Asparagus And Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Asparagus And Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Asparagus and salmon are a classic combination, and cooking them at the same time means you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.


  • 1 800-g salmon fillet

  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped capers

  • 1/2 tsp pepper, divided

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped dill

  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges


  • PREHEAT oven to 425F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

  • LAY salmon skin-side down in centre of prepared sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of the salt.

  • WHISK lemon juice, 1 1/2 tsp of the oil, lemon zest, capers, 1/4 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 1 tbsp lemon mixture. Spoon remaining sauce over salmon.

  • ARRANGE asparagus and garlic around the salmon and drizzle with remaining oil. Toss with remaining salt and pepper. Bake until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 15 min.

  • DRIZZLE reserved lemon mixture over asparagus, then sprinkle with dill. Serve with lemon wedges.

  • Kitchen Tip: If you like your asparagus with a bit of a crunch, add to baking sheet during last 10 min of cooking time. This recipe can also be made with 4 200-g salmon fillets.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 364, Protein 34g, Carbohydrates 6g, Fat 23g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 625mg.
Excellent source of vitamin B6.

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