Amazing Honey Mustard Salmon

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by Fig Jar
2 servings
27 min
With mixed greens, tomatoes and green olives!

The most delicious honey mustard baked salmon you will ever have! Amazing flavor, plus–minimal preparation and ingredients means dinner is ready in 30 minutes!

I’m so excited about this recipe because it is literally the best salmon I’ve ever made! I tried out a couple of other baked honey mustard salmon recipes and was a little disappointed. I took matters into my own hands and came up with my own recipe and have struck gold. The flavor is amazing. The ingredients are simple. And it only takes just over 10 minutes to bake in the oven. You can have this on the table in under 30 minutes. I served mine on top of greens with marinated onions, tomatoes and green olives. The combination was absolutely perfect. Let’s make honey mustard salmon!

Ingredients for honey mustard salmon

  • Salmon: I get mine from butcher box and it’s always perfect. It comes individually portioned which makes it easy to just take out what I need from the freezer. This recipe is for 2 individual portions but you can easily double the amount of the marinade to serve more.
  • Honey mustard: I have found that I prefer the flavor of the store-bought honey mustard over adding honey to whole grain or dijon mustard.
  • Oil: I use avocado, but olive or canola oil would work too.
  • Spices: salt, pepper, garlic power and paprika

What to serve it with

I served my salmon on a bed of greens with tomatoes, green olives and marinated onions. This was a super delicious combination. Salty, savory and a little bit sweet. I dressed the greens lightly with a squeeze of lemon, drizzle of oil, salt and pepper. Super simple and the perfect balance of flavor for this salmon.

How to make it

Honey mustard salmon

To make this dish, simply whisk together the oil, honey mustard and spices. Then place the two filets in a baking dish, skin side down. Then rub the honey mustard mixture all over the top and sides of the salmon pieces.

Then the salmon goes into a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

While the salmon bakes, assemble the salads

You can of course make just the salmon and serve it with whatever sides you prefer but I love it on top of greens with marinated onions on top. While the salmon is baking, add greens to each plate, along with some chopped tomatoes and green olives.

I like to lightly dress the greens with a little lemon juice and a drizzle of avocado oil before adding the salmon and marinated onions.

Marinated onions

Marinated onions are basically pickled onions, the only difference is oil. So basically you marinate onion slices in a salad dressing! This tones down the pungency of the onions, making them a perfect addition to this baked salmon. They are also great on burgers, sandwiches and tacos too.

Tried this recipe?

I’d love to hear how it went! Please leave a comment/rating below and you can find me on instagram @thefigjar. Enjoy!

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Amazing Honey Mustard Salmon
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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Honey mustard salmon
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
Honey mustard dressing (to drizzle over salmon and the salad after cooking)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • pinch salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika
Marinated white onions
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups white onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup green olives
  • lemon juice
  • avocado oil
  • salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375.
Whisk together 2 tbsp honey mustard, 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp each of salt, pepper and paprika.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and place salmon in skin side down. Rub honey mustard mixture all over the top and sides of the salmon. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
After removing from the oven, gently flip each fillet over and remove the skin using a fork.
Marinated onions
Place onions in a jar with a secured lid. Add vinegars, water and seasonings. After securing the lid, shake vigorously and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving with the salmon.
Dressing (for drizzling over salmon and salad after cooking)
Combine all dressing ingredients, whisk until smooth.
Salad assembly
Place 2 cups on mixed greens on each plate. Sprinkle with cut tomatoes and green olives. Squeeze lemon juice over greens and drizzle with a little avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place a salmon fillet on each plate. Top with marinated onions and drizzle with honey mustard dressing.
  • While the salmon is baking, add the greens, tomatoes and olives two the plates. Dress with lemon and avocado oil.
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