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Simple honey mustard salmon recipe


The key to a quick weeknight meal is having three components on hand to mix and match: a source of protein, a whole grain, and a vegetable. This honey mustard salmon is easy, satisfying, and cooks in less than 15 minutes.


  • 4 4-oz. salmon filets, fresh or thawed from frozen
  • 2 tbsp. mustard (I like to use spicy mustard)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. water


  1. Place salmon skin side down on a greased baking sheet. Arrange oven rack to be approximately 4-6 inches from broiler and pre-heat broiler.
  2. Combine mustard through water, then brush onto salmon filets.
  3. Cook 8-10 minutes under broiler, until fish flakes with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.

Approximate nutrition information, per filet: 250 calories, 12 grams fat, 11 grams carbohydrate, 25 grams protein

Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats and protein. I served mine with steamed broccoli and whole-grain black rice.

What is your go-to quick weeknight meal?