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Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet

6 servings Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 12-15 min

This one-pan salmon fillet is an incredibly easy but show-stopping meal perfect for a New Year's Eve gathering. 

Salmon is one the richest sources of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, which is a vital ingredient for optimal brain function, vision, and balancing the body’s inflammatory burden. 

I love serving salmon with roasted fennel, a cousin of celery and carrots, which is rich in powerful plant compounds like chlorogenic acid, limonene, and quercetin. Research suggests that compounds like these are protective against a range of chronic diseases and promote overall longevity. 

Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD

Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Easy Healthy Recipe



  • 3 pounds wild-caught salmon fillet
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced preserved lemon, divided
  • 6 large garlic cloves, microplaned
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, divided

Tomato Fennel Salsa

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 small serrano or jalapeño pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Remaining fennel from above


Step 1 Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Allow the salmon to come to room temperature before baking. Begin with the other preparations in the meantime. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Combine 1 tablespoon preserved lemon with garlic, dill, sumac, poppy seeds, and sea salt, along with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and mix well.

Step 3 Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Pat the salmon dry, and top it with the seasoned olive oil.

Step 4 Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Thinly slice the fennel bulbs using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Spread ⅔ of the sliced fennel around the fish and bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish, reserving the remaining fennel for salsa.

Step 5 Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Healthy Recipe

Step 5

While the fish is in the oven, make the Tomato Fennel Salsa. Combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, pepper, salt, and remaining fennel in a large mixing bowl along with the remaining ½ tablespoon preserved lemon and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss to incorporate.

Step 6 Sheet Pan Salmon Fillet Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Once the fish is ready, remove it from the oven and spread salsa over top to serve.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 339, Total Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 49g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Sodium: 898mg,, Sugars: 6g, Net Carbs: 8g

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