This recipe for Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Yogurt Dill Sauce is so simple and easy, yet full of delicious flavor. Bake in in the oven, on a sheet-pan in under 30 minutes! A healthy, spring-inspired dinner, perfect for busy weeknights when time is short.
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Fresh salmon, need not be fussy or complicated -it has the best flavor even when prepared simply. Here it’s baked on a sheet-pan with tender spring asparagus and served with a dollop of tasty yogurt dill sauce. An EASY, fast, sheet-pan dinner that comes together in about 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!
This baked salmon recipe is enough to serve 4 people- Brian and I had it two nights in a row- and guess what? The leftovers were amazing!
Lemon zest gives the asparagus and salmon a little brightness.
And the rest is simple- salt, pepper and olive oil.
I love using fresh wild king salmon because it has a higher oil content, making it very difficult to overcook or dry out. It costs a little more, but it has such a lovely flavor. It tastes of the ocean. My personal favorite.
If you are wanting to fire up the grill- these could easily be grilled as well.
While the salmon is baking whisk together the yogurt dill sauce.
Fresh dill and parsley are mixed with yogurt, garlic and lemon zest. The perfect sauce for baked salmon…so springy!
A simple meal that allows the flavor of the fresh salmon and spring asparagus come through.
Hope you enjoy this very simple Roasted Salmon with Asparagus and Yogurt Dill Sauce – an EASY sheet-pan dinner that comes together in 30 minutes!
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Baked Salmon Recipe with Asparagus & Yogurt Dill Sauce
Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Yogurt Dill Sauce -a simple, EASY sheet-pan dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: salmon, fish, main, weeknight dinners
- Method: roasted
- Cuisine: Northwest
- 1 large bunch asparagus
- 1 – 1 ¼ lb wild king salmon filet ( or 4 smaller filets)
- 1–2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon zest from one lemon (divided)
Dilly Yogurt Sauce
- ½ cup plain whole fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- lemon zest (of ½ a lemon)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chopped dill
- ¼ cup chopped chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375F
Trim the tough ends off the asparagus and toss with a light drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
Nestle the salmon in the middle of the asparagus and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and sprinkle the salmon and asparagus with lemon zest from ½ a lemon ( saving the remaining zest for the sauce).
Place in the preheated 375F oven for 16-20 minutes, adjusting time, depending on thickness of the salmon, and broiling for the last couple minutes if you like. (This piece was 1 ½ inches thick and took 16 minutes, plus 2 minute broil) for salmon cooked to medium. If cooking smaller salmon pieces, they may take less time, so check earlier and remove if needed, allowing asparagus to cook longer if necessary.
Wild King Salmon is a nice option here because it has a higher oil content which means it won’t dry out as easily if overcooked. The redder the salmon, the less the oil content – and the easier it is to overcook.
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