Do you like making sheet pan meals? I’ve seen many recipes with chicken and veggies but would love to explore more options!
The trick is choosing foods to go on the pan that approximately all need about the same cooking time.
This is why I chose the salmon with asparagus and roasted cherry tomatoes. I knew they would all be about 15-20 minutes in the oven. If I chose to make salmon and potatoes, I know the the salmon would be cooked but the potatoes would still need more time in the oven!
This was so easy, tasty, healthy and took no time to clean up. (Ok, well maybe 6 minutes). It’s an all around winning situation especially for those busy weeknights that fly by.
Spray sheet pan with non stick spray and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix halved tomatoes with ~1 Tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on sheet pan.
Place salmon in the middle of sheet pan and spread pesto on top. ~2 Tbsp. pesto for each filet.
Place asparagus on other side of salmon, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon. Enjoy as is or with a side of pasta!
*Salmon should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145° F.
I have made a recipe video to show you just how easy this is to make!
Tips for making the best sheet pan salmon
Place the salmon in the middle of the sheet pan! This is where they’ll absorb the most heat! Then scatter the vegetables on both sides of the salmon.
Dice the veggies in similar sizes – and change the veggies up! Just be mindful of needing everything on the pan to cook at the same time so choose proteins and veggies that have similar cook times. Other vegetable ideas:
Potatoes (small dice)
Try not to overcrowd the pan. You can everything to cook up evenly and not get soggy.
Use a commercial grade half sheet pan! (18×13 inches)
Hope you enjoy and make a sheet pan meal for yourself sometime soon!
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Other sheet pan meals and salmon recipes you will love
*Salmon should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145° F.My favorite pesto: 1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado 1/4 cup avocado oil or EVOO 2 bunches of fresh basil 1/3 cup fresh Parmesan, shredded 1/2 cup pine nuts (or walnuts) 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds 2 Tbsp. lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste*Blend all ingredients together in a food processor, add more oil or juice to get desired consistency.