Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon with Zucchini Noodles

Eat Well 101Reviews(23)
Kathleen: "Very flavorful! A really satisfying way to have z…" Read More


  • 1 salmon fillet (cut in 3 or 4 chunks)
  • 4 zucchini (spiralized)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup chopped parsley (fresh, divided)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (red crushed, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (your choice, we used Sriracha)
  • scallion (Fresh chopped, for garnish)
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Calories300Calories from Fat180
Total Fat20g31%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat180
Total Carbohydrate16g5%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Leah Thomson 10 days ago
Kind of bland. We’ve recently fallen in love with zucchini noodles, and have been experimenting a lot with cooking salmon well. I didn’t feel this “sauce” had much flavor
Kathleen 13 days ago
Very flavorful! A really satisfying way to have zucchini noodles.
Brittany Duronslet 22 days ago
Delicious! I am a new cooker and it was pretty simple to make!
It was great. zucchini was a bit watery.
Lisa C. 10 Aug
Amazing! We love it!
Michelle 7 Aug
Good, made as directed.
Rachel K. 7 Aug
My husband loved this! I tossed some pasta in with the zucchini for him, as he is a pasta fiend. I added onions and grape tomatoes as well. Instead of parsley I used basil because it is what I had on hand. I also used coconut oil instead of butter. Definitely will make this again.
Kyla 31 Jul
Really good simple recipe! Added Parmesan cheese on top of the zucchini noodles
Randall S. 26 Jul
Delicious! I didn't need to change anything with this recipe.
Wilson 22 Jul
Really liked this one. Next time I will add more lemon juice and a little more hot sauce.
Hi Pat 18 Jul
It turned out great ...I let my butter brown just a little bit.We enjoyed it.
Rob 17 Jul
The recipe turned out well. Individually, each component was decent. However, when you take a bite with some zucchini and some salmon, that’s the real treat! The lemon takes well to the zucchini and, coupled with the salmon, imparts much deeper and more well-rounded flavor to the bite.
The buttery sauce doesn’t look as brown and beautiful as in the pics 😒. But I’m excited to try this again. I added some pesto too for more flavor.
Woolsey 13 Jul
Super delish flavor was great zucchini was awesome great for summer months
was really good, hard to keep the salmon in one piece when flipping it though.
John B. 6 Jul
I thought this had a very mild and below average flavor. I prepped the fish with a dusting of Kosher salt and let it rest in the fridge for a couple of hours, then seasoned half with McCormick's Lemon Pepper and the other half with McCormick's Garlic Pepper to test some seasonings. Like another reviewer, I used the juice and zest from one lemon which provided a strong citrus flavor - maybe too strong. I can't imagine how bland it would be without the additional seasonings. Also, with no mention of the temperature for cooking, I guessed at a medium high setting and found that gave a nice crispness to the surface of the fish without over cooking the interior. The 2-4 minute per side cooking time is ridiculously short by about 15 minutes. In the end, I'd suggest you choose another recipe.
Lorena G. 5 Jul
Great meal, I will make this again
Naomi 1 Jul
Super tasty. We used the whole lemon for juice and its zest, to have that extra citrus flavor. We didn't use zucchini noodles but I bet that would have been delicious. Will make again!!
Amazing turn out! Didn’t have the Zucchini noodles but I made do with normal noodles and actually loved it
Nancy 28 Jun
Great we enjoyed very much
Kiva Keith 28 Jun
Very flavorful added a whole lemon too the sauce because I love lemon!
Acosta 27 Jun
Delicious. Next time I’ll add more zucchini noodles
Sara B. 21 Jun
My husband said it was in the top 5 best dishes he’s ever eaten— homemade or restaurant. He absolutely adored it and wolfed down every bite. Helped that it’s fairly healthy too! I added a little bit more NANDO’s Peri Peri hot sauce and a teaspoon extra butter because the zucchini noodles looked dry...it was not necessary so next time I will stick to the recipe. Although my hubby loved the extra spice evidently!