This healthy, 30-minute meal is easy, delicious, will satisfy any palate and is guaranteed to wow anyone at your dinner table!

Salmon is rich in omega-3s—which are critical for brain health—and pairs perfectly with these elevated green beans. (Plus, I’m sharing my tips for easy peeling fresh garlic and how to take your side dishes to gourmet status. Hint: It’s all about the garlic.)

Instead of spending all summer inside cooking, whip up this delicious, nutritious meal in just a half-hour, and spend the rest of your evening around the dinner table (preferably outside) with friends, family and loved ones.

Baked Salmon With Garlic Green Beans

Serves 2

  • 2 wild salmon fillets
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 bag organic green beans, washed and trimmed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place salmon fillets into a baking sheet. Season salmon with salt and pepper, and squeeze lemon and drizzle oil over the top. Bake 30 minutes until salmon is flakey and opaque.

While salmon is cooking, heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add butter and freshly grated garlic of one clove, salt and pepper. If you like a little spice, then add sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Add green beans and toss a couple of times to coat everything evenly.

Saute beans on high heat for 1 to 2 minutes, then reduce heat to medium until they are caramelized or your desired degree of tenderness. Transfer to a large platter and serve. Once the salmon is cooked, remove from oven and enjoy!

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