Recipe: Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Vanessa Pugliese

Posted on December 17 2013

It’s National Maple Syrup Day, everyone! Naturally, we wanted to add a little joy to this whimsical holiday and offer you this mouth-watering recipe:

Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Makes: 4 servings

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


You'll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika or ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 4-ounce skinless center-cut wild-caught salmon fillets



  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • Combine mustard, maple syrup, paprika (or chipotle), pepper and salt in a small bowl.
  • Place salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the mustard mixture evenly on the salmon.
  • Roast until just cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes.


Per serving: 148 calories; 4 g fat ( 1 g sat , 2 g mono ); 53 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 276 mg sodium; 434 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Omega-3s

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 3 lean meat


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