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Toaster Oven Salmon with Lemon Basil Butter

Toaster Oven Salmon has luscious salmon topped with a simple Lemon Basil Butter. This is a low sodium dinner for two, ready in under 30 minutes. Cooking salmon in the toaster oven gives you a delicious dinner and is SO easy to make. Basil flavor and acidic lemon "cut" the buttery goodness so you will not miss the salt.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 344 kcal


For the Lemon Basil Butter

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pinches dried onion powder
  • 2 pinches dried garlic powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil leaves

For the salmon

  • 2 (4 ounce) salmon filets skin removed
  • 1 pinch dried garlic powder
  • 1 pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • cooking spray


Make the Lemon Basil Butter

  • In a small bowl, use a fork to mash together the ingredients for the butter.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap forming a ~2-inch long log, and refrigerate.

Cook the salmon

  • Heat toaster oven or conventional oven to 425°F.
  • Lay the salmon on oven pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Season with garlic powder and black pepper.
  • Bake at 425°F for 12-15 minutes until just cooked through and flakes with fork.
  • Slice the Lemon Basil Butter and lay slices on the fish. Return to the oven to melt the butter. Serve.


If cooking in a conventional or convection oven, the fish will cook likely faster, so start checking for doneness at 10-12 minutes.


Calories: 344kcal (17%) | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g (48%) | Fat: 27g (42%) | Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 30mg (10%) | Sodium: 55mg (2%) | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 1g (1%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword lemon basil butter, low sodium salmon recipe, toaster oven salmon
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