If you love fragrant Thai flavours you will love this Sensational Thai Baked Salmon recipe. Using fresh flavours from lemongrass, garlic, chilli and kaffir lime your taste buds will come alive with this recipe.

Recipe Overview:

To make this recipe you simply need to blend the Thai herbs with lime juice and tamari soy sauce to make a paste. I use my Vitamix Blending Cup for the A3500i Ascent High Speed Blender to make this marinade in seconds. It’s so easy and it’s high power grind through the aromatics (such as lemongrass, garlic, chilli and kaffir lime leaves) easily for a no-fuss, flavourfull marinade. Pour the paste over fresh salmon fillets and bake in a pre-heated oven until the marinade has caramalised and your salmon is cooked to your liking.

This Thai inspired salmon recipe is made with whole food ingredients and is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.

Sensational Thai Baked Healthy Salmon Recipe

How To Serve:

My Sensational Thai Baked Salmon recipe is so versatile. Perfect for a healthy and flavoursome dinner or an easy and impressive dish to share with guests. I love to serve the baked salmon on a bed of fresh salad ingredients such as ribboned cucumber, finely sliced capsicum, snow peas and fresh coriander and dressed in fresh lime juice and a splash of fish sauce or tamari to season. A wombok side salad is also a great accompaniment. This recipe is also perfect served with steamed or stir-fried vegetables, especially vegetables such as bok choy, broccolini or snow peas.


Sensational Thai Baked Salmon

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Sensational Thai Baked Salmon

Baked salmon in a fragrant Thai marinade
Course Dinner
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Preservative Free, Refined Sugar Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 stalk lemongrass woody stem removed
  • 1 long red chilli deseeded
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves stem removed
  • 2 Spring Onion chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or macadamia nut or coconut oil)
  • 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander

Salad To Serve

  • 1 long cucumber ribboned
  • 2 bunches broccolini steamed
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp tamari soy sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 180'C.
  • In a blender pulse garlic, lemongrass, chilli, kaffir lime, spring onions with lime juice, olive oil and tamari to make a paste. Add extra olive oil if needed.
  • Place salmon fillets onto a lined baking tray. Pour over 3/4 of the marinade and spread over each salmon fillet.
  • Bake in oven for 12- 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked to liking and marinade has caramalised.
  • Meanwhile, prepare salad to serve. Arrange ribboned cucumber, broccolini and tomatoes onto a serving plate. Drizzle with lime juice and tamari.
  • Serve salmon fillets on top of prepared salad (or serve with your favourite sides).
  • Drizzle the remaining marinade over the salmon and salad to finish with extra flavour.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander.


You can also make this recipe using chicken breast instead of salmon fillets. 
To make this recipe soy free omit Tamari soy sauce and instead use coconut aminos. 

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This recipe was custom created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons for Vitamix


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