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garlic lemon salmon in a greek yogurt cream sauce

Lemon Garlic Salmon

A quick and easy flavorful salmon recipe with the best Greek yogurt cream sauce out there. Topped with lemon, garlic, and fresh parsley this is the perfect healthy meal for a quick dinner idea.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 144kcal


  • cast iron skillet


  • 4 fillets salmon I usually buy them in bulk and individually frozen. My husband isn't always in the mood for salmon, so this way I can take out exactly the amount I need when I need it. A frozen salmon thaws out in about an hour. Just place the frozen pack into a bowl of lukewarm water.
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small shallot diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh and chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives fresh and chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place salmon on a foil lined baking sheet; season with garlic salt and pepper.  Roast salmon until opaque throughout, about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add garlic and shallot and cook stirring for one minute.
  • Then, add coconut milk and greek yogurt and stir to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Add salmon to the saucepan and let salmon soak up the sauce about 2 minutes.  Serve salmon over sautéed veggies or whole wheat starch of choice and top with fresh parsley!
  • Drizzle extra sauce on top.


How can my kids help?  have your kids add all the ingredients to the cast iron skillet (with help of course).  Guide them with seasoning the salmon.
If your salmon comes with skin on, leave it on! It provides a layer between your salmon and the pan. Always start with skin side down.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 10.6g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 30.5mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 5mg