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This healthy Greek Salmon Baked in Foil is an easy dinner recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes! The fish and vegetables cook together in disposable packets with lemon, garlic and herbs for a convenient weeknight meal and almost no cleanup!

Overhead shot of foil pack salmon on a plate with a fork

Whether you’re on the lookout for a simple dinner that you can prepare over the fire on your next camping trip, or a quick seafood option that you can toss in the oven on a busy night, this healthy baked salmon recipe is the perfect solution!

An added bonus? You can assemble this entire meal in advance! Take the stress out of the last-minute dinnertime rush by walking in the door, baking the packets for 20 minutes, and serving your family a fresh Mediterranean entrée with virtually zero cleanup!

Front shot of baked salmon in a foil packet with zucchini peppers and onions

How to Bake Salmon in Foil:

This simple, low-calorie dinner comes together in about 10 minutes! First, prepare a simple lemon sauce that will steam and infuse your fish and vegetables. Whisk together the following ingredients:

  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper
Lemon sauce in a blue and white flower bowl with small whisk

Set aside the sauce and assemble the foil packets. Start with the fresh vegetables:

  • Red bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
Three bowls of chopped fresh bell peppers, zucchini and onion

Divide the vegetables evenly between four large pieces of aluminum foil.

Fresh sliced vegetables in center of piece of aluminum foil

Next, top the vegetables with a piece of salmon.

Piece of raw salmon on top of fresh vegetables on a piece of aluminum foil

Drizzle the lemon, garlic and herb sauce over the fish and vegetables…

Spooning lemon juice over piece of salmon and vegetables

and then seal the foil packets so that none of the steam can escape.

Closing and sealing packet of salmon baked in foil

Place the foil packets on a large rimmed baking sheet.

How long to bake salmon in foil at 400 degrees F:

A 4-ounce piece of salmon requires about 20 minutes to bake in foil at 400 degrees F. You know the fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. The vegetables should be tender at this point, too!

Piece of salmon baked in foil

What to serve with Salmon Baked in Foil:

You’ve already got your protein and your vegetables in these convenient foil packets, so you don’t need much more on the side. Here are a few options that go well with the fish:

Salmon with a fork on a plate with fresh lemon

Cook’s Tips and Recipe Variations:

  • Pick your favorite vegetables! If you just want to use zucchini, or if you just want to use peppers and onions, that’s fine — just double or triple the quantities accordingly. You can also use chopped cabbage, sliced mushrooms, yellow summer squash, fresh spinach, or other vegetables that you enjoy.
  • For a shortcut, skip the homemade lemon sauce and use a store-bought Greek vinaigrette salad dressing to drizzle over your fish and vegetables.
  • Don’t love salmon? Substitute with pieces of fresh cod, mahi-mahi, or your other favorite fish.
  • Make sure that you tightly seal your foil packets so that none of the steam escapes while the salmon is baking.
  • If you don’t want to bake the salmon in the oven, you can also put these foil packets on the grill or cook them over a campfire!
Long overhead shot of Greek salmon baked in foil with lemon

Other easy salmon recipes that you might enjoy:

Overhead shot of foil pack salmon on a plate with a fork

Greek Salmon Baked in Foil

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal
This healthy Greek Salmon Baked in Foil is an easy dinner recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes! The fish and vegetables cook together in disposable packets for a convenient weeknight meal and almost no cleanup!

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 zucchini thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 4 salmon fillets skin removed (about 4 ounces each)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray four large square pieces of aluminum foil (about 8 inches by 8 inches each) with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Divide zucchini, bell pepper and onion evenly among the four pieces of aluminum foil. Place a piece of salmon on top of the vegetables.
  • Drizzle each salmon fillet with the lemon juice mixture. Seal the foil packets by folding them over the fish and pinching tightly to close. Place the foil packets on a large baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Notes

  • Pick your favorite vegetables! If you just want to use zucchini, or if you just want to use peppers and onions, that’s fine — just double or triple the quantities accordingly. You can also use chopped cabbage, sliced mushrooms, yellow summer squash, fresh spinach, or other vegetables that you enjoy.
  • For a shortcut, skip the homemade lemon sauce and use a store-bought Greek vinaigrette salad dressing to drizzle over your fish and vegetables.
  • Don’t love salmon? Substitute with pieces of fresh cod, mahi-mahi, or your other favorite fish.
  • Make sure that you tightly seal your foil packets so that none of the steam escapes while the salmon is baking.
  • If you don’t want to bake the salmon in the oven, you can also put these foil packets on the grill or cook them over a campfire!

Nutrition

Serving: 1foil packet of salmon, vegetables and sauceCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 23gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 638mgPotassium: 802mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1075IUVitamin C: 55.2mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword: Easy Salmon Recipe, Healthy Baked Salmon Recipe, Salmon Baked in Foil
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Blair Lonergan
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  1. 5 stars
    Yum, yum, yum! I took the quick route and used my favorite Greek dressing. I also reduced the time to 15 minutes because my over cooks HOT, and I didn’t want to overcook the salmon.

    I had some fresh sockeye salmon from Northwest and just YES!

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I’m glad that you thought to adjust for your hotter oven. So glad that it was a hit! 🙂