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oven baked salmon with spice rub on rainbow slaw salad in white bowl
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5 from 6 votes

Spice Rubbed Oven Baked Salmon

This spice rubbed oven baked salmon recipe is smokey, peppery, sweet, and a little spicy. Ready in 15 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southwest
Servings: 2
Calories: 96.9kcal


  • 2 6oz fresh or thawed salmon fillets cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne powder
  • pinch salt & pepper
  • rainbow cabbage salad on the side


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, ancho chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne, and salt & pepper.
  • Cover your salmon fillets with oil and then rub your salmon fillets with the spice rub.
  • Bake the salmon for 6 - 8 minutes until done. For larger pieces, bake for 10 - 12 minutes until done.


Calories: 96.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.61g | Protein: 0.72g | Fat: 7.63g | Saturated Fat: 0.89g | Cholesterol: 0.55mg | Sodium: 29.08mg | Potassium: 69.93mg | Fiber: 0.87g | Sugar: 6.06g | Vitamin A: 937.29IU | Calcium: 9.31mg | Iron: 1.14mg