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Zesty AIP Diet Dinner: Honey Ginger Salmon

Many users have been requesting recipes that are appropriate for the AIP diet. AIP stands for “auto-immune protocol” and refers to a type of elimination diet that is used to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract in people with auto-immune conditions.

This recipe is both gluten free and paleo and can be made keto if you skip the honey when making the marinade. All the ingredients in this recipe are AIP-approved, and as a bonus, the salmon is packed with anti-inflammatory Omega-3s and marinated with ginger, which is also anti-inflammatory!

I like to pair my honey ginger salmon with roasted mushrooms and acorn squash on the side to create a balanced, AIP-friendly meal. You just have to halve the mushrooms, cut the acorn squash into 1/2″ crescents, toss them together with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast at 425 F for 20-30 minutes!

Quick tip- If you're new to cooking fish or aren't yet confident with it, try cooking the salmon on a lower temperature so you're less likely to overcook it. Preheat your oven to 300 F and bake for 20-25 minutes or just until you see the salmon turn slightly opaque in the middle and it flakes easily.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you like the flavor of this marinade, try using it for other meats like bison or shrimp to give them a sweet and zesty twist!

Honey Ginger Salmon

Serves 4


  • 1 2" knob ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 T coconut aminos
  • 1 T honey (OR sub with maple syrup)
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 salmon fillets, 4-6 oz each


  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Peel and grate ginger for 1T and chop 2 cloves garlic.
  • Whisk together the following: 1T grated ginger + 2 chopped garlic cloves + 4T coconut aminos + 1T honey (or maple syrup) + 4T olive oil + 1T lemon juice from 1 lemon.
  • Marinate salmon for 30 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from marinade and bake for 15-18 minutes or cooked through/flaky.

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