Main Course

Broiled Dijon Salmon

Give Mom the gift of health on her special day with this indulgent dish that offers 23 grams of protein and only 1 gram of carbs.

For this dish, we bake then broil the salmon with a creamy, lightened-up aioli infused with mustard and fresh thyme. The aioli acts as a barrier, preventing the salmon from drying out, and as it reduces, the salmon absorbs the mustard and thyme notes. The result is a succulent piece of fish that melts in your mouth, all done in only 15 minutes.

Recipe excerpted from Just Eat Real Food: 30-Minute Nutrient-Dense Meals for a Healthy, Balanced Life by Caitlin Greene

Broiled Dijon Salmon recipe from Just Eat Real Food by Caitlin Greene

Broiled Dijon Salmon



  • 1 lb. salmon
  • Salt to taste, plus ½ tsp.
  • Pepper to taste, plus ½ tsp.
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Chopped chives or parsley, for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line sheet pan with aluminum foil. Place salmon on prepared sheet pan, pat dry with
paper towel, season all over with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Make aioli: In food processor, combine egg yolk and lemon juice. Add a few drops of olive oil through the lid,  and process a few seconds. Add a few more drops of olive oil, and process again. Repeat until the mixture begins to thicken.

Scrape aioli into medium bowl. Add thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, Dijon, mustard seeds, and garlic. Whisk to combine.

Spread aioli evenly over salmon to cover. Bake on bottom rack of oven 7–8 minutes, until fish flakes easily with fork and is cooked through.

After 8 minutes, turn on broiler and place salmon about 6 inches from heat. Broil 1½ minutes, or until the salmon is golden on top. Sprinkle salmon with chopped chives, if using and serve with veggies of your liking (it’s especially good with asparagus and fresh tomatoes).

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 420
  • Carbohydrate Content 1 g
  • Cholesterol Content 110 mg
  • Fat Content 35 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 23 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 520 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g