Cilantro lime salmon

Salmon marinated with cilantro and lime makes a tasty cilantro lime salmon meal for any time of day!

Salmon marinated with cilantro and lime makes a tasty cilantro lime salmon meal for any time of day! #salmon

I don’t have many fish recipes on this website.  Actually this is only my second one (see here for my salmon avocado salad recipe).  And that is because I’m the only one in the family that actually likes eating fish on a regular basis.  The kids will eat crumbed and fried calamari, or the classic Australian fish and chips, but only if it doesn’t taste too fishy!  Grant has realized he just likes batter and tartare sauce, and the fish is simply a carrier for it.  Which means that when we go out for a meal, I will often choose salmon or some other fish, just because I don’t get the opportunity to have it at home very often.  Unless I make it just for myself.  Which gets a little tiring after a while.

Although, over the past few months, I’ve convinced both kids to let me cook them fish and chips at home – which is simply putting some lemon pepper seasoning on the fillet and baking.  And pairing with my seasoned potato wedges and lots of veggies.  Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get Grant to try some at some stage as well!

Anyway, for this month’s Recipe Swap Club, I was given Simply Made Recipes (see here for the full website).  I was a little daunted, because the creator of this website, Amber, is actually the one who coordinates the Recipe Swap Club every month, so I wanted to give it all I had …  Add another complication to the mix (apart from my gluten and dairy intolerance issues) and this is the month I’m doing my second Whole30.  Which, as you may know, means no sugar, gluten, dairy, grains or legumes.  As I was scrolling through the many awesome recipes from Amber, I was trying to figure out whether I wanted to try to adapt one of them to be Whole30, whether I’d make it just as it is and ask for my family’s opinions if it wasn’t Whole30 compliant, or whether I could find one that met the Whole30 guidelines.

And I did.  And this is it.  Now, because I’m the only one who was interested in eating salmon (see the first paragraph!), I had to scale the recipe down, so this is a dressing for just one salmon fillet.  But you can find the original cilantro lime salmon recipe (which serves a family) right here.  Either way, if you’re cooking for yourself, or for a family, please try it.  The recipe is so simple, using common ingredients and just lifts the taste of the salmon to a new level.  Trust me!

Cilantro Lime Salmon

(Paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 clove chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 150 g salmon fillet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place salmon fillet on foil-covered baking sheet and ensure no bones remain.
  3. Mix together all other ingredients and add salt/pepper to taste.
  4. Run onto the salmon fillet until all covered evenly.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Dried cilantro leaves work as well, just use about 1 tsp.

Salmon marinated with cilantro and lime makes a tasty cilantro lime salmon meal for any time of day! #salmon

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