Anti-inflammatory Honey-Mustard Herbed Salmon

Honey-Mustard Herbed Samon
Stephanie Clarke, MS, RD & Willow Jarosh, MS, RD
Total Time 13 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 8 min
Yield 2 servings (239 calories each)

Salmon is a potent source of omega 3-fats which help fight inflammation and also help keep all the cells in your body healthy.

The herbs is the flavorful honey-mustard sauce pack this dish with antioxidants, increasing the anti-inflammatory power of your meal. The herbs also allow a smaller amount of honey to be used, but with maximum flavor impact. Meaning, you get that honey mustard flavor without too much sugar.


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces skin-on salmon filets (2, 5-ounce filets)


1. Pre-heat your oven to 425F.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

3. Whisk together all ingredients except salmon.

4. Spread mustard mixture evenly over each piece of salmon.

5. Bake, skin-side down, until salmon flakes apart, about 8 minutes.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Swap in maple syrup in place of honey for a maple-mustard variation. The calorie count will vary by only a few calories.

Try the honey mustard sauce on chicken or, for a vegetarian option, use it to flavor up tofu or tempeh.

To save time, try a pre-mixed, salt-free Italian seasoning in place of the tarragon, oregano, and thyme.

Note that you can also grill the salmon if you have a grill handy!

Cooking and Serving Tips

Serve this salmon with a side of baked sweet potato fries and sauteed spinach for a balanced meal.

You can also use this salmon as part of a green salad, with chopped walnuts and arugula.

If you want to get ahead on meal prep, prep the salmon filets and freeze with the sauce on. Then thaw and bake when needed.

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