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Citrus Salmon Sheet-Pan Meal

This complete sheet-pan meal combines salmon, asparagus, and butternut squash with a piquant lemon-garlic sauce.
Salmon, green beans and squash on a sheet pan.
  • Yield 2 servings
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Citrus Salmon

  • 1 cup diced butternut squash (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 6-oz. wild-caught salmon fillets

Lemon-Garlic Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tbs. minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions

STEP 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a pan with parchment paper, if desired.
STEP 2
Place the squash in a medium bowl. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix until the squash is thoroughly coated, then arrange on the sheet pan in a single layer. Place on the middle rack in the oven and roast for 10 minutes.
STEP 3
While the squash is roasting place the asparagus in the same bowl and add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix until the asparagus is thoroughly coated.
STEP 4
Whisk ingredients for lemon-garlic sauce in a small bowl. Set mixture aside.
STEP 5
Take the sheet pan out of the oven and move squash to one side of the pan. Add the asparagus next to the squash, and add the salmon fillets, skin-side down, to the other side of the pan. Brush the fillets with half the lemon-garlic sauce and cook for an additional 10 to 14 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the salmon is opaque and flakes easily. Drizzle with remaining lemon-garlic sauce. Serve as desired, with fresh parsley or cooked grains.

This recipe originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Experience LifeLife Time’s whole-life health and fitness magazine. 

Photography by: Andrea DAgosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Paul Jackman

Kaelyn
Kaelyn Riley

Kaelyn Riley is an Experience Life associate editor.

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