20 Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Dill Salmon and Asparagus

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!

Three pieces of Lemon Dill Salmon lined up on the diagonal on a sheet pan with Asparagus on either side of it, the center piece of salmon is in focus and everything surrounding it is blurry. Each piece of fish has a lemon round on it.

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So, I started a Facebook group and I’m a little terrified about it.

Four pieces of Lemon Dill Salmon lined up on a sheet pna with the left sides of the salmon cut off. The second piece of salmon is in focus and the two pieces in the back and the one piece in the foreground are out of focus along with the asparagus spears to the right of the salmon.

I’ve been kicking the idea to make a closed group on Facebook for a while now, just for The Life Jolie readers. As you probably know (based on how I wax poetic about how cooking should be a joy on my about page) I’m all about supporting others in our cooking endeavors and I want to connect with you guys so we can go through it all together.

Do I sound like such a mush or what?! I swear there’s all sorts of sarcasm buried in here somewhere!

A close up photo of a cooled piece of salmon at a diagonal angle sprinkled with fresh dill with a lemon round placed on top and asparagus and other pieces of salmon are ourt of focus all around the main piece of salmon.

But seriously, I love the idea of a place where we can all go and share whats working (and what’s not!), tips, tricks, hacks- the whole nine! I want to see the dinner that you worked hard on to serve your family. I want to know what you’re struggling with in the kitchen- let’s all help each other!

Anyway, like any gal who went through middle school and lived those social insecurities (still do, every. darn. day) I held off from starting this group for so long because I’m so scared of sitting in there and just talking to myself. And that may be what happens for a little while.

A Bite of Lemon Dill Salmon on a fork sitting atop a plate with the rest of the piece of salmon and some asparagus spears in the background with a sheet pan of other pieces of salmon and asparagus behind the plate and out of focus.

But I hope you’ll join me and maybe even show me what you ate for dinner and share your knowledge as well!

You can join here: Family Meals Made Easy- The Life Jolie Community Group. Join the conversation- I’d love to have you!


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.

A vertical, overhead view of the Lemon Dill Salmon and asparagus on a sheet pan with a towel underneath it and surrounded by fresh dill and squeezed lemons.

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!)!

A photo focused on a plate of Lemon Dill Salmon sitting atop asparagus spears with a lemon round on top of the Salmon and a blurry plan of other pieces of salmon and asparagus in the background.

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).

Lemon Dill Salmon on a sheet pan sitting at a diagonal with out pieces of salmon and asparagus out of focus.

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?).

A close up photos of the tips of asparagus spears with the front of the sheet pan blurry in the foreground and a blurry piece of Lemon Dill Salmon with a lemon round on top in the background.

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!

A row of 4 pieces of lemon Dill Salmon with lemon rounds on each piece on a sheet pan with the front piece of in focus and the others lined up behind it out of focus and asparagus on either side of the salmon, also out of focus.

Here are some other great weeknight meals:

Serves 1 piece of salmon

20 Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Dill Salmon and Asparagus

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

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Dill (preferably fresh but I often use dried)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Drizzle a little olive oil on the bottom of a sheet pan (or spray it with cooking spray).
  3. Line salmon up in the center of the pan. If there's skin, place the skin side down.
  4. Place the asparagus on the around the outsides of the salmon.
  5. Drizzle olive oil onto the fish and asparagus.
  6. Squeeze some lemon juice over the salmon and asparagus.
  7. 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).
  8. Place a lemon rounds onto each piece of fish.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees and the asparagus is cooked through.
  10. Serve immediately with extra lemons on the side.
  11. Enjoy!
Cuisine: Sheet pan, one pan, quick, weeknight, fish, seafood, healthy, | Recipe Type: Dinner, Entree, Main, One Pan

Notes

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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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!
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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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    January 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm Pinned this! It looks SO good. We're big Salmon lovers in this house :)
    • Reply
      Jessy
      January 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm Thank you- I hope yoy enjoy it!
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    AnnMarie
    January 22, 2015 at 7:37 pm This looks so good! I love dill also and put it in everything.....especially tuna salad! It has to be great on salmon. Pinned!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      January 22, 2015 at 7:47 pm Thank you! Yes dill, cilantro and basil are my 3 loves when it comes to herbs (though maybe not together!)- I hope you enjoy it!
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    Nicole Neverman
    January 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm This salmon looks perfect. I love the beautiful slices of lemon. If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you'd drop this (and anything else you'd like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove DIY and recipe link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/
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      Jessy
      January 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm Thank you- it was delicious! I definitely linked this and another (your link up is on my list for Thursday nights)- thank you for hosting :)
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    Sarah Lemp
    January 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm This looks AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up at All Things Thursday! :)
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      Jessy
      January 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm Thank you, I really enjoyed it. And thank you for hosting- happy (almost) Friday :)
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    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup
    January 22, 2015 at 8:22 pm Salmon is my very favorite fish, and this looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      January 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm Thank you- I'm a huge seafood fan in general but I tend to favor Salmon! Some people are really turned off by the fishy flavor, but I love it. Enjoy :)
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    Rach D
    January 23, 2015 at 10:29 am This looks so yummy :) Fish is one of my fav things to have, if cooked properly that is! Thanks so much for linking up with us on this week's Mom 2 Mom Encouragement Party! I hope you join us again for the next one :) Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough
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      Jessy
      January 23, 2015 at 11:20 am Thank you- I agree, cooking it properly is key. Thank you for hosting, I'll be there! :)
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    Becky at Cooking with Vinyl
    January 23, 2015 at 11:01 am This looks great! I only recently discovered that I don't hate salmon, so I'm happy to get new recipes for how to incorporate this fish into my diet. I'm a new food blogger (I found you on a link party) and love meeting others. I've followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more from you!
    • Reply
      Jessy
      January 23, 2015 at 11:28 am Thank you- I know a lot of people that aren't a fan of it, but I personally love it! I hope you enjoy the recipe. Welcome to the blogging world, I'm pretty new myself. I think you'll find that the community is pretty welcoming and everyone is very helpful, which is awesome! I'm always looking for new recipes :)
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    Liisi
    January 23, 2015 at 11:10 am This looks so healthy and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe
    • Reply
      Jessy
      January 23, 2015 at 11:24 am Thanks for having a look and for the kind words :)
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    Ronda
    January 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & shared your link across our Social Media, FB, G+ and Twitter.
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      Jessy
      January 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm Thank you for the kind words and the pins and mentions :) I'll be there!
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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    January 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm Looks delicious! I love the combination of lemon and dill with salmon, so good. Thanks for sharing at Let's Get Real Friday Party :)
    • Reply
      Jessy
      January 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm Thank you- it's one of my favorite combos as well!
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    Jenny @ Women With Intention
    January 28, 2015 at 8:47 am I want to come and have you cook for me! All of your recipes always look delicious! :) Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays!
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      Jessy
      January 28, 2015 at 8:50 am Thank you so much- I love to cook for others- it makes me happy to feed people :) Thanks for hosting!
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    Nicky
    January 29, 2015 at 10:39 am This salmon dish looks delicious. I love simple dishes like this and salmon is so healthy for you. Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #LetsGetReal. I love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on LittleFamilyAdventure.com. I've pinned your link to our group Let's Get Real Board and stumbled it along. Nicky recently posted...Product Review: QuickFlics – Get your videos quickly and easily from your phone or tablet to your doorMy Profile
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      Jessy
      January 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm Thank you for hosting and thank you for the kind words and mentions :)
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    Sacha
    May 19, 2015 at 10:20 pm all I could say is yummy Sacha recently posted...Crown MomentMy Profile
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    Miranda (Myrabev)
    May 20, 2015 at 12:44 am This looks so delicious and so easy to make, I love salmon and make a point of having some at least a few times a month. Miranda (Myrabev) recently posted...{SPONSORED} Anjolee ~ The Art of JewellryMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 20, 2015 at 9:23 am Thank you- it's so easy! I am also a huge salmon fan!

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