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Easiest Baked Salmon With Lemon Tahini Sauce

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


The easiest baked salmon is roasted whole on a sheet pan and topped with a quick lemon tahini sauce that’s nutty, fresh and perfect for fish.


  • 1 lb. Moink salmon fillet (or salmon fillets)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp – 1/4 cup water (this will depend on the consistency of your tahini, which differs by brand & batch)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. Place the salmon fillet on a sheet pan and drizzle on olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1 teaspoon of the pepper. 
  3. Place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the salmon flakes apart easily in the middle. 
  4. In the meantime, mix together the tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder, remaining salt, remaining pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the water. Gradually add more water, if needed, until you reach your desired consistency. I like my sauce runny enough to drizzle, but thick enough that it sticks to what I dip it in.
  5. When the salmon is done, drizzle on the tahini sauce, or serve it on the side and dig in!  
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 455
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 821 mg
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg

Keywords: salmon, whole30, paleo, healthy dinner

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