I have a confession to make. I don’t like salmon…or any other fish for that matter. However, my kids and husband love this parmesan salmon and veggies recipe.
And I want them to love it (even if it means I have to hold my nose while I’m cooking and diffuse some extra essential oils to clear out the fish smell!). Salmon is a powerhouse food and I don’t want them to miss out on all its benefits just because mom is a party pooper.
Many regard wild-caught salmon one of the healthiest fish available. However, to get the awesome benefits of salmon, you want to be sure to avoid farmed salmon. The best salmon are species caught near the west coast of the United States, New Zealand, and Norway.
Why avoid farmed salmon? Farmed salmon doesn’t have the superior nutritional profile of wild-caught salmon. And more alarming than that, it’s often contaminated with mercury, pesticides, and dioxins.
What’s so Special About Salmon?
While fairly low in calories, salmon packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutrients.
- Salmon has one of the highest omega-3 content of all fish (Omega 3’s are important to many body systems including: brain function, bone health, eyesight, and skin health!)
- Good source of protein
- B12 (more than twice the daily recommended value per serving!)
- Vitamin D (more than the entire daily recommended value in just one serving!)
- and more…
Pairing your salmon with veggies, makes this a big-time nutritional winner! And while I still may not care about eating salmon, I absolutely love that I can have this recipe done in 30 minutes or less. Busy mamas, you can’t beat that!
Parmesan Salmon and Veggies
- 1 filet of salmon
- 1 1/2 cups green beans, fresh
- 1 roma tomato, quartered
- 1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon oil (prefer avocado for this recipe)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Make foil pack bottom.
- Clean and prepare your vegetables.
- Place green beans, tomatoes, and onion in foil pack. Top with salt, pepper, and oil.
- Place salmon on top and cover with foil.
- Bake for 22 to 25 minutes.
- Remove and top with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
- Broil very briefly if parmesan doesn't melt (however, most of the time it does).
More Fast and Easy Recipes?
Are you a busy mama? Looking for more fast, healthy, and easy dinner recipes? Check some of my faves out:
- Sweet Fire Skillet Dinner
- Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
- Blacked Broccoli and Shrimp Recipe
- Paleo Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe