Simple, flavorful baked salmon with a quick garlic sauce. The perfect weeknight meal with just 20 minutes and 7 ingredients required.
If cooking in a skillet: Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a little oil. Then add salmon filets and sear on the underside for 2-3 minutes — this speeds the baking time and also makes the skin crispier and easy to peel away. Transfer to the preheated oven and continue cooking for 8-10 minutes, or until the center is fully cooked (check by cutting into the center of one of the filets). Set aside until serving.
If cooking on a baking sheet: Transfer seasoned salmon directly to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the center is fully cooked (check by cutting into the center of one of the filets). Set aside until serving.
Meanwhile, prepare garlic sauce by adding hummus, lemon, dill, and garlic to a small mixing bowl and stirring to combine. Then add water a little at a time until a semi-thick, pourable sauce is achieved. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more lemon for acidity, garlic for zing, or dill for herbal flavor. Add salt if needed, though we don't find that it does. Set aside.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1, 4-oz. serving of salmon (half of one 8-oz. filet).