Salmon and Asparagus in Foil

12.06.2018

Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil couldn’t be easier to make and results in juicy, succulent baked salmon and perfectly cooked asparagus. Serve this salmon with salad or mashed potatoes for a complete meal, perfect for busy weeknights!

Image of salmon baked in foil.

A Must Have Baked Salmon Recipe!

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!

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 veggies that need using up. I love how fool proof this recipe is, even if you have minimal experience in the kitchen you can easily make this salmon!

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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.

Two plates of Salmon and Asparagus in Foil topped with lemon wedges

Other Vegetables You Could Bake With Salmon

  • Zucchini
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers

Herbs and Seasonings To Add

  • Try adding herbs such as dill, tarragon, basil, thyme or parsley
  • Drizzle with a little honey for added sweetness
  • Parmesan adds great flavor
  • Try adding red pepper flakes for a nice kick
  • You could replace the lemon slices with oranges or limes

How To Make Baked Salmon and Asparagus In Foil

Cut the salmon into equal portions.

Cutting a side of salmon into fillets.

Cut the foil into 4 equal sheets and divide the asparagus spears into equal portions, laying them in the centre of the foil. Mix together minced garlic and oil and drizzle over the asparagus.

Season each salmon fillet and lay over the asparagus.

Laying asparagus on sheet of foil before topping with salmon.

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).

Laying salmon over asparagus on sheet of foil. Adding lemon slices and fresh dill over salmon fillet.

Wrap sides of foil inward over salmon then fold in top and bottom of foil to enclose.

Wrapping salmon in foil packets and setting on baking sheet to bake.

How Long to Bake Salmon?

  • This salmon recipe will take about 25 minutes at 400 degrees to bake because it’s wrapped in foil with other ingredients.
  • Generally though individual salmon fillets in a baking dish will take about 10 – 14 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • A side of salmon will take about 15 – 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Cooked salmon after baking in oven.

How Long to Bake Salmon

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Baked Salmon and Asparagus in Foil

4.8 from 15 votes

This salmon and asparagus in foil couldn't be easier to make and results in juicy, succulent baked salmon and perfectly cooked asparagus. Serve this salmon with salad or mashed potatoes for a complete meal, perfect for busy weeknights!

Servings: 4 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 412 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Potassium 1308mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 18.8%
Vitamin C 25.6%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 24.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, baked salmon recipe
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

182 comments

  • Andrea Vizcarra: Im 5 weeks post op VSG and im learning new ways of cooking healthy foods. Im so glad i came across this recipe. Its high in protein and very delicious! September 23, 2018 at 8:37pm Reply

  • April: Hello!, Jaclyn
    I have made different food from your site and so far have had great success with them all. I was wondering if I didn’t have fresh dill on hand, could I use dried?, I understand that fresh herbs are so yummy when adding to foods, but I was curious and wanted a plan B, just incase. How much dried dill would I use in place of the fresh?. Thank you for your time and patience. Like many I use to just cook from a box, lol…but I discovered online recipes gave it a wack, and discovered I loved making food! :-), thank you for your yummy ideas.

    Sincerely,April July 10, 2018 at 5:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry for the late reply! But yes dried dill would be fine, I’d probably use about 1 1/2 tsp dried dill. So glad you found my blog! July 20, 2018 at 3:15pm Reply

  • Roxann: Now this is grown up camping. Delicious June 29, 2018 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Mori: This was my first time ever making a meal like this and I’m only 16 and it was also my first time eating salmon and I loved it! I made it for my family and they all came back for seconds! Would definitely make this again, thanks for the recipe! June 12, 2018 at 5:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s so awesome you cooked a meal for your family Mori! I’m so glad your family liked it :). Keep cooking!! And tanks for the great review! June 13, 2018 at 11:52am Reply

  • Ruth Rayl: Overall this had a good flavor, but 25 – 30 minutes is way too much cooking time. The asparagus was soft and gray and the salmon was really over cooked. Will try again but start checking at 15 minutes. May 18, 2018 at 11:15pm Reply

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