.

Partially because it is expensive and partially because seafood has a bad and undeserved reputation as being high maintenance and hard to prepare. Also, because my crew can be pretty picky about it.

This dijon mustard salmon is anything but high maintenance though. And this baked salmon recipe is loaded with restaurant quality flavor.

It’s just as delicious as any salmon on the menu at any restaurant.

The Easiest Baked Salmon Ever

Not only is this salmon packed full of so much flavor, but it is unbelievably easy to make. You only need a few basic ingredients for this simple but savory fish recipe.

To make this dijon mustard salmon you need:

  • salmon
  • parsley
  • dijon mustard
  • lemon juice
  • vegetable oil
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

That’s it! Nothing hard to find. Everything but the fish itself, I always have on hand too.

You can use fresh of frozen salmon filets in this recipe, but I whole-heartedly recommend springing for fresh filets. Or a fresh slab that you cut into pieces yourself. Fresh just tastes, well fresher.

If using frozen salmon filets, make sure they’re completely thawed before proceeding with the recipe as written.

Similarly, you can use skin on or skin off salmon. That’s totally up to personal preference.

Me? I want somebody else to have pulled that thing off my fish, and done all the ‘prep’ work for me- so I always buy boneless, skinless. I’m squeamish & I know it.

How to Make Dijon Mustard Salmon

With so few ingredients, you can bet that making this scrumptious salmon is so easy!

Preheat the oven to 375. Next, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Then you can put your salmon fillets on the pan, skin side down.

Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them together with a fork or a whisk until evenly combined.

After that, pour the mixture over the salmon using a spatula to scrape the bowl and then spread it out evenly over the top of the fish.

Then bake the salmon for 20 minutes and enjoy!

What to Serve with Dijon Mustard Salmon

This easy baked salmon recipe gives you tons of options for sides. I love it with this stick of butter rice and green beans or asparagus.

It would also be fantastic with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.

You could even serve it over a big salad. Or you can totally keep things simple and just serve it as is with a side of plain wild rice. You really can’t go wrong, whichever option you choose.

Other Salmon Recipes You Might Enjoy

This classic salmon dish is a beginner friendly fish recipe loaded with big flavors. Make some the next time you are short on prep time but still want a deliciously satisfying meal.

Looking for some variety? Try these salmon recipes:

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Dijon Mustard Glazed Baked Salmon

Tender oven baked salmon filets are glazed in a lightly seasoned Dijon mustard spread with fresh parsley. It's a healthy seafood entree that can easily be paired with a variety of simple side dishes turning it into a flavorful meal you can feel good about enjoying and serving.
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Course: Fish, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal


  • 4-6 1/4 lb salmon fillets
  • 4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place salmon on the pan and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine parsley, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, vegetable oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste and mix together.
  • Coat the top of each salmon fillet with the mixture and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve. & enjoy!


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4980IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 5mg
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3 thoughts on “Dijon Mustard Salmon

    1. One of the many reasons I adore this salmon recipe- how quick it is to get on the table from start to finish!

  1. I made this recipe for cod instead of salmon tonight (Christmas eve) and it came out amazing. It’s a perfect flavor combination. It’s super easy with very little prep time.

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