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Healthy Salmon Marinade

Easy Salmon Marinade

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


A delicious and easy marinade for salmon filets you can make on the grill or in the oven!



4 salmon fillets 4-6 ounces each

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground mustard

2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper in a container with a lid. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add the salmon to the marinade and place it on the cover. Gently roll it to coat the salmon with the marinade.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
  4. Remove the salmon from the marinade and scrape off any excess bits of herbs or garlic so they don’t burn.
Grilling instructions: Preheat an outdoor grill on medium-high heat. Add the salmon fillets and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until the salmon is opaque throughout.
Oven instructions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the salmon on greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.


  • Serving Size: 1 filet
  • Calories: 274 calories
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 592 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 62 mg

Keywords: salmon marinade