One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus

One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus


This one-pan salmon and asparagus recipe is extremely quick and easy to make. With only five ingredients (excluding salt and pepper), there’s almost no prep time, which is always a plus.

The only thing worse than prepping food is the clean up. This dish makes cleaning up a breeze since you are only using one pan. This is a great recipe for those busy nights when you don’t have a lot of time or just don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen.

Optionally you could add in additional veggies, however note the cook time might need to be altered. For example, if you added potatoes, I would probably sauté them for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients.

If adding things such as cherry tomatoes or squash, I’d add them towards the end with about 3-4 minutes remaining. This allows them to warm through without completely turning to mush.

Mushrooms and onions are other ingredients you could add for additional flavor. The options are endless.

What would you add to this recipe? Share in the comments below.

Yields 4 servings

One-Pan Salmon and Asparagus

A simple one-pan salmon and asparagus main dish that's ready in only 15 minutes!

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 4 six-oz. salmon fillets
  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Melt coconut oil in large pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Place asparagus in single layer on bottom of pan, and place salmon on top. Top with garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place lid on and cook for about 8-10 minutes, checking regularly to prevent burning.
  4. When fish is done and easily flakes with a fork, turn off heat and drizzle with lemon juice.



464 cal


16 g


31 g


58 g
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By | 2017-06-21T14:01:56-05:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |18 Comments

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Wendy Neal is a holistic health coach who helps people who have recently been diagnosed with food allergies or sensitivities to take the stress and overwhelm out of transitioning their diet, so they can be confident and worry-free that what they eat won't make them sick.


  1. JM Kayne June 22, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply
    Ahhhhhh!!! You gave me an idea on how to do this better! I love Salmon!! thank you for sharing, it helps me a lot. Off to prepping dinner <3 God bless! JM Kayne | #InMyHeart♥
  2. Kathleen June 22, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply
    I've always meant to eat more fish but I'm terrible at cooking it.. this seems easy though so I will definitely be trying it! Especially because we love asparagus! Thanks for the great recipe :)
    • Wendy Neal June 22, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply
      You're welcome Kathleen. In order for me to cook something, it HAS to be quick and easy :)
  3. Gidokblog June 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm - Reply
    Hmmmmm.. This look so delicious and healthy as well. Worth a trial.
  4. Tasha Amy June 23, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply
    Definitely one I'll have to try! Plus cooking everything in one pan means less cleaning up, a definite bonus
  5. Tori June 23, 2017 at 12:31 am - Reply
    Yum! I love salmon and I'm always looking for different ways to serve it.
    • Wendy Neal June 23, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply
      I usually bake my salmon and love this different way of cooking it.
  6. Pile June 23, 2017 at 1:10 am - Reply
    I wish I could take that out from pictures. They look very tasty
  7. Diran June 23, 2017 at 1:38 am - Reply
    Hi Wendy, As someone who likes cooking, this is a helpful addition to my menu. Thanks.
    • Wendy Neal June 23, 2017 at 10:29 am - Reply
      You're welcome, glad you can add this to your menu.
  8. Christiana June 23, 2017 at 3:31 am - Reply
    This meal looks really nice. I have never tried it though. Hopefully someday.
    • Wendy Neal June 23, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply
      You should try it if you can, its delicious!
  9. moumita June 23, 2017 at 5:47 am - Reply
    ohh its looking so yummy plus seems it will be quick
    • Wendy Neal June 23, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply
      Yes very quick and easy, that's what I like about it besides being delicious :)

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