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23 Mar, 2023

Zesty Baked Salmon

What beats fresh salmon with rice or grains and greens for the quickest, healthiest and most satisfying of dinners? This dish is particularly enjoyable as you can pretend you're dining alfresco in the balmy mediterranean with its fresh, citrussy flavours inspired by Southern Italian cooking.


Serves 6.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • A handful of black pitted olives, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp extra virgin cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • Small bunch fresh parsely, roughly chopped

Serve with brown rice and greens.


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius. Mix half the lemon zest and garlic with the oil. Place the salmon fillets on a baking tray and cover them with the capers, olives, and the lemon-garlic-oil mixture.
  2. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes depending on how you like your salmon cooked. Remove from the oven.
  3. Sprinkle over the fresh parsely and the rest of the lemon zest, squeeze over the lemon juice and serve with brown rice or grains and greens. Be sure to pour over any excess juice from the baking tray.