Honey Za’atar Salmon


Last Updated on December 27, 2021

Simple and delicious honey za’atar salmon is a new weeknight staple! This recipe is so easy to make for a healthy week day meal.

Honey Za'atar Salmon

Za’atar Salmon

Za’atar is one of my favorite middle-eastern spice blends made from a mix of toasted sesame seeds, sumac, thyme, marjoram, and a few other spices. I love using it on salmon, roasted veggies, or even in a breakfast sandwich.

This honey za’atar salmon is so flavorful, and comes together so easily. The salmon stays juicy, and the combination of flavors works so well together.

Honey Za'atar Salmon

During the week, I’m all about quick, healthy dinners- especially if they come together in one sheet pan!

To add a little variety to this meal, I roasted sliced sweet potatoes and baby carrots for 20 minutes before adding the seasoned salmon fillets. Within 40 minutes, you have a dish that can be served as is, or enjoyed with a side salad and your favorite rice.

How to make honey za’atar salmon

  1. Start off by patting your salmon fillets with a paper towel to dry of any excess moisture
  2. Season the fillets with salt, pepper and za’atar
  3. Zest about 1/2 a lemon over the salmon, then drizzle the fillets with honey and olive oil
  4. Bake for about 8 minutes, and broil for another 2 minutes to achieve the perfect crisp texture

If you wanted to prepare this dish with a side of veggies, be sure to roast those first for around 20 minutes, then add the salmon fillets to the same tray to let it all finish cooking together.

Honey Za'atar Salmon

This simple salmon dish is the perfect healthy dinner. It’s incredibly flavorful, flaky, and an easy recipe that’s made in under an hour. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!

What to serve with your Honey Za’atar Salmon:

Wild Rice Salad with Green Goddess Tahini

Veggie Rice Fritters

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Za’atar Yogurt Dip

Honey Sriracha Roasted Carrots

Honey Za’atar Salmon

5 from 3 votes
Course: Main


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  • 3 3 -4 salmon fillets, 4 oz each

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 za’atar spice

  • 1 tsp 1 lemon zest

  • 1 1/2 tsp 1 1/2 honey

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • Fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 400 F
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry and add them to a parchment lined baking sheet. I pre-roasted sliced sweet potato and carrots for 20 minutes and added the salmon to the same sheet pan.
  • Season the salmon with the salt, pepper and za’atar.
  • Zest about 1/2 a lemon over the salmon fillets, then drizzle the fillets with honey and then with the olive oil.
  • Bake the salmon for 8 minutes, then broil for 2 minutes. Timing will vary depending on the size and thickness of the salmon.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish once its ready and serve with your favorite sides!

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  1. This was a huge hit with my family! Will make again and again!

  2. This was fast, easy, and delicious. We will definitely make this for dinner again soon.

  3. My salmon-hating son just begged for thirds of this salmon and then licked the bones! A big thank you from this Alaskan mom!

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