Tray Baked Salmon with Pumpkin and Avocado Mash

October 17, 2021

Tray Baked Salmon with Pumpkin and Avocado Mash

If you need a healthy dish to help send you off to the land of nod, then you must try this delicious tray baked salmon dish with pumpkin and avocado mash. This tray baked salmon will keep your belly and mind happy. With butternut pumpkin which is great for immunity and sesame seeds which can help you relax and go to sleep. 

Serves 3 


  • 1 butternut pumpkin chopped into small cubes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil  
  • 3 salmon fillets skin on 
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh parsley (great for sleep!) 
  • 1 tsp cumin (great for insomnia!) 
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped 
  • 1 TBS sesame seeds 
  • 1 TBS lemon zest 
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 3 lemon slices, halved
  • Pinch sea salt and black pepper  

Avocado Mash 

  • 1 avocado, diced into cubes 
  • 2 TBS coriander, chopped 
  • 2 TBS  parsley, chopped 
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 TBS lemon juice 
  • Pinch sea salt 

To serve 

Large handful of rocket 


  • Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius 
  • Place baking paper on a baking sheet and add pumpkin 
  • Splosh on 1 TBS olive oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon 
  • Roast for 15 minutes 
  • In the meantime place parsley, cumin, garlic, sesame seeds, lemon zest and 2 TBS lemon juice, 2 TBS olive oil and salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to blend, place blend over salmon fillets, rubbing it in to stay put
  • Remove tray from the oven, add the salmon fillets, and lemon slices into the tray with the pumpkin.  Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes until salmon is cooked to your liking 
  • Whilst the salmon is cooking make the mash by combining all of the ingredients into a bowl and smashing with a fork 
  • Once the salmon is cooked,  serve with rocket and avocado mash

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