This one-pan salmon and asparagus recipe is the perfect meal to make at the beginning of the week. Easy enough to not get stressed out or overwhelmed (Monday itself already does that for you). Plus it’s using only one-pan, a win-win with little prep and little cleanup.
It takes little prep to put all the ingredients on the pan. Plus, with the parchment paper, the cleanup is very easy! This is something I always look for in a Monday night meal because I’m usually a little tired from the first day back from the weekend.
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- 1lb salmon, ideally already cut into four filets
- 1-2 bunches of asparagus (if you really like asparagus and want a hearty serving, get 2!)
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup quinoa, dry (optional)
- 2 cup chicken broth (optional, can sub water for this)
Heat the oven to 375º.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean-up. Place salmon on one side of a baking sheet. You can see in my pictures that I only had two, half-pound filets that were really big. You can ask the butcher to cut these for you at the grocery store! Sprinkle these with Italian seasoning and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Lay a slice of lemon on each filet (or two if you have big ones like I did).
Wash your asparagus and use a cutting board to cut the bottom, white part off. Lay the asparagus down on the baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Use your hands to toss the asparagus around and get it all coated on the baking sheet. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Stick in the oven and bake for 15-20 min (depending on how done you like your Salmon). 20 min will leave it well-done. I prefer it medium-well so I take it out at around 18 min.
I like to serve this over quinoa, therefore I left the instructions for that here:
While that’s cooking, start your quinoa on the stock. Generally, you can follow the rule of 1 part quinoa to 2 parts liquid. I like to use chicken broth as I think it gives it more flavor, but water works great too if you don’t have any chicken broth around! Otherwise, follow the instructions according to your quinoa package. They should finish up around the time you’re taking the salmon out!
Serve salmon over quinoa with the asparagus on the side. Enjoy!