Warm Salmon and Asparagus Salad

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner

Salmon is seasoned and baked, then placed atop mesclun greens and served alongside perfectly roasted asparagus in this delicious dish that doesn’t disappoint. Serve it at your next dinner party or savor it solo. Either way, you’ll be happy you tried it.

If you can, make sure to roast your asparagus. Doing so imparts a deep, complex flavor that gives the ordinary steamed version a run for its money.

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Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 1.5 Lean Protein
  • 3 Vegetables


  • 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus extra for baking dish
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons coarse-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 5 ounces mesclun greens (6 cups)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place asparagus in a single layer in a baking pan; drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the oil, season with salt and pepper, and turn to coat. Bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  3. While asparagus is roasting, season salmon with salt and pepper. Lightly brush a baking dish with oil, add salmon, and bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Place mustard, vinegar, remaining oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a glass jar with a lid. Close tightly and shake vigorously to combine; adjust seasoning if necessary.
  5. Combine greens and 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a mixing bowl; toss to coat. Drizzle remaining dressing over the fish and serve with asparagus and greens.