Recipe: Lemon Roasted Salmon with Asparagus

Lemon roasted salmon with asparagus is a very tasty meal that is highly nutritious. Generally, vegetables are known to contain vitamins and minerals. Asparagus is a vegetable that is low in calories but is highly rich in nutrients. Salmon contains lean protein and polyunsaturated fats.

Preparing salmon as part of a vegetable filled meal especially with asparagus keeps you satisfied for a long time. This reduces the urge to gaze and the nutrients present will nourish your body at the same time. It is a great meal to enjoy during lunch or dinner.

  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins

Health Benefits

  • It helps boost the immune system

The meal contains compound like omega-3 and selenium which can be found mostly in salmon. This compounds helps boost the immune. Also, it reduces the risk of chronic illness

  • It helps lose weight

This dish is a source of lean protein and polyunsaturated fat, which increases your satisfaction level, just avoid calorie-rich sauce or toppings.

  • It aids digestion

It contains vegetables that is highly rich in fiber. Generally, it is an established fact that fiber aids digestion and regular bowel movement.


  • 1 large lemon
  • 20 thin stalks asparagus (well-trimmed)
  • 4-5 salmon fillet (about 1-inch thick)
  • 3tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  1. Place a rack in the oven and pre-heat the oven to 4500F
  2. Grate the lemon to obtain the zest. In a bowl add the zest and 2tbs. of oil. Cut the lemon in half and set aside
  3. Spread a baking sheet, sprinkle with oil. On one side placed the asparagus and Sprinkle with ¾. Salt and ½ tsp of pepper. On the other side of the baking sheet, arrange the salmon fillet with the skin side down on the oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. of pepper.
  4. Roast until the asparagus is tender and the salmon is slightly brown or for 10-13mins
  5. Remove from oven, squeeze the lemon juice over the salmon. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving per recipe: 4

Serving size: 100g

Amount per Serving

Calories 492kcal
Total fat 32.3g
Saturated Fat 6.0g
Cholesterol 112mg
Sodium 992mg
Potassium 990mg
Total carbohydrate 9.7g
Dietary fiber 3.9g
Protein 42.3g
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 11mg
Vitamin C 41mg
Calcium 80mg
Iron 14mg
Thiamin 1mg
Niacin 23mg
Vitamin B6 1mg
Magnesium 89mg
Folate 123mcg


 Just like any other fish and veggies, lemon roasted asparagus can be preserved by storing it in an airtight container and refrigerating for up to 3 days.