Easy and Delicious Herb & Mayo Salmon Recipe

If you’re searching for a simple and mouthwatering salmon recipe, your search ends here! This Herb & Mayo Salmon recipe is perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions. The salmon is coated in a delectable sauce made with dill, lemon, capers, and mayonnaise, then baked until it’s perfectly flaky. Best of all, this recipe takes just 12 minutes to prepare from start to finish and is suitable for various dietary needs, including Whole30, Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free, and Dairy Free.

12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon

Salmon is undoubtedly my favorite fish to cook when I want a quick and easy dinner that isn’t chicken. While I often prepare salmon the same way, this recipe stands out due to its simplicity, speed, and incredible taste.

12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon

Why You’ll Love This Herb & Mayo Salmon

  • It’s a foolproof recipe, perfect for beginners or those unsure how to cook salmon.
  • From prep to plate, it only takes 12 minutes, making it ideal for busy days.
  • The leftovers taste just as delicious the next day.
  • It’s keto-friendly, Whole30 compliant, paleo, and gluten-free.

12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon


For this recipe, you’ll need:

  1. Salmon fillets
  2. Mayonnaise
  3. Garlic
  4. Capers
  5. Lemon
  6. Dill

After making the sauce, feel free to adjust the flavors to your preference by adding more lemon juice, dill, or capers.

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Fresh Dill or Dried Dill?

While fresh dill is preferred for this recipe, dried dill also works well. Keep in mind that dried herbs have a more concentrated flavor due to the removal of water during dehydration. As a general rule, use three times the amount of fresh herbs when substituting with dried herbs. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh dill, use only 1/2 tablespoon of dried dill.

12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon

How to Make Herb & Mayo Salmon

Making this salmon dish couldn’t be easier. It’s foolproof!

  1. Preheat the oven and place the salmon on a baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, capers, garlic, and dill.
  3. Spread the mixture over the salmon, ensuring it’s well coated.
  4. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Can This Recipe Be Made in the Airfryer?

Absolutely! Simply place the coated salmon in the airfryer and cook for 7 minutes at 400º Fahrenheit.

12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon

Can I Make Herb & Mayo Salmon in Advance?

For the best results, it’s recommended to cook the salmon just before serving. However, you can prepare the dill, caper, and lemon mayonnaise in advance and spread it over the salmon. Cover it and refrigerate for up to a day. When ready, simply bake it in the oven before serving.

Leftovers and Reheating

Leftover Herb & Mayo Salmon can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Enjoy them cold, straight from the fridge for the best taste. If reheating, do so slowly at 300°F for 8-10 minutes until just warmed through to prevent overcooking and drying out.

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12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon

What to Serve with Mayo Salmon

To complete your meal, consider adding some green beans or asparagus tossed in olive oil on the same baking sheet as the salmon. This creates an easy all-in-one meal. Alternatively, you can serve the salmon with a variety of delicious side dishes, such as charred asparagus, roasted radishes, lemon roasted green beans with shallots and almonds, roasted fennel with garlic and herbs, roasted broccoli, or bacon-wrapped green bean bundles.

12-Minute Herb & Mayo Salmon

Try These Salmon Recipes as Well

  • Pistachio Crusted Salmon
  • Blackened Salmon with Green Sauce
  • Garlic Honey Mustard Salmon
  • Easy Spinach Stuffed Salmon
  • Cajun Salmon Burgers with Mango Salsa
  • Coconut Ginger Salmon
  • Spicy Baked Salmon
  • Teriyaki Salmon Traybake

If you try this recipe, let me know in the comment section below. I would love to hear your thoughts or see photos! Don’t forget to tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram; I enjoy seeing your creations.

Herb & Mayo Salmon Recipe

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