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Chili Lime Crusted Salmon

I love this dish because it is so so simple. Just mix the spices, sprinkle over the salmon and bake! Dinner is ready in 20 minutes and it's healthy and deliciously flavorful.

Serve this alongside your favorite grain and vegetable. My go to's are jasmine rice or quinoa- made in the instant pot here. As for the vegetable I will go with whatever is in season- zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers and onions, sautéed spinach, squash or eggplant are some of my staples.

I love this recipe because it's just about a guarantee you have these spices in your cabinet. No need to buy some obscure spice only to use 1/8 tsp for it. If I ever do use a one off spice I always try and provide easy substitutions but if I don't- google it. I'm always looking for an easy way to replace a spice I ran out of or forgot to pick up!

Chili Lime Crusted Salmon

4 Servings | Cook time: 20 minutes

Notes: Simple simple sockeye salmon. Instead of a glaze which is a go to for salmon we went for a crust almost made of spices you already have in your spice cabinet!


  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1.5 tbsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tbsp lime zest

  • 3/4 tsp cumin

  • 4 sockeye salmon filets

For serving:

  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • Vegetable of choice

  • Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with olive oil spray.

  2. Arrange salmon filets on baking sheet.

  3. Combine all of the spices and lime zest in a bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture on all of the filets, it should be a pretty heavy coating.

  4. Spray the tops of the salmon with olive oil spray.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until between the layers of fish are white and flaky.

  6. Serve with jasmine rice, a vegetable and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.


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