Salmon With Fennel and Roasted-Lemon Vinaigrette


This easy salmon recipe cooks in the oven and is ready in only 30 minutes, making for a delicious quick weeknight dinner.

Salmon With Fennel and Roasted-Lemon Vinaigrette on a White Plate Served with a Water Glass
Photo: Kan Kanbayashi
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves

If you're looking for a simple yet delicious salmon recipe, look no further. Salmon fillets cook alongside fennel in the oven. Plus, combine simple ingredients, like garlic and lemon, for a tasty dressing to drizzle on top of the fillets. Everything cooks together, and the entire dish will be ready in only 30 minutes.


  • 2 bulbs fennel, thinly sliced

  • 2 lemons, halved crosswise

  • 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 4 6-ounce pieces skinless salmon fillet

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 12 ounces mixed greens (about 8 cups)


  1. Heat oven to 400 F. In a large roasting pan, toss the fennel, lemons, garlic, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  2. Roast until the fennel begins to soften, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Season the salmon with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and nestle in the fennel. Roast until the salmon is opaque throughout, 12 to 15 minutes.

  4. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins into a bowl and mash to a paste. Squeeze the lemon pulp and juice into the bowl. Stir in the honey, rosemary, remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

  5. Divide the greens among plates, top with the salmon and fennel, and drizzle with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 696mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 40g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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