This lemon cilantro salmon is made of super-simple ingredients but packs so much flavor! It’s my family’s go to starter for special holidays meals. My favorite way to eat it is with creamy tahini!


  • 1 lb. salmon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • lemon slices


  1. Place the fish in an oven proof dish (optional: line with parchment paper). Mix the sauce ingredients and pour over the fish.
  2. Bake on 450 degrees for 18-20 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. Place under the broiler for an additional 2 minutes to give the fish a golden crust. 

Naomi Hazan is a self-taught chef based in New York. She’s been in love with food for as long as she can remember and credits that mostly to her strong Middle Eastern roots and family. Naomi started cooking at the age of 12 for family, holidays, and small get-togethers among her friends. Today, she caters for all types of affairs, from intimate sheva brachos to events for hundreds of people. Naomi always had a strong belief that good food is one of the best ways to bring people together - after all, some of the best times are shared over a great meal. Naomi can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.