Everything about this lemon pepper salmon recipe is pure perfection! Not only is it healthy and loaded with delicious flavors, but it is super quick and easy to toss together.
My salmon stir fry has fresh green beans, seasonings, and it’s drizzled in lemon juice. We go crazy for anything tangy at our house, and this one is a winner. Plus, lemon pepper salmon is light enough for lunch and fancy enough for dinner with friends.
Who doesn’t love a healthy dinner that literally takes no time at all to throw together? I know that the last thing I want to do after working and cooking all day is to cook another meal that takes more than 30 minutes. This one is even better. This 4-ingredient lemon pepper salmon stir-fry is literally ready in under 10 minutes! And if you have extra time, you can always spend more time making paleo desserts instead! 😉
How To Make Lemon Pepper Salmon
I can’t wait to show you how to make lemon pepper salmon – it’s one of the easiest dishes I’ve ever made. Three easy steps and less than 10 minutes, and you will be enjoying a wholesome meal.
- Melt ghee in a large skillet with medium-high heat.
- Place pieces of salmon in a single layer and cook each side for 1 minute. Add in the green beans and lemons and combine. Continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes, until the green beans are tender.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then drizzle with lemon juice.
TIP: You can make this even EASIER by using salmon that’s already skinned and cut.
Can you believe that’s all you need to do to make this tasty one-pan salmon? Now you still have time to make a tequila berry smash, sit back and enjoy a perfectly cooked homemade meal.
How To Tell If Salmon Stir Fry Is Done Cooking
The easiest way to tell if salmon stir fry is done cooking is by checking the center of the salmon to see what color it is.
You are looking for the salmon to be slightly pink and easily flake apart with a fork. If it’s overcooked, it will be white and turn out tough and unpleasant to eat.
TIP: Because you are cooking small pieces of salmon for this lemon pepper salmon recipe, it will cook super fast. Don’t overcook it, or it will be dry!
Salmon Stir Fry Add-Ins
Enhance the flavors of this salmon stir fry even more by adding in other healthy ingredients. Here are my favorites:
- Bell Peppers
- Bok Choy
- Cauliflower Rice
- Red Pepper Flakes
PRO TIP: When adding in various vegetables, you may need to increase cooking time to ensure they are adequately cooked. Remove salmon to cook veggies that take a while longer, like broccoli, for example. Then add the salmon back in when they are done. Cut vegetable pieces smaller, so they cook faster, too.
Is This Lemon Pepper Salmon Recipe Healthy?
Yes, this lemon pepper salmon recipe is very healthy. It’s naturally paleo friendly, low carb, and this is even a keto salmon recipe.
Some of the nutrients you will get when you eat salmon stir fry are:
- Salmon – Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, selenium, vitamin B-6, and phosphorus.
- Green Beans – Iron, vitamin B-6, potassium, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, and vitamin A.
- Lemon – Fiber, vitamin C, and small amounts of calcium, magnesium, thiamin, and folate.
How Do You Store Salmon Stir Fry?
Store your easy lemon pepper salmon stir fry in the refrigerator in glass containers. They make cleanup a breeze and don’t absorb odors.
This easy pan-fried salmon recipe will last 2-3 days an in the fridge. You can reheat it by placing all the ingredients in an oven safe baking dish and warming up at 275 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
PRO TIP: Don’t reheat the salmon stir fry too quickly, or it will get dry and tough.
Can You Freeze This Lemon Pepper Salmon Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze this lemon pepper salmon recipe. Always store it in a freezer-safe airtight container, and eat it within 10-12 months of freezing. The texture will not be as good as it is when you first cook it, but it still makes wonderful leftovers.
Thaw in the fridge the night before and it will be ready to eat the next day.
What To Serve With Lemon Pepper Salmon
This basic salmon recipe is perfect because you can enjoy it all by itself. You don’t have to serve it with any side dishes; however, it goes with all kinds of other recipes. Here are some flavorful side items to try with it:
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Lemon Pepper Salmon Recipe (Salmon Stir Fry)
Learn how to make this lemon pepper salmon recipe with 4 ingredients + 10 minutes prep! Salmon stir fry is quick, EASY, healthy, and flavorful.
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- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- 1 pound Salmon (cut into bite size pieces)
- 8 ounces Fresh green beans
- 1/2 Lemon (sliced)
- Sea salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
In a large skillet melt the ghee over medium high heat.
Place salmon in a single layer in skillet and cook 1 minute per side. Toss in the green beans and lemon slices. Toss to combine. Cook for 1-2 more minutes until the green beans are tender.
- Season with salt and pepper and more lemon juice if desired.
Serving Size: 1/2 Recipe
*This makes 2 generous, large servings. You can cut the serving size in half if you're serving it with something else, like a green salad.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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Gorgeous! This is the kind of food I love to eat. 🙂
I love how easy this is and only uses 4 ingredients! It looks so bright and beautiful too.
Light, healthy and delicious – perfect!
Wow, just 4 ingredients, amazing! I sure this would impress a bunch of guests, Lauren!
I love anything with citrus flavors whether savory or sweet so I know I will love this delicious salmon. It looks so fresh and inviting!
Well I know how I’m going to use up our Salmon from Seattle – this dish sounds perfect!