This is my favorite quick simple salmon recipe. When I say simple…it’s simple.
Step 1: Catch your own fresh Alaskan salmon.

Just kidding, cooking fish doesn’t have to be hard! Foil is a huge time saver and there’s very little mess. After moving to Colorado from Alaska, I can’t tell you how many people tell me they don’t know how to cook salmon. It’s easy. Throw some dressingsalsa, lemon and oil, or whatever you like and wrap it up in foil. Grill or bake it. Done.

It doesn’t have to be fancy. Don’t let cooking fish intimidate you! You don’t want to miss out on salmon’s omega 3s, lean protein and healthy fat. The American Heart Association encourages eating fish at least twice a week!

Nutrition Info:

Salmon: good source of high quality protein and the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals. Canned salmon that contains bones is also a good source of calcium and is a great option on salad or in eggs!

Simple Salmon & Veggies



Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

30 mins


4 servings



  • 1 Large Filet Salmon
  • 1/4 Cup Italian Dressing
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Squeezed Lemon or Lime

Roasted Veggies

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 Cups Broccoli
  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • Sprinkle Thyme or Rosemary (Optional)



  1. Preheat grill to 275 F. Lay out foil the size of fish filet. Place salmon on foil.
  2. Drizzle dressing over fish. Sprinkle spices and juice on top if desired.
  3. Grill for 15-20 minutes until middle of fish no longer has transparency. (Fish should be a pink color and cooked all the way through)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place foil on baking sheet. Wash and chop potatoes (thin slices cook faster), broccoli and onions.
  2. Put vegetables in a large bowl and mix in oil and spices. Coat vegetables and mix together. Spread vegetables evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until texture preferred.

Things You Might Need

Italian Dressing

Lemon Squeezer

Sheet Pan

Veggie Knife

The Final Product