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Salmon and Asparagus Salad

Salmon and Asparagus Salad features quickly roasted salmon and asparagus served on baby greens with mustard vinaigrette. And this is a perfectly easy sheet pan meal when you want a nice dinner without much fuss! 

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Salmon and Asparagus Salad finished salads with dressing on side

Usually when I’m updating an old recipe that needs new photos I try hard not to change much about the recipe in case people have it bookmarked, but when I looked at this recipe for Salmon and Asparagus Salad, the original method of marinating the salmon and then grilling it while you roasted the asparagus seemed so labor-intensive compared to how I would make it now.

This time I simply roasted the asparagus a few minutes on a sheet pan, added the salmon that I’d rubbed with my favorite Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link), and the result was a wonderful salmon and asparagus salad like you might get at a fine restaurant. The simple method of roasting both asparagus and salmon gets my vote!

I originally posted Salmon and Asparagus Salad when I was distracted with thoughts of cheese sandwiches and asparagus was on sale at the store by my house for $1.69 a pound! Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette was updated April 2012 with step-by-step instructions and better photos.

Salmon and Asparagus Salad process shots collage

How to Make Salmon and Asparagus Salad:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. We were making this for lunch, but you could use bigger pieces of salmon for dinner. Rub the salmon with olive oil and Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link) or your favorite seasonings for fish, and let it come to room temperature while you start to cook the asparagus.
  2. Trim the woody ends from the asparagus, drizzle with olive oil, and start roasting it in a 450F/230C oven.
  3. While the asparagus roasts, mix together the white wine vinegar and mustard and then whisk in the olive oil to make the dressing.
  4. After asparagus has cooked for 10-15 minutes add the salmon to the roasting pan.
  5. Continue to roast about 10 minutes more, or until the salmon is firm, but not hard to the touch when pressed with your finger.
  6. Toss the salad greens with a couple of tablespoons of the dressing. Arrange half of greens, half of asparagus, and one piece of salmon on a plate and drizzle over a little more of the vinaigrette.
  7. Serve Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Salad right away.

Salmon and Asparagus Salad on serving plates, square image

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Salmon and Asparagus Salad on serving plates, square image

Salmon and Asparagus Salad

Yield 2 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Salmon and Asparagus Salad is a perfect sheet pan meal with quickly roasted salmon and asparagus, served on baby greens with mustard vinaigrette.


  • two 6 oz. salmon fillets (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. Fish rub for seasoning salmon (see notes)
  • 10 stalks fresh asparagus (or more)
  • 4 cups salad greens
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 T white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. mustard
  • 5 T extra virgin olive oil, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C.
  2. Spray a roasting pan with olive oil or nonstick spray.
  3. Rub the salmon with olive oil and fish rub and let it come to room temperature while you start to cook the asparagus.
  4. Trim the woody ends from the asparagus, arrange in a single layer on the roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Start roasting the asparagus while you mix the white wine vinegar and mustard and then whisk in olive oil to make the vinaigrette.
  6. After about 10-15 minutes (depending on how done you like your asparagus) turn the asparagus and add the salmon to the roasting pan.
  7. Cook salmon (and asparagus) about 10 minutes, or until the salmon feels firm but not hard to the touch when you press it with your finger.
  8. Toss the salad greens with a couple of tablespoons of the dressing and arrange on two serving plates.
  9. Put half the asparagus on each plate, topped with a piece of salmon.
  10. Drizzle a little more dressing over the fish and serve immediately, with fresh ground black pepper if desired.


I love Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link) and would use it to season the salmon, but use any seasonings you prefer. I used frozen salmon, thawed overnight in the refrigerator. I used Stone Ground Mustard, but Dijon would be fine.

Recipe adapted from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook. (affiliate link) I originally made this recipe using the method in the cookbook of marinating the salmon and cooking the asparagus and fish separately, but now I prefer roasting both asparagus and salmon in the oven.)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 928Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 53gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 460mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 67g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Salad recipe is a great low-carb or Keto lunch or light dinner and is suitable for any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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    15 Comments on “Salmon and Asparagus Salad”

  1. Susie, so glad you like it.

  2. Gosh I just love paring salmon with asparagus…and mustard vinaigrette, amazing stuff! Great recipe, can't wait to try it! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. Jeanette, Jake and I gobbled it up!

  4. Love the one pan meal idea – roasting is one of my favorite quick ways to make dinner. I've been enjoying all the spring asparagus. This sounds like a wonderful Spring dinner.

  5. Stacey, glad you liked it!

  6. We made this for dinner tonight – yum! Very tasty and satisfying. I had only had steamed asparagus before, but I'll be roasting it often now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. I can’t wait to try this too!!! LOVE IT! Thanks, Kalyn!


  8. The post that was removed was simply because the link was too long, and links left in comments bump down the sidebar in IE, nothing personal. This is why I don’t allow links in comments. Thanks for understanding.

  9. Salmon + asparagus = pretty damn close to heaven and one small step away from dark chocolate. 🙂

  10. Salmon & asparagus are a regular around here. It’s my favorite combination.

    Thanks for sharing. As usual – a wonderful visit

  11. This looks great Kalyn! Thanks for doing such a great job with your blog!

  12. Yummy ideas for asparagus!

    Okay, after reading previous posts.. about a certain ornery Pete… well he can just “eat worms!”… There is nothing better than “COMFORT FOOD”.. and I find that many of the food bloggers I have visited do just that. Things they find delish and comforting. Though I do love the thoughts about “white sea worms”… Pete might end up singing.. “No body loves me, everybody hates me.. I’d eat worms but I can’t catch em!”

    Laughs all the way to the kitchen to go fix some “boring” spagetti my family LOVES! And spagetti noodles are the “closest things to worms” I will eat.

    Have an awesome week Kalyn! YOU do an awesome blog.

  13. kalyn,

    I really want to participate in the cheesey sammich event, but as I posted in the FBS comments, I don’t really understand technorati tags nor do I have any idea how to put them.

    I asked for help, but i think it got lost amongst everyone’s excitement in putting this together.

    I’d just like to be lead to a site that might explain this to me (in layman’s terms I hope) and then I can figure it out from there.

  14. I can’t wait to try this. What a great combination. Hoping to put in an asparagus bed this year. Lovely plants even before they give you the bounty.