Salmon & asparagus foil easy bake

By April 25, 2016Recipes

When the clock strikes 5:00, most people breathe a sigh of relief. But that’s just when my craziness begins. Between running errands and running 5-10 miles, cooking dinner and doing dishes, I feel like the workday never ends. So I’m always searching for quick, healthy recipes with the least amount of prep and cleanup.

This salmon and asparagus recipe really couldn’t get any easier. The method of cooking it all together in a foil pouch seals in moisture and keeps the flavors intact. Another great perk of this recipe is that you can use pretty much any type of veggies. Switch it up with zucchini, spinach, tomatoes or bell peppers. You could even add in some honey or Parmesan. Make this recipe your own and stash it in your “dinners for the crazy days” folder.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • Fresh dill sprigs, or chopped fresh thyme, rosemary or parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut four sheets of aluminum foil about 14-inch long.
  3. Divide asparagus into 4 equal portions (about 8 spears per foil packet) and layer in center of each length of foil.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together oil with garlic. Drizzle 1 tsp of the oil over portion of asparagus then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Rinse salmon and allow excess water to run off, then season bottom of each fillet with salt and pepper.
  6. Layer fillets over asparagus. Drizzle top of each salmon fillet with 1 tsp of the olive oil mixture and season top with salt and pepper to taste. Top each with about 2 sprigs dill and 2 lemon slices (if using fresh thyme or rosemary use about 3/4 tsp per each if using parsley use 1 1/2 tsp).
  7. Wrap sides of foil inward over salmon then fold in top and bottom of foil to enclose.
  8. Place foil pouches in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until salmon is cooked through, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  9. Unwrap and serve warm.

Recipe from Cooking Classy.