We love salmon in our house and have it a lot. So, I’m always trying out a new salmon recipe to shake things up rather than just the normal steaming or grilling. I did this recipe when we were headed out of town the next day and I wanted to use up what was in the frig. It ended up being fast, delicious, protein-filled, and healthy. Don’t we all want to eat this way every night? Plus, it works out really well when David is training at night.

This recipe makes dinner for 2.

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What you need

  • Sheet pan with a piece of parchment for easy cleaning
  • Bowl for tossing
  • Cutting board
  • Good knife


  • One medium onion
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 portions of salmon
  • 1/2 pound of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Slice onion into rounds and peel and slice potatoes into rounds.
  • Place both together in a bowl, add about 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and salt and pepper, and toss together.
  • When onions and potatoes are coated, pour onto sheet pan and place in the oven.how to make an easy salmon recipe
  • Cook about 20-30 minutes until potatoes are getting soft.
  • While potatoes and onions are cooking, prep the spinach and salmon.
  • I used fresh leaf spinach, so I had to wash, remove the stem, and chop.
  • Remove the skin from the salmon and add salt and pepper.
  • When the potatoes are just getting soft, remove the sheet pan from the oven.
  • Place the spinach on the potatoes and salmon on top of the spinach.
  • Squeeze the lemon over the entire pan and a little extra heavy-handed on the salmon.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place pan back in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through.

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Do you have a favorite salmon recipe?