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Baked Salmon Dijon

We really liked this Baked Salmon Dijon recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that we had to include it in the healthy recipe section.

This salmon entree is easy to make and a delicious treat for family and friends.


  • 1 c fat free sour cream
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 3 Tbsp scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillet with skin, cut in center
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • As needed, fat free cooking spray


  1. Whisk sour cream, dill, onion, mustard and lemon juice in small bowl to blend.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F. Lightly oil baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Place salmon, skin side down, on prepared sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. Spread with the sauce.
  4. Bake salmon until just opaque in center, about 20 minutes.

Nutritional Info:
Yield: 6 servings Serving size: 1 piece (4 oz)
Each serving provides:
Calories: 196
Total fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 76 mg
Sodium: 229 mg
Total fiber: less than 1 g
Protein: 27 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Potassium: 703 mg

SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motor sports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

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