Salmon filet topped with creamy herb sauce set on a plate with broccoli, lemon wedge and a fork.

Baked Salmon Recipe with Mayonnaise

  • Author: Lauren Grant-Vose
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking


An easy and delicious salmon recipe that can be made any night of the week.



  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat Panko
  • 4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon filets
  • ¼ cup avocado oil or olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF (176ºC) with rack set in middle position.
  2. Arrange breadcrumbs on baking sheet in an even layer; bake until toasted and golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, zest lemon then cut lemon into wedges. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dill, shallot, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, ½ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt.
  4. Coat baking sheet with nonstick spray. Arrange salmon, skin-side down, on sheet; pat dry with paper towels. Season salmon with ½ teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over salmon.
  6. Roast salmon until it easily flakes with a fork and a thermometer inserted in the center registers 125ºF, 15–20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle salmon with toasted breadcrumbs, serve with lemon wedges.


Thickness matters when it comes to bake time. Look for filets that have a thickness of at least 1 inch. If you have thinner filets, keep an eye on them as they cook. Every ½-inch of thickness equals 5 minutes baking time.


  • Serving Size: 1 filet
  • Calories: 342
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 757mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
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