This Spice Rubbed Salmon is super easy to prepare and healthy too!
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Spice Rubbed Salmon

A little sweet, a little spicy makes this Spice Rubbed Salmon perfect for everyone!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood, salmon, spice, recipe, broil, oven, whole 30, paleo
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 pound wild-caught salmon
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (omit for Whole30 - substitute hone for Paleo)


  • Mix spices together in a small bowl, set aside. Turn on oven broiler.
  • Sprinkle spice mixture over salmon and gently rub into flesh.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon.
  • Place under broiler for 5 to 6 minutes until caramelized and golden brown. KEEP an eye on it, it will burn quickly if you are not careful!
  • Remove from oven and serve.


Even though I omitted the brown sugar to keep the recipe Whole 30, it is still delicious! I have not tried this recipe with honey. It may be best to brush the honey over the salmon, then sprinkle with the seasoning.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 574mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg