This Salmon Honey Lemon is the perfect one pot, healthy and delicious, quick weeknight dinner! It’s ready in only 25 min with just a tiny bit of prep and only one pan to clean. Low-carb and gluten-free.
Easy Salmon Dinner
Salmon is so nutritious and filling. This One Pot Honey Lemon Salmon with Asparagus is a great low-carb, Keto meal with delicate, natural flavors. It’s similar to my delicious Baked Honey Garlic Salmon recipe.
Honey, olive oil, garlic and lemon are simple flavors that together give salmon some slight sweetness. I tend to stay away using bottled sauces and seasonings except for BBQ sauce occasionally.
You get so much more flavor from natural ingredients and none of the processed tastes.
This easy one pot meal will taste like you ordered in a nice restaurant.
Stir some extra virgin olive oil, freshly minced garlic, lemon juice and zest and little honey with some freshly cracked pepper in a small bowl.
After you wash the asparagus, put the end of each piece in each of your hands and snap it.
The pointy side where it breaks is where the asparagus is tender. Discard the other ends.
Spray a large frying pan with oil spray and arrange the salmon fillets in the middle with the asparagus around it.
Pour the oil mixture on top of the salmon and asparagus. Salt it to taste.
Cook on med/high heat, covered for about 20 minutes.
Just stir it midway and flip the asparagus over at about the 15 min mark so it can brown.
You can make this One Pot Honey Lemon Salmon with Asparagus probably with ingredients you already have on hand.
I buy salmon from Costco and freeze half of it to make for dinner another night.
The light natural sweetness of honey added to this dinner with the fresh lemon flavor is really delightful.
This is a good Keto/ low-carb recipe to put on your dinner meal rotation.
Salmon and asparagus are full of nutrients and it is a low carb meal which, is great for those trying to keep their weight in check.
Additionally, it’s an easy weeknight, one pot meal your family is sure to enjoy! Pin this recipe!
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One Pot Honey Lemon Salmon with Asparagus
- 1 lb of salmon
- 1 lb of asparagus stems removed
- 1/2 lemon juice and zest
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil, juice of 1/2 a lemon and zest, honey, garlic, and pepper.
- With oil spray, spray the inside of a large frying pan. Add salmon fillets in the center and arrange the asparagus along the sides. Pour oil mixture over top of salmon and asparagus. Cook covered on med/high heat stirring asparagus about ten minutes in and flip the salmon fillets over at about 15 minutes. Cook a total of 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and no longer raw inside.
Joanne Schweitzer says
Thanks for the 5-star rating Maria. I’m happy your family enjoys it.
My whole family loves this meal and I cook it all the time. I love how easy it is to make and how little cleanup there is after too. The instructions are real easy to follow as well. This is one of my favorite meals and a great way to get my daughter to eat some delicious salmon.
Oh and I once forgot to add lemon to this and it still turns out amazing and delicious.
Joanne, this is my son’s favorite meal. I love it for not only it’s nutritional value but the easiness , as well as, the delight to the taste buds! 5 stars on this recipe! Love asparagus with salmon!
I really love salmon too. It is so filling, yummy and healthy. It can be prepared in numerous ways too.
One-pot meals rock my world and this combines so many of my favorite things into one! :D! I adore salmon!
I like zucchini and green beans too. I wish the birds weren’t eating our garden zucchini flowers!
Salmon is a favorite of mine. It is such a meaty fish. I’ll have to explore more ways to make it.
Hi Joanne – thanks for sharing a Fiesta Friday – salmon and asparagus are such a perfect match and this looks like a lovely light Summer dinner.
Great way to cook salmon, I like mine a little charred on the outside but still rare and pink in the middle.
Judith Graber says
I love salmon and prefer it cooked on the grill outside or grill pan inside where it gets a little char to it like you have done. The sauce sounds light but good – I might substitute green beans or maybe zucchini for the asparagus.