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Salmon with Lemon-Dill Dressing
and roasted root vegetables

Active: 25 min Total: 50 min
For this simple dinner, salmon is topped with a fresh citrus vinaigrette. We love how versatile the roasted root vegetables side dish is, packing up great in lunches or serving as a base for other salads or sides throughout the week.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Salmon with Roasted Root Vegetables:
  • Cauliflower - 1 head, florets
  • Potatoes, sweet (sub butternut or acorn squash) - 1 lb, cubed
  • Carrots (or a combination of carrots and parsnips) - 1 lb, chopped
  • Onions, red - 1/2, chopped
  • Salmon fillets - 1 lb
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemons - 1/2, juice of
Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette:
  • Dill, fresh - 2 tsp, chopped
  • Lemons - 1/2, zest and juice of
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Cauliflower / Sweet potatoes / Carrots / Onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chop dill.
  3. Salmon - Rinse and dry fish. Lightly salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C degrees.
  2. Brush a sheet pan with some cooking oil. Spread cauliflower, sweet potatoes, carrots and red onions on the top. Cover tightly with foil and steam in the oven for 10 minutes. (Watch this video on roasting vegetables at high temps.)
  3. Uncover vegetables. Pour olive oil over the top and season with salt and pepper. Toss with a spatula to combine. Return to the oven and continue roasting until vegetables are tender and caramelized, 15 to 20 minutes more. In the last 8 minutes of cooking, move vegetables aside and add salmon filets to the pan. Keep an eye on the salmon towards the end of cooking and remove when easily flaked with a fork and cooked through. Squeeze lemon juice over the salmon and vegetables.
  4. Zest and juice lemons (just the portion for the vinaigrette). Combine with dill, mustard, vinegar and honey. Whisk while slowly adding oil.
  5. Serve salmon with roasted vegetables on the side and dressing over the top of both. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (121)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (18)
Vegetarian (21)

53 reviews

Love the dressing, added quinoa and lentils to bulk it.

By: Shawn
Posted: Dec 17, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Took a while but was also super easy, once all the chopping was done. Made with acorn squash, half carrots half sweet potato, cauliflower and onion. Very filling, super delicious.

By: Kayla
Posted: Nov 30, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Did prep ahead - if not would have taken WAY too long. Really tasty. Will make again.

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Solid, healthy vegetarian meal. Used tons of salt, doubled the dressing. Yum!

By: Laurel
Posted: Feb 02, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is a simple easy dish. Great for a hearty fall dinner or a thanksgiving side. I roasted the veggies for about 5 extra minutes (25 min total). To the dressing I added extra lemon juice & garlic. To the final dish I added freshly roasted pumpkin seeds and feta. I think next time I'd love to add cloves of roasted garlic!

By: Kristina
Posted: Oct 04, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Liked it a lot but needed much more roasting time and I would say that I can't wait to make it again but the prep for the veggies takes forever. But all in all very tasty.

By: Annastacia
Posted: Mar 13, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian
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