Amazing Cilantro Lime Salmon

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Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Tracy

This Cilantro Lime Salmon recipe is full of flavor and is an easy dinner recipe that ready about 30 minutes. Enjoy this zesty Cilantro Lime Salmon for dinner today! While this post is sponsored, all opinions and my love for Anderson Seafoods are my own.

Amazing Cilantro Lime Salmon

Amazing Cilantro Lime Salmon

I have an easy dinner idea for you all today, plus it’s absolutely delicious.  This easy salmon recipe is ready in about 30 minutes and has one  of my favorite flavor combinations…lime and cilantro.  Both fresh, of course.  This salmon recipe with fresh lime and cilantro makes dinner easy.  In fact, you may have all the ingredients for this tasty Salmon recipe on hand right now.  Sounds like I solved the question of “What’s for dinner tonight?”

Salmon is one of my favorite fish to cook. It’s not only good for us, but it’s really rather versatile. In fact, salmon is actually one of the most nutritious fish to add to your diet. Salmon is filled with omega-3s, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, zinc, niacin, and more.  Just make sure you are buying it from someplace you trust, that’s why I always get my seafood, especially salmon, from Anderson Seafoods.  The quality is what you would find in five-star restaurants…maybe even better!

One of my all time favorite salmon recipes, Maple Glazed Salmon, is sweet, but salmon can also be savory. And this Cilantro Lime Salmon Recipe is now one of our favorite easy salmon recipes, it’s light, zesty and only requires a few ingredients. I mean, can you really go wrong with anything with cilantro and lime? It’s really a match made in cooking heaven. Paired with a beautiful fillet of salmon and some rice and you have yourself an amazing dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

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Now, here is my Amazing Cilantro Lime Salmon Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Cilantro Lime Salmon

Cilantro Lime Salmon

Cilantro and Lime is a zesty combination, add it to salmon fillets and you have an amazing Cilantro Lime Salmon meal. Ready in 30 minutes!
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Course: Dinner
Keyword: cilantro, lime, salmon, seafood
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Stove


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Fresh ground pepper and salt for seasoning salmon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil another cooking oil or butter will do as well
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice approx. juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Heat oil in a medium pan
  • Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper
  • Add the salmon pan, skin side up, cook until golden brown - approx. 6 - 8 minutes
  • Flip the salmon and cook another 2 - 4 minutes
  • Remove the salmon from the pan, set on a plate and set aside
  • Add the butter and garlic to the same pan - when butter is melted and looks foamy, stir in the broth, lime juice, lime zest and honey
  • Bring the mixture a simmer then stir in half of the chopped cilantro
  • Reduce heat, add the salmon back to the pan
  • Simmer until sauce has reduced in half and salmon is cooked throughout - approx. 3 - 4 minutes
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and a slice of lime
  • Serve with rice - we used cilantro lime rice, white rice would also be fantastic
  • Enjoy!


You may have to adjust cooking times depending on the thickness of the salmon fillets - mine were thicker.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 858mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 thoughts on “Amazing Cilantro Lime Salmon

  1. 5 stars
    I enjoy making salmon once a week or so. This Cilantro Lime Salmon does look so tasty from the photos and I am sure it would be a dish I would like a lot.

  2. 5 stars
    I am so glad I found this recipe. I bought some salmon, and wanted to fix it different…with a twist. It was great!

  3. I’m really happy to find this recipe because I have never been able to cook salmon right! I’m hoping this gives it a better flavor and gets me more kudos in the kitchen! I can’t wait to try it!

    1. We love salmon, they’re a bunch of recipes on the site, I hope you find a few of that you and your family enjoy!

  4. 5 stars
    Yummy! This sounds like a delicious recipe for salmon, I absolutely love the flavor combination of lime and cilantro! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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