Healthy Baked Lemon Salmon with Sweet Potato & Broccoli Recipe

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This baked lemon & herb salmon, sweet potato and broccoli recipe is a simple healthy dinner.

This delicious meal can be eaten immediately or enjoyed later, making it a great lunch idea.

The numbers below will make for the single serving and take around 30 minutes.


To make 1 serving

  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powderOr one minced garlic clove
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)Could also use a pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsleyCould swap for thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or cumin
  • Salt & pepper
  • Handful of broccoli Can swap for cauliflower, brussels Sprouts, green beans or Asparagus
  • Drizzle of olive oil

How to make Lemon & Herb Salmon with Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees/fan 180 degrees.
  2. Dice the sweet potatoes into bite-sized cubes – skin on or off, it’s up to you.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and drizzle over a little oil. Season with salt and pepper together with either cumin or paprika depending on what you prefer or have to hand (if neither, you could also use rosemary).
  4. Put in to oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until soft on the inside.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the salmon. In a bowl, melt a tablespoon of butter in the microwave (or over the hob). Mix in the lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley and – if using – the chilli flakes. Additionally season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Coat the salmon with the mixture and add to a lined or greased baking tray.
  7. Season the broccoli with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  8. Bake the salmon and broccoli alongside the potatoes for 10 minutes.
  9. Put everything together.
  10. Either serve immediately or allow to cool and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Can be eaten cold or at room temperature.