Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon

Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish to get dinner on the table! | gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish of this recipe! | gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free | Nutrition to Fit

Need an easy salmon dinner? Like – really easy, not “easy” then the recipe calls for twenty ingredients, half of which you’ve never heard of? Oh, or how about those “easy” recipes that require you to use every single measuring spoon, cup, bowl and every other utensil in your kitchen? Yeah, hard pass – if it’s going to take me longer to wash the dishes than it is to eat it, that’s not happening.

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish of this recipe! | gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free | Nutrition to Fit

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is none of that. Here’s what it is, though:

  • 5 minutes prep time
  • 15 minutes cook time
  • 6 ingredients – salmon, asparagus, olive oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, and salt
  • only requires a maximum of 4 dishes/ utensils to get dirty during prep and cooking

So yeah – easy. And now that we’ve established just how easy my Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is, let’s chat about the dinner itself.

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish of this recipe! | gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free | Nutrition to Fit

First off – the flavors are super mild. The sesame adds a very subtle nuttiness that pairs nicely with the bright, fresh flavor of the lemon. A pinch of salt enhances all the flavors and that’s really all there is to it!

There’s nothing wrong with letting the natural flavors of the food itself shine. Sometimes I think we all get caught up in needing crazy recipes, elaborate flavors, when really – when simple is done well, that’s all you need! Which is why this Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is a new fave of mine.

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish of this recipe! | gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free | Nutrition to Fit

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This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish! | gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free | Nutrition to Fit

Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 229 kcal

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish to get dinner on the table!

free from: gluten, dairy, soy, egg, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon
  • 1 pound asparagus (ends trimmed off)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (or any oil of choice)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional: fresh lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To help with easier cleanup, line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the large fillet of salmon on one side of the sheet pan (skin-side down), and the asparagus on the other side.

  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, sesame seeds, and salt. Evenly pour over the salmon and asparagus.

  4. Roast for 15 minutes. Serve immediately when done - may squeeze fresh lemon wedge over salmon.

Recipe Notes

I recommend leaving the salmon in one large fillet, but if you choose to cut into individual portions it will require less cooking time and the asparagus will be more crisp.

You can leave the salmon skin on or off - whichever you prefer.

Leftovers may be refrigerated up to 48 hours in an enclosed, airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 795mg23%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Sesame Salmon is an easy weeknight dinner that takes under 20 minutes from start to finish! | gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free | Nutrition to Fit

 

 

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