Healthy and Easy Weeknight Dish: Salmon with Lemon and Capers


I love to make salmon at least once a week, and I find that sometimes less is more and simpler is better when it comes to cooking salmon. This recipe is so easy, fresh and delicious. Feel free to substitute basil for the chives and vegetable broth for the white wine.

Salmon with Lemon and Capers

Cook Time:

12 minutes

Prep Times:

10 minutes


4 servings


4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons capers
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
8 lemon slices (about 2 lemons)


1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Sprinkle salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Place the fillets in large shallow baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice, white wine, if desired and olive oil.

3. Bake the fillets at 425° for 6 minutes; add capers and cook 4 to 6 more minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fillets from pan, and keep warm. Garnish with lemons and chives.

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