salmon and asparagus on a baking sheet

Salmon + Asparagus

Now, this is just a great and yummy recipe. I love and make it often.

But let’s be real — just salmon and asparagus isn’t a sustaining meal for me. So I like to add sauteed or roasted zucchini and squash, or some quinoa or rice. Check out this post for some ideas on roasted veggies!

The Kitchn is one of my favorite websites. The tips, the recipes, the ideas.


Their guidelines for How To Cook Salmon in the Oven are what I’ve followed for oven-baked salmon and they’ve treated me well. The only thing I’ll add, to take into consideration, is your oven and it’s true temp. So your baking time may vary a bit.

The recipe outlined in the above link is for simple salmon (salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon wedges) which is how I often cook this delicious dish. I like to get creative with the sides. (As I’ve mentioned, they’re my main squeeze). Here are some additional ideas from The Kitchen for ya that I’ve liked (modifications may be required… let’s not act shocked) to help bolster your meal:

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