Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon – An easy & healthy dinner that’s done in 15 minutes! Fresh salmon fillets are brushed with a sweet & tangy glaze then baked to perfection!

A close up photo of maple mustard glazed salmon sitting on a dark baking pan next to fresh lemon slices

Salmon is always my go-to protein for a quick and easy dinner. It’s healthy, full of nutrients, has great natural flavor and cooks in minutes! This maple mustard glazed salmon is one of our favorite ways to prepare it! Fresh salmon fillets are brushed with a sweet and tangy glaze then simply seasoned and baked to perfection! You’re going to love this combination of flavors!

I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a few basic recipes in their arsenal – and this glazed salmon is one of them! It’s super simple, has a 3 ingredient glaze and takes less than 15 minutes to bake!

Ingredients used to make maple mustard glazed salmon

Ingredients For Maple Mustard Salmon

  • Salmon fillets: Look for fillets similiar in size so they finish cooking at the same time. (You can use fillets with or without the skin for this recipe.)
  • Maple syrup: Always use real maple syrup!
  • Dijon mustard: We use smooth dijon mustard for ours but grainy mustard can be used instead. (Grainy mustard will add texture and give your salmon a more mustard-forward flavor.)
  • Garlic: You’ll need 2 garlic cloves for this recipe!
  • Spices: Salt, black pepper, paprika and dried dill are needed to spice up your salmon!
A small white bowl filled with a 3 ingredient maple mustard sauce for salmon
A large baking dish filled with 2 salmon fillets brushed with a maple mustard glaze and seasoned with paprika, dried dill, salt and black pepper

How To Make Maple Mustard Salmon In The Oven

1/ Preheat your oven. Turn your oven on to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Make your glaze. Whisk your maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic together in a small bowl then set it aside. (I’d suggest reserving some of your glaze or making an extra batch of glaze to serve with the salmon later.)

3. Glaze your salmon. Then place the salmon fillets in your prepared dish and brush them with your glaze. (If using fillets with the skin on, place your salmon skin side down in the dish.) Then sprinkle each fillet with salt, pepper, paprika and dried dill (if using).

4. Bake. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

5 .Serve! Serve immediately with your reserved glaze and enjoy!

3 maple mustard glazed salmon fillets sitting on a dark baking pan drizzled with extra glaze

Serving Suggestions

You can’t go wrong when it comes to side dishes for this glazed salmon! Think simple roasted veggies like broccoli, asparagus and carrots. Or any type of potatoes (regular, baby or sweet potatoes) would be amazing with it too! We usually serve ours with my citrus and pomegranate kale salad during the fall/winter months or my peach and blueberry kale salad during spring and summer. It’s soo good!

FAQ’s

  • How do I know when my salmon is done baking? Your salmon should flake easily with a fork and be a pink-orangish color throughout.
  • Can I save my leftover salmon? Absolutely! Simply place your leftover fillets in an air tight container and keep them stored in the refrigerator. They should stay good for up to 3-4 days if stored properly.
  • Can I use grainy mustard instead of smooth dijon mustard? Yes! Grainy mustard will add a little testure to your salmon along with a more “mustard-forward flavor.”
A metal fork cutting into a perfectly baked maple mustard salmon fillet

Why you’ll love this glazed salmon recipe!

  • Simple ingredients! Most of these ingredients are pantry staples you already have at home!
  • An easy weeknight dinner! With very little prep work, dinner can be ready in less than 15 minutes!
  • Perfect blend of sweet & savory! Sweetness from the syrup + tang from the mustard combine to make the best sweet & savory glaze!

Need it gluten free? Great news, it already is!

Need it dairy free? Great news, it already is!

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Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon – An easy & healthy dinner that's done in 15 minutes! Fresh salmon fillets are brushed with a sweet & tangy glaze then simply seasoned & baked to perfection!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: baked salmon, dinner recipes, maple dijon glaze, maple mustard glazed salmon, salmon recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (with or without skin)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp smooth dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste (optional)
  • Dried dill, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Then mix your maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic together and set it aside. (Reserve some of the glaze in a separate bowl or make another batch of glaze to serve with your salmon later.)
  • Then place the salmon fillets in your prepared dish (skin side down if using fillets with skin) and brush your glaze over the top. Season each fillet with salt, pepper, paprika and dried dill (if using).
  • Next place your dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve immediately with your reserved glaze on the side.

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