One Pan Salmon with Greens

June 30, 2023

One Pan Salmon with Greens

One of my favourite nourishing meals that will elevate your energy is this one-pan salmon with greens. It’s so clean and pure in flavour, and one of my ideal energy giving protein sources, both for its health benefits and its luxuriousness when presented simply.

This pan-fried salmon with asparagus, fresh herbs and sweet tomatoes is a lovely, fresh and incredibly easy lunch or dinner.  Seek out wild-caught salmon for its superior quality and flavour. 

One Pan Salmon with Greens

{ SERVES 1 } 

  • 40 g (11/2 oz) butter or 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra as needed and for drizzling 
  • 1 150–180 g (51/2–61/4 oz) salmon fillet or cutlet, skin on 
  • 6 large sage leaves
  • 6 asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed 
  •  large handful baby English spinach leaves 
  • 8 small tomatoes, halved if large 
  • handful mint leaves sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 lemon (optional) 


  • Heat the butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the salmon, skin side down for a fillet, and the sage leaves, then cook for 3–4 minutes.
  • Turn the salmon over, add the asparagus, and fry the other side for 2 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  • Remove the sage from the pan once it is crispy and the asparagus when cooked through, with brown patches but not burnt. Add the spinach and tomatoes to the pan with a little extra butter if needed (but there should be enough pan juices).
  • Meanwhile, tear the mint leaves and spread them on a plate. Top with the tomatoes, drizzle over a little olive oil and season with salt.
  • Add the salmon, spinach and asparagus, and squeeze lemon juice over the top, if using.
  • Garnish with the fried sage leaves.

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