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sheet pan lemon salmon on a bed of rice with asparagus in a white bowl.

Sheet Pan Lemon Salmon

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 525kcal
Ready in less than 30 minutes, add Sheet Pan Lemon Salmon to the weeknight dinner menu! With zesty lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs, this sheet pan dinner recipe is bursting with fresh flavor.
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  • 2 6-ounce center cut salmon filets
  • ¾ pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly minced thyme
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices fresh lemon for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • Cooked rice for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
    overhead view of ingredients for sheet pan lemon salmon.
  • Place the salmon on one half of the baking sheet and the asparagus on the other.
    2 6-ounce center cut salmon filets, ¾ pound asparagus
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, melted butter, lemon juice, minced garlic, and minced thyme together.
    2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 lemon, 2 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon freshly minced thyme
  • Brush the salmon and asparagus with the butter mixture and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    Kosher salt and ground black pepper
    two salmon fillets with lemon slices and asparagus on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 10 minutes, flip the asparagus, and roast for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Broil the salmon for 2-3 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crisp.
    two baked salmon fillets with lemon slices and asparagus on a baking sheet.
  • Serve with rice, drizzle with any additional sauce, and garnish with lemon slices and parsley.
    4 slices fresh lemon, Chopped fresh parsley, Cooked rice



Storage: Store salmon and asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 1293mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1767IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 6mg