Salmon and Asparagus in Foil


Do you have those days where you don’t mind cooking but more than anything you just don’t want to clean up the mess? I have them all the time, dishes are never ending around here. So, when there’s an easy recipe out there that requires minimal prep and clean up I’m all over it!

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This salmon really couldn’t get any easier and the method of cooking it all together in a foil pouch seals in moisture and keeps the flavors intact. It’s also a very versatile recipe, you can use other types of veggies (like zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, bell pepper) and herbs or you could even add in some honey or parmesan. I love how fool proof this recipe is, even if you have minimal experience in the kitchen you can easily make this salmon!

Once you try this you’ll likely turn to this method time and time…and time again. I know I will. Salmon is one of my favorite dinners and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it.



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Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil

4.79 from 14 votes

This easy and delicious baked salmon with asparagus is the perfect meal for all occasions.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, salmon recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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. Cut four sheets of aluminum foil about 14-inch long. Divide asparagus into 4 equal portions (about 8 spears per foil packet) and layer in center of each length of foil.
  2. 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. Rinse salmon and allow excess water to run off, then season bottom of each fillet with salt and pepper. Layer fillets over asparagus.
  3. 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).
  4. Wrap sides of foil inward over salmon then fold in top and bottom of foil to enclose.
  5. Place foil pouches in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until salmon is cooked through, about 25 - 30 minutes. Unwrap and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Potassium 1099mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 18.5%
Vitamin C 25.6%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 22.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • h: made this last night! added butter. DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing! March 12, 2015 at 1:42pm Reply

  • Kathleen: I’m making this tonight! I did some research on farm raised salmon and do not buy it anymore. Same with Tilapia, do not eat it. February 28, 2015 at 5:31pm Reply

    • Andrea: How do you know the difference? And what is ok to buy? April 25, 2016 at 6:41pm Reply

      • Mona: You should never, ever eat farm raised salmon. It’s not really salmon, but some other fish in disguise. Plus it’s been dyed to more closely resemble salmon. Also, I’ve done a lot of research on fish from other countries. I absolutely refuse to buy any fish coming from southeast Asia, because of their sanitary conditions. I won’t disgust you with the details. I’ll just say it’s really, really gross!. All fish is marked with the “country of origin. If you’re buying fresh fish, ask the person behind the counter. February 6, 2017 at 7:18pm Reply

      • Barb: Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious and no clean up, which I love. It did take 10 mins more for salmon to be totally cooked and very moist. I also make chicken packets, delish. Thank you April 24, 2018 at 5:51pm Reply

  • Hope: I made this tonight. It was great but it took a lot longer then 20 minutes to cook. February 25, 2015 at 7:01pm Reply

  • Song: This looks delicious, but what’s the grain side dish in one of last set of pictures? February 13, 2015 at 1:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It was something I just threw together for looks actually :), quinoa with some cranberries for color and almonds and lemon juice. February 23, 2015 at 6:34pm Reply

  • Sheri: I love salmon & make it often! I can’t wait to try this!! It looks DELICIOUS! (great photos) Thanks. February 9, 2015 at 7:14am Reply

    • Betty: Made this salmon for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you for this great dish! Will be making it often. February 7, 2018 at 2:41pm Reply

  • olivia – Primavera Kitchen: We have salmon about 3 times a week because we just loooove it, but do you believe i’ve never made salmon in foil? Yours looks delicious! February 8, 2015 at 8:14am Reply

  • Layla @brunchtimebaker: Oh yum! What a great idea :) February 6, 2015 at 8:41pm Reply

  • J.Lee: Try this in parchment. =) February 6, 2015 at 11:28am Reply

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