Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
The amount of lemon juice is small enough that it should be safe for those with GERD.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in mayonnaise. Best Foods and Hellman's brands mayonnaises are gluten-free.


"Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity." -Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is one of my all time favorite recipes. It has been in my recipe box for over 30 years. The combination is classic Mediterranean diet – sharp tarragon, salty capers, tart lemon juice, sweet mayonnaise and umami flavors of salmon.

The best part is that it takes literally ten minutes to make. Preheat the oven, mix the mayonnaise and spread on the salmon and then roast. Simple and delicious. This mayonnaise is so versatile. It works great on the salmon, but you can also use the leftovers on your sandwiches. The tarragon gives it the great sharp anise flavor but you can use most any herb that you like - chives, thyme, basil - and it will bring slightly different flavor to your caper mayo.


Salmon with Caper Mayonnaise

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 oz. salmon and 1 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (actually a lot less)

This recipe can easily be multiplied. The mayonnaise keeps well for about 3 days and the leftover fish makes great sandwiches.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes [Low Sodium Plain Mashed Potatoes] or Brown Rice - AND - Sauteed Spinach or Parmesan Squash or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus

Salmon with Caper Mayonnaise recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • 4 4-ounce salmon filets

Mix the mayonnaise, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice and capers and chill.

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375°F.

When the oven is hot spread the caper mayonnaise over the top of the salmon filets.

Place the salmon in the skillet and return the pan to the oven

Cook for 5 minutes.

Set the oven to broil.

Cook for 3 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 oz. salmon, 1 & 1/2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 171
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 19g 24%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars <1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 40mcg Potassium 400mg