Salmon with Green Beans and Lemon Zest

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Cooking in parchment paper is quick, simple, and gives all the flavor without all the fat -- plus easy cleanup.


  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, (6 ounces each)

  • ¾ pound green beans, trimmed

  • 12 wide strips lemon zest (from 2 lemons)

  • 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed and drained (chopped if large)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place salmon fillets in center of four 16-inch-long pieces of parchment. Top with green beans, lemon zest, and capers. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle each with 1 teaspoon oil. Fold parchment into a twist or envelope shape.

  2. Place packets on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until packets are puffed up and salmon is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Fish like salmon are high in good-for-you fats that can help support heart health.

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