Maple Dijon Salmon


Last Updated on December 2, 2020

maple dijon salmon

This maple dijon salmon is a delicious way to switch up your fish game! It’s topped with a sweet & savory, sauce, fresh herbs, and perfectly cooked to yield delicious, flakey salmon.

Pair it with your favorite side salad, roasted potatoes, or veggie side dish. It comes together in just about 20 minutes, and is a simple weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!

maple dijon salmon

I’m all about keeping weeknight dinners simple. This glaze is made with just 6 basic ingredients, and truly elevates this dish. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous with all of those fresh herbs!

I originally made this dish a few weeks ago for my in-laws when they stopped by for lunch. It was so easy to make, and the sweet and savory flavors were unbeatable. I knew I had to remake it for the blog.

I served it this week with a spinach salad topped with a balsamic glaze and fresh mozzarella, plus some latkes that i’m testing (coming soon!)

These flavors would pair well with just about anything!

What to serve with your Maple Dijon Salmon:

  1. Roasted brussels sprouts, like these maple balsamic roasted sprouts
  2. Crispy potatoes, or my favorite garlic smashed potatoes
  3. Oven-baked crispy zucchini chips
  4. A hearty side salad, like this Thai salad with peanut dressing

I like to switch up the herbs when I make this. Parsley, cilantro and dill would be my top 3 choices for this salmon. I love using a grainy dijon mustard for this, but any would work well!

REHEATING LEFTOVERS: leftover salmon doesn’t always heat up the best, so I like to either eat it cold over a salad, or heat it up on a skillet for a few minutes so it gets crispy. Leftovers should stay fresh for up to 3 days.

I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

Be sure to check out some other salmon recipes to make during the week, like these Spinach and Feta Salmon Burgers, or Honey Garlic Salmon

Maple Dijon Salmon

5 from 3 votes
Course: Main


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This salmon would go well with any combination of herbs. Parsley, cilantro or dill are my top choices!


  • 1.5-2 lbs salmon fillet

  • Salt & pepper

  • Maple Dijon Glaze
  • 2 tbsp 2 dijon mustard

  • 2 tbsp 2 pure maple syrup

  • 1 clove 1 of garlic, crushed

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 375 F
  • Place your salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet and pat it dry. Season with salt and pepper
  • In a small bowl, mix together the dijon, maple, olive oil, salt and garlic. Brush it over the salmon, saving some to top after baking
  • Top with the chopped fresh herbs and bake for about 18 minutes. Timing will depend on the thickness of the salmon. The salmon should be flakey with a fork.
  • Once baked, top with the remaining sauce and more herbs.
  • Serve fresh with a side salad or favorite side dish!

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  1. Christine R

    Super quick, easy and delish! This is my go to healthy week night meal 🙂

  2. Cameron

    This recipe was soo tasty and such an easy prep. The perfect work night meal. I made a little bit extra sauce because it was so good – I couldn’t get enough of it!!

  3. Manpreet Kaur

    This came out delicious! Made this last night for me and my husband for a quick weeknight dinner and we finished it all! The dijon mustard, parsley, garlic and maple syrup are in perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. I’ve never tasted something distinctly like this – especially on fish. I followed the recipe to the T and it was perfect. For my sides, I took Gal’s advice and made her brussel sprouts along with some sweet potatoes. We both 10/10 would recommend! We’re definitely making this again.

    • Thank you so much for your kind review, Manpreet! I’m so happy to hear your enjoyed the dish with some nutritious sides 🙂

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