This 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. Salmon is so nutritious and filling. This One Pot Honey Lemon Salmon with Asparagus is a great low carb meal with delicate, natural flavors.
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.
How to Make the One Pot Honey Lemon Salmon with Asparagus
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 recipe to put on your dinner meal rotation because salmon and asparagus are full of nutrients and it is a low carb meal which, is great for moms trying to keep their weight in check. In addition, it’s an easy weeknight, one pot meal your family is sure to enjoy! Pin this recipe!
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- 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.
If your salmon has the skin on one side, you may cook it with it on and remove it once the salmon is cooked.