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Today's easy, healthy, & cheap family Dinner | Lemon roasted Salmon

Updated: Jan 9, 2019



prep time:15 MINS

cook time:30 MINS

Enjoy this super easy lemon roasted salmon with sweet potatoes and broccolini. The entire meal costed us $12 and feeds a family of 4. It’s simple to do and works great for easy lunches also! (I like to double the recipe and turn half of it into lunches)


2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed

sea salt + fresh black pepper

½ teaspoon cumin powder

3 tablespoons of olive oil

4 cups of broccolini (or broccoli florets)

1 lb ounces of wild-caught salmon (4) filets (skinless boneless)

2 tablespoon butter

2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dill

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 large lemon

4 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)


Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Arrange the diced sweet potatoes on one sheet pan and the broccolini on another sheet pan. Drizzle both with olive oil. Top the sweet potatoes with salt, pepper, and cumin, toss to combine. Toss the broccolini with the salt and pepper. Bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes, set broccolini aside.While the sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the salmon. In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, dill, pepper flakes, thyme, salt and pepper. Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds or until the butter melts. toss salmon filets in lemon sauce. Line a small baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray. Place the salmon filets on top. Drizzle with the remaining prepared lemon sauce. When the timer on the potatoes goes off, remove and toss potatoes again. Place back in the oven along with the broccolini and salmon for 9 -15 minutes (depending on how you like your salmon cooked Check on the salmon and broccolini around the 8 minute mark. I like my broccolini extra crunchy so I only cooked it until it was bright green. I also prefer my salmon medium/ Medium rare so I cook mine for 9-10 minutes. Some people consider salmon to be done when firm to the touch- to each his/her own. Baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the filet also. I like to top my salmon with lemon zest and serve with lemon wedge! Enjoy!



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