This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

This easy baked salmon sandwich with zesty lemon mayo and arugula is a fast and delicious lunch idea! Ready in 20 minutes.

easy baked salmon with lemon mayo and arugula on a bun

I wanted to do something a little different. I don’t see baked salmon in sandwiches very often. To me, baking is the easiest and least messy way of cooking salmon. No messing up your frying pan. Just chuck it in the oven and you’re good.

This is one of those recipes that’s great for in between seasons. You don’t have to worry about heating your kitchen up too much because you’re only using the oven for 15 minutes or so.

The arugula, cucumber, and lemon mayo are super fresh, but the bread makes it a fairly substantial and filling meal. If you’re still inclined, this would make a nice picnic sandwich. You could prep the salmon and mayo ahead of time and then pack it and take it with you.

close-up of easy baked salmon sandwich with lemon mayo and arugula

As always, I love to add that magical sandwich touch of toasting the inside of the bread with a bit of butter. Nothing revolutionary, but it sure makes a difference.

The sandwich in the photos is pretty large, but I thought it looked good with the entire piece of salmon in there. If your appetite isn’t quite as gargantuan, you can of course cut the fish into smaller pieces and cut the baguette into more reasonable sized slices. 🙂 Or put it in a bun. Or use any bread you choose. Or go low carb and ditch the bread altogether.

Will you try this easy baked salmon sandwich with zesty lemon mayo and arugula? What’s your favorite way of making salmon?

baked salmon sandwich with lemon mayo and arugula

I hope you’ll give this baked salmon sandwich recipe a try!

This easy baked salmon sandwich with zesty lemon mayo and arugula is a fast and delicious lunch idea! Ready in 20 minutes.
4.25 from 4 votes

Easy Baked Salmon Sandwich with Zesty Lemon Mayo and Arugula

This easy baked salmon sandwich with zesty lemon mayo and arugula is a fast and delicious lunch idea! Ready in 20 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 larger or 2 smaller pieces salmon about 0.75-1 pound total
  • Olive oil

Zesty mayo:

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped finely


  • Baguette/rolls/or other bread
  • Butter (if toasting bread)
  • Arugula to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375F, move the rack to the top third of the oven, and line a baking sheet with tin foil for easy clean-up.
  • Place the salmon on the baking sheet and cover it with olive oil (about a teaspoon should be enough). Season the fish with salt and pepper. Bake until it's cooked through, depending on thickness of the fish, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the zesty mayo ingredients and set aside.
  • If desired, you can toast the inside of the bread/buns by adding butter to a skillet and then frying it on medium high heat until it's toasted to your liking.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by adding the zesty mayo, arugula, and salmon. Serve immediately.


  • This is the fabulous lemon zester I used to make this recipe.

© Salt & Lavender Inc. Content and photographs are copyrighted. Sharing this blog post is much appreciated, but copying and pasting full recipes without authorization to social media is strictly prohibited.

Leave a star rating and comment below!

Hi! Iā€™m Natasha.

Salt & Lavender is a recipe blog with a focus on delicious comfort food using everyday ingredients. Beat the weekday grind with hundreds of easy-to-follow and hassle-free recipes!

The Salt & Lavender cookbook is here! Order Now

Leave a comment

Please leave a recipe rating!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Laur says:

    5 stars
    The sauce for this sandwich is the bomb! My husband LOVES it on salmon. It’s great on steamed vegetables too, so I make double and keep the extra on hand. Thanks!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you so much for your review!! I’m so glad you’re loving the sauce!

  2. Vanessa says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy! I love this recipe – I’ve made it three times in the past week

    1. Natasha says:

      That’s awesome!! So pleased to hear that! XO

  3. Jill says:

    2 stars
    Eh, just ok. I didn’t have fresh parsley, maybe that’s why, but I won’t make this again.

  4. Sandra Schelthelm says:

    Another dinner ready to cook tonight! Searched for a baked salmon sandwich and there was my favorite Instagram food blogger: Salt and Lavendar! Thank you for the zester recommendation too; I just ordered it as I have been looking for a tried and true one!

    1. Natasha says:

      Haha that’s awesome!! So glad you follow me on IG. šŸ™‚ I love that zester… I use it all the time. Hope you like the sandwich!

  5. Meghan | Fox and Briar says:

    I always roast my salmon in the oven too, it is the best way to cook it! This sandwich looks so good, my stomach is grumbling just looking at it! Pinning!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!! šŸ™‚

  6. Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health says:

    One word – YUMMY ! šŸ˜€ I love baked salmon and this sandwich looks amazingly tasty. Sharing this! šŸ˜‰

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much, Natalie!!