This has become a regular in our dinner rotation– it’s a quick, easy & healthy meal. You can’t go wrong with that! I found the original recipe from Well Plated on Pinterest (where else?!) & we’ve tried a few others, but none are as good as this one! I mentioned on Snapchat (@thelovenotes) that I’d share the recipe a few weeks ago, so here it finally is!

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YIELD: Serves 2

COOK TIME: 20 minutes


  • 2 (5 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 large cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey (we subbed for organic maple syrup once because we were out of honey & it tasted great!)
  • 2 tsp Dijon coarse ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, coat with non-stick cooking spray & lay the salmon skin-side down (if it has skin).

salmon 4Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic & cook until aromatic, about 2 minutes–  watch it carefully, it turns light brown then burns quickly after that. Add the balsamic vinegar, honey or maple syrup, mustard, salt & pepper. Whisk & simmer until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.

salmon 2Brush salmon liberally with the glaze. Bake for 5 minutes, brush again with the glaze, then bake 5 to 10 additional minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork & is cooked through.

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Pair with brown rice & a green for the perfect meal!

salmon 1If you’re looking for another healthy recipe, try my recipe for Turkey, Kale & Brown Rice Soup!

I hope you enjoy! Share pictures if you make it, I’d love to see how it turns out!! Thanks for stopping by–