Baked salmon with Himalayan salt

Baked salmon with Himalayan salt (salt slab salmon) – have you ever wanted to cook salmon fillets but you didn’t know where to start?

Baked salmon is not only delicious but it is also recognised as a healthy choice. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your heart and brain health. The protein content in salmon is excellent, and it’s also a good source of various vitamins and minerals. When you bake it, you can keep it relatively low in calories compared to other cooking methods. So, it’s a fantastic option for a nutritious and tasty meal.

Here is a simple to prepare, fast cooking, healthy meal, ready in 25 minutes – what could be easier?

Baked salmon with Himalayan salt

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2 x 6-ounce fillets


  • 2 salmon fillets (approximately 6-ounces in weight each)
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • Butter (optional)
  • Dill (optional for garnishing)
  • Lemon wedges (optional for garnishing)

Cooking Instructions for baked salmon with Himalayan salt

  • Lift salmon fillets out of fridge and allow to come up to room temperature
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180C degrees (350F or Gas mark 4)
  • Layer an oven proof dish with foil
  • Place salmon fillets on the foil, skin side down
  • Sprinkle with the Himalayan salt
  • If using place a small slice of butter on top of each salmon fillet
  • Wrap up the foil and place in the centre of the oven
  • Bake the salmon for 20 minutes
  • Sprinkle finely chopped Dill over each fillet and serve with a wedge of lemon

Serving suggestion – serve with a fresh green salad or a selection of steamed vegetables.

For a crunchy texture for your baked salmon just sprinkle some Himalayan Salt over the top before serving.

Nutritional information per 6 ounce serving

  • Calories 180
  • Total fat 6g
  • Saturated fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 28g 

Health benefits of Baked Salmon with Himalayan salt

Salmon is naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids. 

Omega-3 fatty acids can:

  • Help improve brain function
  • Help reduce blood pressure
  • Help ease inflammation
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Improve brain function

Salmon is also a fantastic source of minerals such as potassium and selenium, and is a great source of protein. The high-quality protein, makes it an excellent choice for muscle health. It’s also packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, B vitamins, and selenium. These nutrients support your immune system and overall well-being.

Additionally, the antioxidant astaxanthin in salmon contributes to skin health and can even protect your eyes.

So, when it comes to healthy and delicious ingredients, baked salmon is a superstar! If you ever want more details or recipe ideas, just let me know.

Cooking tips

Always let the fish come up to room temperature before cooking.

Wrapping the salmon in baking foil helps keep moisture locked in but if you don’t want to use baking foil then you could use baking parchment instead.

To enjoy different flavors you can try using a range of everyday ingredients such as:

  • Lemon and butter
  • Lemon and Dill – see above
  • Lemon and Rosemary
  • Garlic butter
  • Pesto

Just follow the main recipe and add whatever combination you like – you can’t go wrong. 

You could also try cooking your salmon on a Himalayan Salt Block or on the barbecue.

More ideas

If you would like to find out more about salt why not check out our articles in the Salt Facts section?  Ready to explore a bit more?  Why not pop on over to our Salt Products and Salt Recipe sections?