Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon (15 minutes!)

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Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon seasoned with simple ingredients that comes together in just 15 minutes and literally has the best flavor ever! The best salmon of my life!

Salmon is a simple and delicious meal that comes together quickly. Try this Brown Sugar Garlic Salmon,  Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon in Foil or Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon for more quick and easy salmon recipes.

honey dijon broiled salmon on a plate with asparagus

Broiled Salmon

I just needed a salmon to brighten my week and I couldn’t have gotten any brighter with this honey garlic dijon broiled salmon.

These flavors came together and blended so well. I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was to make.

You will love the flavor combination, most ingredients are already at home and assessable and quick to broil.

This salmon is one of our favorites and all comes together for a simple and delicious dinner under 15 minutes!

What you need to make Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon

You guys! This recipe is all about flavor, crispy-tenderness that will totally melt in your mouth good! Super simple ingredients bring you one AMAZING salmon dish.

  • Salmon- the best and most important part of this recipe!
  • Salt and pepper- add the extra seasoning to start off with.
  • Olive Oil- this will help add flavor but also make it a little crispy when being broiled.
  • Dijon Mustard- enjoy this sweet and savory sauce.
  • Honey- this will bring out more sweetness and combines it all together.
  • Garlic Cloves- you will want to finely mince these.
  • Parsley- finely chop to add some extra flavoring.
  • Fresh Thyme- finely chop for the extra flavoring as well.

honey garlic dijon seasonings in a bowl


How do you make Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon?

In less than 15 minutes you can have a complete meal that will impress all your family.

  • Preheat the broiler. Take you baking sheet and like it with parchment paper. Lay your salmon skin side down and salt and pepper the top of it.
  • Mix it together. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, Dijon Mustard, honey, garlic, parsley and thyme. Then spread evenly over the salmon.
  • Broil on the center rack. Place your sheet pan about 6 inches away from the heat. Then broil for about 6-8 minutes or until desired doneness.

honey garlic dijon broiled salmon on a sheet pan

How to broil salmon in the oven

The broiler can be an intimating part of the oven. I know it took me a bit to figure it all out too.

Just think of it as the grill being turned upside down and you are cooking it closer to the heat.

You will want to line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper all around. This will help keep the juice all in one place.

Move your oven rack to a higher level. You will want it to be about 6 inches away from the top. Preheat your broiler on high.

Then simply broil your salmon for 6 to 8 minutes or until it is broiled to desired doneness.

How long does it take to broil salmon?

I like to keep my salmon under the broiler for about 6 to 8 minutes. If you have a thicker piece of salmon it may need 1-2 minutes longer.

How do you know if salmon is cooked fully?

The meat is cooked with the fat liquifies and runs out. Cook the salmon further only to get the degree of doneness that you desire.

When flakes separate easily but the meat is translucent, its rare but edible.

Is it better to bake or broil salmon?

This is a toss up. I do love baking my salmon and love having that tender juiciness.

Broiling a salmon brings out its natural oiliness. Also, it creates a great glaze on the crust.

Can you bake salmon?

Absolutely! We love this baked as well. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes or until it is cooked to the desire temperature.

What are the best sides that pair well with salmon?

honey garlic dijon broiled salmon

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Honey garlic dijon broiled salmon with asparagus

Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 8


Honey Garlic Dijon Broiled Salmon seasoned with herbs and b that comes together in just 15 minutes and literally has the best flavor ever! The best salmon of my life!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean


  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme finely chopped


  1. Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the salmon skin side down and salt and pepper the top.
  2. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, Dijon Mustard, honey, garlic, parley and thyme. Spread evenly over the salmon.
  3. Broil on the center rack about 6 inches from the heat for 6-8 minutes or until desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8

Calories163kcal (8%)Carbohydrates3g (1%)Protein17g (34%)Fat9g (14%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol47mg (16%)Sodium59mg (2%)Potassium421mg (12%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A46IU (1%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium12mg (1%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I am trying to like Salmon; and this recipe looks very good. What cut/part of the salmon do I buy for just one person; and is the best cut of the salmon? Thank you very much.

  2. 5 stars
    This was amazing! We haven’t tried it on chicken yet, but it won’t take us long. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    We loved this! My salmon got a bit blackened, perhaps it was too close to the broiler, but nobody seemed to mind. Thanks for a terrific recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night. Absolutely the most wonderful thing to pass my palate in years. Chemo had destroyed my taste buds. I did things just a hair different. After s&p on salmon, I then slathered the sauce on and let it sit for 1/2 hour or so. I then baked it in the oven for about 13 minutes at 350, then broiled it under the broiler for about 3 1/2 minutes. Beautifully caramelized the honey and oil that rose up during baking. Did cheat just a little. After applying seasoning, I then dotted the salmon with real butter. Sorry, old school here. Lemon wedges completely topped off the finished product. I had almost 4 pounds of salmon and just followed the single recipe rub. That was perfect. It was enough to cover all 4 pounds. I will never eat salmon any other way from here on out…bless you for sharing..? Just had a leftover piece, warmed up and a half of a banana. Perfect. Even better today…if that is even possible!

  5. 3 stars
    Delicious but I would recommend baking then broiling. Broiling for the amount of time recommended did not cook the salmon even halfway and I had to throw it in to bake for 20 min.

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