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Harissa Roasted Salmon with Lemon Asparagus

This true one-pan meal comes together in minutes, making it perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
Harissa Roasted Salmon with Lemon Asparagus recipe

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  • 4Servings


  • 2 Tbs. olive or melted coconut oil, divided   

  • 2 tsp. harissa paste, or to taste   

  • 2 Tbs. honey   

  • 2 10-oz. salmon steaks   

  • 1 lb. female asparagus (the thicker ones), trimmed and sliced into 2-inch pieces   

  • ¼ tsp. salt   

  • ¼ tsp. black pepper   

  • 1 lemon, quartered   

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional   


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil, and set aside.

In small bowl, mix together 1 tsp. oil, harissa paste, and honey. Brush fish all over with harissa mixture, and place on one half of prepared pan.

In medium bowl, toss asparagus with remaining oil, salt, and pepper, and arrange on other half of roasting pan. Nestle lemon quarters among filets and asparagus.

Roast 10–12 minutes, or until fish is just cooked through. To serve, divide each filet in half, and remove center bones (and skin, if desired), add ¼ of asparagus and ¼ roasted lemon, and garnish with cilantro, if using. 

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 290
  • Carbohydrate Content: 15 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 80 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 220 mg
  • Sugar Content: 11 g