Baked Salmon with Asparagus: A Simple, Elegant Delight


Savor the elegance of simplicity with this Baked Salmon with Asparagus recipe. Combining the rich, tender flavors of salmon with the crisp freshness of asparagus, this dish is a testament to the beauty of minimal ingredients and easy preparation. Perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner or a sophisticated meal with guests, this recipe brings both flavor and nutrition to the table.

Baked Salmon with Asparagus: A Simple, Elegant Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet with a portion of asparagus


  • 4 salmon fillets (about 150 grams or 5 ounces each)
  • 500 grams (1.1 pounds) asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh dill or parsley, for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange the asparagus on the baking sheet and drizzle with half the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Top each fillet with a couple of lemon slices.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Garnish with fresh dill or parsley before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use fresh, high-quality salmon for the best taste.
  • Don’t overcook the salmon to maintain its moisture and tenderness.
  • Add a splash of white wine to the baking sheet for an extra flavor boost.


  • Can I use frozen salmon for this recipe? Yes, but thaw it completely before cooking.
  • How can I tell when the salmon is done? The salmon should be opaque and flake easily with a fork.
  • What side dishes go well with this recipe? Try serving with quinoa, rice, or a simple salad for a complete meal.