This Sheet Pan Lemon Dill Salmon and Asparagus is the best healthy weeknight meal! This recipe dinner recipe is super quick- it’s baked in only 20 minutes and can also be grilled. It’s full of delicious flavor that the whole family will love!
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Sometimes you just need a quick, healthy meal that you can throw together really easily. This is one of those meals.
I’m a person who loves dill. It is so refreshing and delicious. While I fail at growing it, I excel at eating it. And when you add lemon into the mix the combination is perfect, especially when you mix it with seafood.
I generally always have salmon in my freezer. When I was pregnant, I made a point to stick to wild fish whenever possible, not only because of the health benefits, but because the flavor is so much better. My grocery store used to have frozen wild sockeye salmon available all year around. And it was glorious.
But now they don’t, so farmed salmon it is! I miss the sockeye but this recipe is so delicious that I couldn’t bring myself to stop buying salmon off-season (and I really trust Wegmans to source only the best quality products- they’ve never disappointed!)!
Honestly, this would be tasty with any fish. Last week I made this dish with snapper. It comes together super quickly, which is perfect for a busy work night. This is a legit 20 minute meal (maybe 22 minutes if you really take your time in drizzling the liquids and sprinkling the seasonings).
In the summer, I love to cook this on the grill, and if I really have my act together, on a cedar plank (soak it for a few hours first!). But in keeping with the sheet pan dinner magic, I wrote the recipe to be prepared on a single sheet pan with asparagus on the side. You could totally serve this with brown rice or farro if you’re needing a starch (aren’t we all?).
I love how the oven works its magic in those 15-20 minutes and the olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings blend together into a seriously delicious juice/sauce/concoction that you should really drizzle over all the things. It’s quite possible that I’m being a bit too liberal with the ingredients but I’m choosing to ignore that thought because it just tastes so darn good!
Also, about the ingredients: Because it’s a quick “throw-together-meal” I don’t even measure them out. I encourage you to season it to taste. Just do it- trust me, it’ll be great!
Here are some other great weeknight meals:
- Summer Berry and Burrata Salad
- Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops
- Copycat Panera Bread BBQ Chicken Salad
- Turkey Tetrazzini
- Smothered Pork Tenderloin in Apple Cider Gravy
- 20 Minute Taco Pasta
- Date Night Fish for Two with a Lemon Sherry Pan Sauce
- Drunken Pork Chops
- Bangin’ Sausage and Peppers Pasta
- BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
- Stuffed Peppers Rice Skillet
- Spanish Rice
Serves 1 piece of salmon
This Sheet Pan Lemon Dill Salmon and Asparagus is the best healthy weeknight meal! This recipe dinner recipe is super quick- it's baked in only 20 minutes and can also be grilled. It's full of delicious flavor that the whole family will love!
2 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
22 minTotal Time
- 4 Salmon Fillets
- 1 large bunch of thin-medium width asparagus, trimmed
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice, usually around 1 lemon's worth + extra lemon cut into thin rounds
- Garlic powder
- Dill (preferably fresh but I often use dried)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Drizzle a little olive oil on the bottom of a sheet pan (or spray it with cooking spray).
- Line salmon up in the center of the pan. If there's skin, place the skin side down.
- Place the asparagus on the around the outsides of the salmon.
- Drizzle olive oil onto the fish and asparagus.
- Squeeze some lemon juice over the salmon and asparagus.
- Sprinkle the salmon and asparagus with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dill to taste (I tend to be very liberal with the dill, because I love it).
- Place a lemon rounds onto each piece of fish.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees and the asparagus is cooked through.
- Serve immediately with extra lemons on the side.
If you use thick asparagus you may want to increase the baking time and add the fish onto the pan a bit later to account for the thickness. To grill- season the fish as indicated in the baking instructions. Grease the grill and heat to medium heat. Place the salmon and asparagus directly onto the grill. Cover and grill for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!
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