This sheet pan salmon dinner with veggies is sweet, umami, a little spicy, and delicious. It’s high protein, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and super easy to make.
Have you tried cooking a one-pan meal yet? If you haven’t, now is the time!
You’ll be eager to try this one-pan salmon dinner right away.
Who doesn’t love cooking with fewer pans and tools while also having sheet pan dinner on the table in less than an hour? Thus, it’s a perfect solution to our busy lives these days.
Plus, this recipe is high in protein and gluten-free. It’s also a great meal idea when you’re trying to lose weight.
Each serving is less than 500 calories.
How to Make One Pan Salmon Dinner
Cooking a one-pan dinner is pretty simple. You’re going to want a decent, non-stick sheet tray.
This will make cleanup a breeze when the meal is over.
Ingredients for the Sauce
Coconut aminos – It’s a healthier, low-sodium alternative for soy sauce. It’s made from coconut palm and sea salt. Therefore, it’s free of soy, wheat, and gluten.
You may use regular soy sauce, too, if you prefer.
Rice vinegar – High in vitamins and minerals. It’s a commonly used ingredient in Asian cooking and adds a punch of flavor that makes a big difference in the meal.
If you can’t find any, you may use apple cider vinegar as a substitute.
Sesame oil – It’s another item used quite often in Asian cuisine. Sesame oil is high in antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
You can use any other cooking oil as a substitute, but it’s recommended to stick to sesame oil. You’ll want that distinctive flavor with the salmon.
It’s quite delicious!
Garlic – Found in many forms, making it an easy-to-use cooking ingredient. You can use it in its freshest form (whole cloves) for the best flavor.
Though, if you don’t want to handle fresh garlic, you can also buy it minced in a tube or in frozen cubes.
Ground ginger – Known for its immune-boosting properties. Using ground ginger here allows you to get the great flavor without fiddling with a fresh ginger nub.
If you’re feeling ambitious, go ahead and try fresh ginger. It will give the dish a really great flavor.
Honey – It adds sweetness to the dish as well as more immune-boosting properties. It’s one of the best all-natural sweeteners available.
Try to find raw honey, if possible, for the best benefits. Maple syrup or agave will be adequate substitutes if you don’t have any honey.
Cornstarch – Thickening agent used in cooking. Cornstarch is gluten-free.
Sesame seeds – They are a great source of fiber. They add texture and flavor to the final dish.
How to Make the Sauce
Here is how we are going to make the tasty sauce for the sheet pan meal.
To start the sauce, add the coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, rice vinegar, and honey to a small saucepot. Heat the pot to medium-high heat and whisk together.
While the sauce gets hot, combine the cornstarch and water in a separate bowl. Make sure the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
Next, slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepot. Continue to stir as you pour it in.
After that, bring the mixture to a simmer, and the sauce should start to thicken.
The final step is to add the sesame seeds. Set the sauce for your one-pan dinner aside until you’re ready to use it.
Ingredients for Salmon and Vegetables
Sweet potatoes – One of the best starchy alternatives to add to your meal plan when you’re trying to lose weight and stay healthy. They are high in fiber and lower in calories than other potatoes.
You could use another orange squash as a substitute for this recipe. Some examples would be butternut squash or acorn squash.
Extra virgin olive oil – A cooking oil that will help keep your heart healthy and cholesterol down. You may substitute it with oil if you prefer.
Some other options are coconut oil or avocado oil.
Salmon fillets – Wonderful source of protein. It’s also high in antioxidants and healthy fats that our body needs.
If you don’t like salmon, you could use another flaky fish like cod. You could also try this recipe with shrimp, which would also be very good.
Broccoli florets – One of the healthiest vegetables you can add to your diet. It pairs wonderfully with the sauce in this recipe and the salmon.
It’s low calorie, low carb, and full of healthy vitamins and minerals.
White onion – Onions are a low-calorie cooking vegetable that adds a ton of flavor. It’s hard to find a good savory recipe without them!
You could use yellow or sweet onions as a substitute if you cannot find white onions.
Red bell pepper – High in vitamin C and plenty of other vitamins and minerals. Cooking with them adds texture and a little bit of sweetness to the recipe.
Salt and black pepper
How to Prepare Salmon with Veggies
Now it’s time to prepare the other ingredients. Firstly, cook the sweet potatoes.
Then, preheat the oven to 400F. Afterward, toss the sweet potatoes with about a teaspoon of olive oil.
Spread the sweet potatoes out onto a sheet tray. Place the sheet tray in the 400F oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
When the potatoes are done, push them to the edge of the pan to make room for the other ingredients.
Prep the other vegetables and toss them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Next, place the salmon in the middle of the sheet tray. Brush about ½ tablespoon of olive oil onto the salmon fillets.
Then season them with salt and pepper.
Now lay the other vegetables around the salmon.
Before placing it in the oven, drizzle most of the sauce over the salmon and vegetables.
Now, you’ll bake the salmon and vegetables for around 15 minutes or until the salmon is thoroughly cooked. It should be flakey when you cut into it.
Once everything is cooked, pour the remaining sauce over the pan before serving.
Veggies That Pair Well with Salmon
Salmon is a great superfood to add to your diet, but what vegetables pair well with salmon?
Fortunately, salmon is very versatile, and there are a lot of vegetables that will taste great.
Some of these include:
- Cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower
- Roasted brussels sprouts
- Bacon-wrapped asparagus
- Roasted carrots
- Sauteed kale or spinach
How Do You Know if Salmon is Cooked?
Salmon is a unique fish in that it’s pink in color before and after cooking. So, how do we know if it’s fully-cooked?
When salmon is cooked, it should be a much lighter pink. It will also be flakey and easy to cut into once it’s cooked.
Make sure that the center is not the bright pink it was before cooking. That means it’s still raw and not safe to eat yet.
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Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner with Veggies
Salmon and Vegetables
- 2 sweet potatoes cut into cubes
- 2.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 salmon fillets
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 white onion sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- black pepper
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Toss diced sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp of olive oil in a bowl. Place them on the sheet pan evenly and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
- Now bake them in the oven for 15 minutes.
- While the potatoes are baking, add coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and honey to a saucepan. Whisk to combine and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
- Now, combine cornstarch and water until it’s fully dissolved. Then, add into the saucepan, whisk for a little bit until the sauce thickens up, and reduce the heat. Then remove the saucepan and stir in the sesame seeds. Finally, let it cool down.
- Salmon and Veggies
- Once the potatoes are done, to push them, toss them to the edge of the sheet pan. Now place salmon fillets in the center of the sheet pan and brush them with 1/2 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Toss the rest of the vegetables in 1 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
- Spread the rest of the vegetables around the salmon.
- Drizzle the sauce over salmon and vegetables. However, keep 1/4 cup of the sauce for later.
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes and roast until the salmon is fully cooked and flakes easily with a fork.
- Drizzle with the remaining sauce before serving.