Baked Salmon with Asparagus Healthy Recipe

A Healthy and Flavorful One-Pan Meal

Introduction:

Looking for a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make recipe? Try this Baked Salmon with Asparagus healthy recipe dish, packed with flavor and nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each), skinless and boneless
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Arrange the asparagus:

First, place the asparagus on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly and arrange in a single layer, leaving space in the center for the salmon fillets.

Prepare the salmon:

Next, pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper, and place them on the baking sheet, spaced evenly apart.

Make the lemon-garlic mixture: In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, and honey. Pour the mixture over the salmon fillets, ensuring they’re evenly coated.

Bake:

Bake the salmon and asparagus in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and the asparagus is tender-crisp.

Serve and garnish:

Finally, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Serve the salmon and asparagus immediately, garnished with lemon slices and chopped parsley, if desired.

Calorie Count and Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 392
  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Sodium: 96mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Vitamin D: 25.6µg
  • Calcium: 67mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 1042mg

Recipe Notes:

  1. You can substitute green beans or broccoli for the asparagus, adjusting the cooking time as needed.
  2. For added flavor, sprinkle the salmon with your favorite herbs or spices, such as dill or paprika, before baking.
  3. If you prefer, you can also cook the salmon and asparagus on a grill, using a grill pan or aluminum foil to prevent sticking.
  4. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, this Baked Salmon with Asparagus recipe is a fantastic, healthy meal option that’s easy to prepare and full of flavor. Health.com in a recent article have spoken of 13 benefits of Salmon in our diet. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a more sophisticated dinner party. Enjoy!

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