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Herb Infused Salmon with Asparagus & Spiced Fries

Salmon, lemon, and dill have always been good friends. This keto-friendly dish is great for a weeknight or a date night. The brightness of lemon and dill brings out the best in salmon and asparagus, while spiced sweet potato fries add a delightful twist. A harmonious blend of flavors you’ll love returning to.

A Fresh Twist on Dinner: Herbed Salmon with Asparagus

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding time to prepare a nutritious and delicious dinner can often feel like an impossible task.  We have the perfect solution for you: an easy dinner recipe that’s as healthy as it is flavorful. Introducing Herbed Salmon with Asparagus, a culinary delight that will have your taste buds dancing and your body thanking you.

Salmon: A Nutrient-Rich Star of the Dish

Salmon is renowned for its rich flavor and abundant health benefits, making it the star of this dish. This meal is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health, but it’s also a great source of protein.  This makes it an ideal choice for those looking to fuel their bodies with nutrient-rich ingredients. And when paired with fresh asparagus, you’ve got yourself a winning combination that’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Elevating Flavor with Herb-Infused Olive Oil

What sets this recipe apart is its use of herb-infused olive oil, which adds a burst of flavor that takes this dish to the next level.  Infusing the olive oil with a blend of aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and garlic, you’re able to elevate the taste profile of the salmon and asparagus without adding any unnecessary calories or sodium. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make – simply combine the olive oil and herbs in a small saucepan and let simmer for a few minutes until fragrant.

Simple Preparation for Delicious Results

When it comes to preparing this dish, simplicity is key. Start by seasoning the salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Next, brush them with the herb-infused olive oil before baking in the oven. While the salmon cooks, toss the asparagus spears in the remaining olive oil mixture and roast them until tender-crisp. In just under 20 minutes, you’ll have a complete meal that’s bursting with flavor and goodness.

Wholesome Goodness Made Easy

This Herbed Salmon with Asparagus recipe a feast for the senses and is a testament to the fact that healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. With minimal prep work, you can whip up a restaurant-worthy meal in the comfort of your own kitchen. So why wait? Treat yourself to this easy dinner recipe tonight and savor every bite of its wholesome goodness.



Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min


For Herbed Salmon and Asparagus:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Pepper to taste
4 salmon filets
1 bunch asparagus, cut into long spears
Lemon slices for serving

For Spiced Fries
2 large sweet potatoes, cut into fries (keep the skin on)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray

Instructions for Herbed Salmon with Asparagus and Spiced Fries

1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). You’ll start with the sweet potato fries as
they take longer and can cook at a higher temperature initially.

2. Prepare the Sweet Potato Fries:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss the sweet
potato fries with olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder,
kosher salt, and black pepper until evenly coated. Arrange the fries in a single
layer on the baking sheet, ensuring they’re not crowded. Lightly spray the fries
with cooking spray for extra crispiness.

3. Bake the Sweet Potato Fries:
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

4. Lower the Oven Temperature for Salmon and Asparagus:
After the fries have been in the oven for 15 minutes, lower the oven
temperature to 375°F (190°C).

5. Prepare the Salmon and Asparagus:
Cover another sheet pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine 2
tablespoons olive oil, chopped dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon
kosher salt, and pepper. Place the salmon filets and asparagus on the
prepared sheet pan. Spoon the herb mixture on top of each salmon filet.

6. Bake the Salmon, Asparagus, and Continue Cooking Fries:
Place the salmon and asparagus in the oven alongside the sweet potato fries.
Bake everything for an additional 20 minutes. Flip the sweet potato fries
halfway through this time.

7. Final Steps:
Check that the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (about 20
minutes total) and the asparagus is tender. The sweet potato fries should be
golden brown and crispy. Remove everything from the oven.