Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon is a flavorful seasonal dish made with only a few ingredients! Serve it with a crisp salad for a well balanced meal!

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

I eat salmon at least once a week. In fact, baked sockeye salmon with a few simple ingredients is my go-to dish for when I am looking for something quick and easy.  I try to mix it up the seasoning depending on the season or whatever fresh ingredients I have available. With only five ingredients, the strawberry marinade is crisp, fresh and flavorful.

I love to serve this salmon with my favorite Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad. Fresh greens and whole berries complement the fish and create a wholesome meal.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

My love for the combination of strawberry and salmon started last summer when I ordered a traditional mixed greens salad with strawberries, pecans and salmon. I decided to create an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor and nutritional benefits. An unlikely pairing, the strawberry is a subtle crisp, refreshing flavor that complements well with the salmon.

I love cooking seafood at home because it is easy, requires minimal prep time and provides many nutritional benefits. Alaska sockeye salmon is a great choice because it is a deep orange-red color and the meat is very flavorful.

The cold water and natural environment of Alaska produces seafood with lean flesh, firm texture and superior flavor that is full of high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and oils essential to good health. With five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish, and numerous shellfish species, Alaska offers mouthwatering seafood options for every taste an cooking method and is available fresh, frozen and canned year round. Alaska seafood is high in protein, low in saturated fat, low in sodium and one of the best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

What is your favorite way to prepare salmon? Do you chose a traditional method or go with something different like seasonal berries in your marinade?

Yields 2 servings

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon
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  • 2 Sockeye Salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup (about 6) fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice from half of a lemon + lemon slices for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Puree strawberries in a food processor. In a medium bowl, combine strawberry puree, honey, olive oil, lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper. Add salmon to bowl and marinate in fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Lay salmon on lined baking sheet, brush with extra marinade and top with slice of lemon, if desired. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until just cooked through and flaky.

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I think this is the most creative salmon flavor, Ashley! I love that you paired it with strawberries. Sounds so perfect for the spring!

  2. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    oh Ashley, what a wonderful idea!!! love the strawberry marinade here!!! trying this!!!

  3. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    This is such a different take on the usual salmon dishes. I would sprinkle some goat cheese on top of the greens to add a savory component to this meal 😀

  4. Kelly

    Salmon is our favorite fish and pairing it with strawberries is such refreshing idea! It looks delicious with your strawberry spinach salad. The perfect healthy and tasty weeknight meal!

  5. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    This is so creative, Ashley! I would have never thought to pair salmon with strawberries. It sounds wonderful!

  6. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I love brushing a tiny bit of teriyaki sauce on the salmon before baking and then adding a bit more after the salmon is done. Baked salmon is my ultimate go-to weeknight dish! Love the seasonal touches in this dish, Ashley!

  7. mira

    Such a creative idea Ashley ! Love salmon and this strawberry lemon marinade sounds delicious!Pinned 🙂

  8. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    This looks like the perfect meal Ashley! I never would have thought to pair strawberry with salmon, but I LOVE the idea! Can’t wait to try this one out!

  9. Cyndi @ My Kitchen Craze

    I need to make more salmon at home. We have it maybe once a month if that. This looks easy and delicious! Love how simple it is to cook and comes together easily. Pinned! 😉

  10. Ashley

    How creative to use the fresh berries for the marinade!! I don’t really eat seafood (I know, I’m weird) but my husband would love this!

  11. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    The strawberry queen is at it again! My husband and I could probably eat salmon every night of the week, so I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting preparations. This dish definitely fits the bill- gorgeous!

  12. Katy

    This is such a fresh meal! Love all of the colors!

  13. Michelle { A Latte Food }

    Oooh I’m super intrigued by the strawberry and salmon combination! I’ve never had that before, but it looks so light and fresh. I’m definitely going to have to try!

  14. Izzy

    I don’t eat nearly enough salmon! I love it but I never seem to buy it and it is always expensive when I eat out, so I totally miss out on all the salmon eating! This looks so good and we are totally on the same page with the spinach and strawberries this week 🙂

  15. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    This is such a fantastic, healthy meal! I never thought of combining strawberries with salmon, but I love how it sounds. And the salad is such a perfect pairing with the salmon.

  16. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    We are so lucky to live next to a Whole Foods Market where we can get fresh Salmon! We love it!

  17. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    I haven’t had salmon in so long. This looks so gorgeous Ashley! I totally need to try it now!

  18. Brad

    I wasn’t much of a fan of Salmon until I tried some of your recopies. This is very good.

  19. Zainab

    I am a huge salmon fan but have yet to experiment with strawberries!! Amazing looking meal here and I can’t wait to try it!

  20. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    I absolutely adore strawberries + salmon! They are so strangely good together! This looks delicious, Ashley! I’ll bet it’s even better with the lemon!

  21. Diane

    Salmon and strawberries is a unique recipe combo! Thanks for the great idea!
    Thanks for linking this post to #PureBlogLove link party. The party starts every Thursday night at 8 p.m. EST and runs through the week end. I’m hosting over at I love your ideas, please link up again next week!!

  22. Zan

    I love salmon but have never had it with strawberries before. Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters linky party. We hope you will join us again at this Friday. Feel free to bring a friend!!

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