Lemon Basil Sauce: For Salmon or Scallops


Looking for a simply delicious way to serve salmon for dinner tonight?  Try this light and easy basil lemon sauce!  The combination of citrus and herbs are the perfect compliment to any fish.  I use it for baked salmon and halibut or pan seared scallops. 

For a super quick meal that is a total crowd pleaser.......I’ll bake the salmon for 20 minutes in the oven at 400, top with the sauce and serve with a salad of mixed greens, a whole grain like brown rice, and a green vegetable such as roasted broccoli or green beans with toasted almonds.  

Lemon Basil Sauce:  For Salmon or Scallops


  •     6 tablespoons lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  •     4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •     4 garlic cloves crushed
  •     1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves
  •     1/4  cup fresh parsley chopped


    Whisk all of the ingredients together. Pour over prepared fish just before serving.