Baked Salmon & Asparagus

Healthy, quick and full of flavour.  Optimal nutrition doesn’t have to be complex.  As they say, often the simplest things in life are the best.  

Just select the most nutritious fresh ingredients and combine them for an amazing nutrient and flavour profile.  

Salmon provides protein, omega 3 and a ton of other nutrients including all the B vitamins, choline, vitamin D, copper, potassium and selenium, while the asparagus brings folate, vitamin A, copper and iron.  

A little butter, salt and spices help to accentuate the amazing flavours of the quality ingredients.


One serve provides 400 calories, 49 g protein, 19 g fat, 3 g of net carbs and P:E = 2.3.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 1 tbsp chopped herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme) (omit for AIP)
  • 180 g salmon filet, skin on
  • 120 g asparagus spears
  • 1 tsp butter, salted (use coconut oil for AIP)
  • Salt & pepper (optional)


  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C/356°F (bake).
  • Spread out the herbs on a plate.
  • Then place the salmon skinless side down onto the herbs so they stick to the salmon. 
  • Place the salmon skin-side down into a baking tray with the butter on top.
  • Put the asparagus spears alongside the salmon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. 

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