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Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce

Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce

Looking for a satisfying and healthy dinner recipe to add to your weekly meal plan? This Oven Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce is extremely easy, making it a favorite 30 minute meal perfect for busy weeknights! 
Course Main, Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com


  • Oven Baked Salmon:
  • 4 (4-6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon each sea salt and black pepper
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  • Lemon Caper Sauce:
  • ½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (or ½ dried dill weed)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt and black pepper


  1. *Do not preheat oven.* Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place salmon fillets skin side down on baking sheet. Drizzle salmon with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Place salmon in cold oven. Turn on oven to 400 degrees F. Bake salmon for 20-25 minutes (depending on how thick salmon filets are and desired doneness) or until salmon easily flakes with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, to make lemon caper sauce, in a small bowl whisk together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice and zest, dill, garlic, capers, salt and black pepper.
  5. Serve oven baked salmon with lemon caper sauce. Optional, garnish with fresh dill and additional capers.