Roasted Curried Cilantro Lime Salmon

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Roasted cilantro lime salmon. Yes, please!
I’m a huge fan of cilantro and lime. My favorite salad dressing is a blended-up version with cilantro, lime, Greek yogurt, honey, and garlic. It takes a taco salad to a new level.
cilantro lime salmon
You’ll often see cilantro and lime together, but usually on things like tacos and burritos. And it’s amazing that way, I know. Who doesn’t love cilantro lime rice on the side of some enchiladas or a fresh-made salsa with a bunch of chopped cilantro and lime juice? But how about a new way to eat cilantro and lime together?
I made some salmon with curry powder, lime juice, and brown sugar, and topped it with fresh chopped cilantro. It was spicy and sweet, and a little caramelized from being in a high heat oven. I usually pan sear my salmon in my cast iron skillet, but I’m a fan of roasting and broiling as well. You can broil this as well, but be careful of burning.
cilantro lime salmon
Curry powder is not something that is standard — every blend is a bit different, and has varying levels of spice and heat. If you have one that you like, this is perfect. You’ll blend it with some brown sugar, garlic powder, and coconut or avocado oil to make a paste and then rub it on the salmon before roasting. One tip — and this might sound weird — taste your brown sugar mix before adding to the salmon. Especially if your curry is on the sweeter side. If it’s too sweet, you can add more spices.
I served this cilantro lime salmon with some quick garlic spinach and basmati rice, and it was a pretty quick and easy dinner that tasted much more impressive than the effort I put in. And aren’t those the best kind of meals?

Roasted Curried Cilantro Lime Salmon

For a quick and easy dinner, this cilantro lime salmon gets an extra kick from curry powder. It comes together in minutes, and is mouthwateringly delicious!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Calories 664 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 salmon filets
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, curry powder, garlic powder, onion, powder, salt, and coconut oil until you have a paste.
  • Lay the salmon filets skin side down on the baking sheet. Rub the paste over top.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon and your desired doneness.
  • Remove, immediately drizzle with the lime juice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve immediately.


Storing leftovers: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Pairs well with: Carrot Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing, Garlic Lemon Spinach


Calories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 68gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 737mgPotassium: 1741mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 4mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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