If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and healthy dinner that comes together in record timing, then look no further because this recipe is IT! My Sheet Pan Lemon-Herb Salmon with Asparagus is a light and healthy dinner AND a side dish rolled into one. Plus, this recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and takes only 20 minutes to make, making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy!
When it comes to making a delicious weeknight dinner, there are three things I look for: 1. that it’s healthy, 2. that it will reheat well (I love me some leftovers) and 3. that it takes under 30 minutes to make. As much as I love cooking and creating healthy, delicious recipes, I just can’t justify spending more than 30 minutes making dinner most nights. But lucky for me (and you, if you’re in the same boat) there are plenty of recipes that come together in under 30 minutes. Like this one!
All you need is one sheet pan and 20 minutes to make this delicious recipe. It’s basically a “set-it-and-forget-it” type dish! This bight, vibrant, lemony salmon is perfect year-round, but is especially perfect for the summer time. Salmon is one of my favorite lean proteins, and is full of heart-healthy Omega 3’s, B vitamins, Potassium, Selenium, and so many other benefits!
Whenever I make salmon, I try to use wild-caught, to ensure that it contains less environmental containments and has higher health benefits. However, wild-caught does tend to be a little more expensive, so with that, I say: do what works for you! Whether you use wild or farmed salmon, this recipe will be delicious, and will nourish your body from the inside out.
To make this recipe, all you need are a few simple and easy ingredients! In addition to the salmon and the asparagus, we’ll also be making a homemade marinade that is absolutely to DIE for.
Making this recipe is super simple and easy! First, start by preheating your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your salmon fillets on the baking sheet and set aside.
Next, prepare your marinade. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients and brush the marinade on top of each fillet of fish.
Add your asparagus to the side of the salmon and brush it with the remaining bit of the marinade.
Bake for 12-13 minutes, then remove from the oven and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days. Enjoy!
While this salmon and asparagus is perfect on its own, sometimes we want something a little extra to help kick it up a notch. If you’re looking for that something extra, then look no further. I’ve got you!
This salmon dish pairs wonderfully with my Copycat Chipotle Cauliflower Cilantro Rice for a veggie-packed side dish that’s sure to keep you full and satisfied! Or, try it with my Mediterranean Quinoa Salad for a healthy twist!
Something more decadent calling your name? Try it with my Simple Lemon Garlic Pasta for a kicked-up dinner!
Or, serve it with a side of my Hearty Tuscan White Bean Soup for a cozy and comforting meal that’s perfect for summer nights. The opportunities are truly endless!
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xX
I’d love to see what you made – tag @kalejunkie
in your posts and I’ll re-share!