Are you a busy professional, working full-time as well as looking after the family and finding it hard to make a balanced meal for yourself? Here’s a simple recipe for a one-pan salmon with veggies meal that might be just what you are looking for!

One-pan salmon with veggies

Serves 2

What you need:

  • 2 cups sweet potato, diced

  • 2 salmon fillets

  • ½ cup of cherry tomatoes, chopped in half

  • 1 bunch of asparagus (~6 spears)

  • 1 bunch of broccolini

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Spread sweet potato evenly on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. Bring the tray out of the oven and move the sweet potato to the outside of the tray, ensuring it is evenly spread out.

  4. Place salmon fillets in the centre of the tray. Pour lemon juice and rub crushed garlic over each fillet. Place chopped tomato (inside down) on top of salmon fillets. Season with pepper.

  5. Place asparagus and broccolini in the remaining area of the tray. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.

  6. Place the dish back in the oven and bake for a further 20-25 minutes.

  7. Once salmon is cooked as desired, remove the tray from the oven and serve.

Variations/Serving Suggestions

  • Swap asparagus and/or broccolini for other non-starchy vegetables (e.g. zucchini, squash, onion) for a greater variety

  • Try an alternative low GI carbohydrate source to sweet potato. Instead, cut large corn on the cob into 4 smaller pieces (no need for extra cooking, put in the oven with salmon and vegetables and bake for 20-25 minutes)

  • Try different flavour combinations to season the salmon (e.g. paprika, sesame, chilli, cumin)