Baked Salmon with Lemon and Thyme


 According to The Mayo Clinic, the number one heart healthy food that we can eat is salmon. It is packed with omega 3 fatty acids which helps reduce inflammation and keeps our blood from clotting excessively. When eaten two or three times per week, it can help protect us from problems like heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides. It is truly a heart healthy food!


32 oz piece of salmon (preferably wild Alaskan salmon)

1 lemon, sliced thin

1 tbsp capers

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tbsp fresh thyme

Olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place salmon, skin side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Generously season salmon with salt and pepper. Arrange capers on the salmon, and top with sliced lemon and thyme.

  2. Place baking sheet in a cold oven, then turn heat to 400 degrees F. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve immediately.