Servings: 2

Pan Seared Salmon

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Pan Seared Salmon Fillets - easy to make, low-carb, perfect for a quick meal.
Easy pan seared salmon in a cast iron skillet with lemon slices
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  • 2 6 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dill chopped — fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp lemon juice — optional


  1. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and then add salmon, skin side down, if using skin on salmon. 

  2. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and top with dill. (Note:You can leave the dill out for now and just use it to garnish the cooked salmon.

  3. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip. Cook for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove from heat, let it sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then serve. Salmon should be done, when it flakes easily with a fork.

  4. Transfer to plates. Drizzle lemon juice on top.

Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 305, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 656mg, Potassium: 833mg, Protein: 33g, Vitamin A: 70%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 1.4%