This sweet and tangy orange maple salmon takes less than 30 minutes to make, has only five ingredients, and is gluten-free and dairy-free. It's also a hit with the kids! All around a perfect weeknight meal for the family! Get the recipe at #salmon #maplesyrup #glutenfree #dairyfree #fishrecipes #easy #quick

5-Ingredient Orange Maple Salmon

Sweet and tangy orange maple salmon takes less than 30 minutes to make and has only five ingredients. The perfect weeknight meal for the whole family!
Course Entree
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Fish, Gluten-Free
Keyword 30-minute meal, kid-friendly, quick and easy, salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 175 kcal
Author Jessica Levinson


  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (I used freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced or grated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to bake or roast at 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil* and place salmon fillet on top, skin side down.

  2. In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, whisk together orange juice, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper, to taste. Brush a few layers of sauce on fish and let stand about 5 minutes.

  3. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness. If the top isn't golden, broil salmon for 2-3 minutes more.

  4. While the fish is cooking, heat marinade in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes at 70% power. Cover to keep warm and set aside.

  5. Serve salmon with reduced marinade on top. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Note: I do not grease the foil on the baking sheet so the salmon skin sticks to the foil, which makes it easier to release the cooked salmon from the skin.  

*Nutrition Facts (based on 6 servings): 175 calories, 7 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 22 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 5 g sugar, 134 mg sodium