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Baked Salmon and Asparagus with Herb Sauce

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Salmon and Asparagus recipe is the perfect spring dish featuring fresh herbs! Made with a lightened up sauce and featuring allergy-friendly dairy alternatives, this meal is loaded with healthy fats, tons of nutrients, and flavors you will love.


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  • 1 cup fresh parsley (torn)
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill (or 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped)
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons capers (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 23 Tablespoons non dairy milk/cream, regular cream, or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1820 oz Atlantic salmon fillet (skin removed and sliced into 4-6 oz portions or 3-4 fillets)
  • 1 lb asparagus (trimmed)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated, optional. Omit for dairy free.)
  • Lemon slices (for garnish)


  1. Prepare garlic and herb sauce: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. After blending, adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet well or line with parchment paper sized to fit the sheet. Set aside.
  3. Arrange sheet pan: Place salmon filets down the center of the baking pan and align asparagus spears around filets. Drizzle ½ tablespoon olive oil over asparagus. Sprinkle salmon and asparagus with a pinch of kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Brush each salmon filet with 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of herb sauce each. Garnish each filet with lemon slices. Drizzle a splash of lemon juice over the asparagus spears.
  5. Bake for 10 -14 minutes, or 10 minutes per inch of salmon thickness. Thicker salmon will take closer to 14 minutes to cook through.
  6. Remove sheet pan from the oven and sprinkle grated parmesan over salmon (and asparagus) if desired. *optional*
  7. Set the oven to Broil and broil sheet pan for 1-3 minutes or until salmon and parmesan are flaky and golden. (Broiling temperatures vary; 500- 550F is ideal.)
  8. Let salmon filet rest 5 minutes before garnishing with extra chopped herbs (optional) and serving.
  9. Leftover sauce may be used for dipping, just use a separate brush than the one used for coating raw salmon.


Capers: Capers are an optional ingredient that gives the sauce a little texture and tanginess! If omitting, use 1 teaspoon extra lemon juice and cream instead.

Other sauces that pair well with this salmon: Try salmon filets with one of my homemade pestos!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 340
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 311.2 mg
  • Fat: 21.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 32.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.5 mg