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Quick and Simple Salmon Tray Bake

Are you looking for a quick and simple salmon tray bake recipe?

Once baked, this recipe makes for an easy dinner or lunch option. You can even prepare it beforehand if you want to have meals ready for the week.

salmon and veg on plate

How To Make Easy Salmon Tray Bake

Cooking salmon in an oven with fresh vegetables is quick and easy to prepare.

The preparation can be done in less than 5 minutes depending on which vegetables you are using.

What You Need For Salmon Tray Bake

ingredients for salmon tray bake

Salmon – I used 4 salmon fillets to serve 4 people – adjust according to how many people are eating.

Olive oil – For drizzling over both the vegetables and the salmon. You can use a flavour infused oil if you prefer.

Herbs and Spices – I used dried mixed herbs, sea salt, and ground black pepper. You can use your favourite herbs or spices, dried chilli flakes are a good option.

Lemon – Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the salmon fillets.

Vegetables – Use your favourite vegetables or what is available.

My selection changes each time I make it, but some options could include;

  • New Potatoes
  • Red Onions
  • Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Courgettes
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6.

med veg in tray bake

Wash and chop the vegetables up into similar sizes. Peel any vegetables that need it.

Put all the vegetables on a large baking tray – you might need to use two if there isn’t enough space on one.

Drizzle with the oil and season with salt, pepper, and herbs or spices.

Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the vegetables soften.

Remove the baking tray from the oven and make some space for the salmon.

salmon and vegetables tray bake

Add the salmon and drizzle or brush a little more oil over each one. Squeeze some lemon juice over each one and sprinkle with dried herbs or spices. Optionally season with salt and pepper too.

salmon and vegetables in tray

Return the baking tray to the oven and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is ready to be served without the need to cook any extra side dishes.

You can optionally serve it with some green salad.

Salmon tray bake

How Long Does It Take To Cook Salmon In The Oven?

Fresh salmon takes between 10 and 15 minutes to cook in the oven.

Serving the Salmon Tray Bake

This colourful and nutritious Salmon Tray Bake is a meal in itself. The roasted vegetables make a delightful side, providing a nice contrast to the tender, flaky salmon. Optionally, you can serve it with a fresh green salad on the side for extra crunch and freshness.

What Other Fish Can I Use?

Most firm fish like cod, haddock, or sea bass would work well in this recipe.

salmon tray bake recipe

How Do I Store Leftovers?

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or on the stove.

Can I Add Other Spices To This Recipe?

Yes, this recipe is quite versatile. You can use other spice blends like Cajun or Creole seasoning or create your own mix.

More Tray Bake Recipes

If you love the idea of cooking everything together, you might like the following tray bake recipes:

Salmon tray bake

Salmon Tray Bake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Salmon Tray Bake is the perfect all in one oven-roasted recipe that is quick and easy to prepare and tastes delicious!


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g new potatoes, washed and sliced in half
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and gently smashed
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 sweet peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs (or spices of your choice)
  • Salt and Pepper according to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Prepare the vegetables by washing and chopping ingredients to a similar size.
  3. Add vegetables to a baking tray and drizzle with 2 tbsps of olive oil. Toss the vegetables so that they are all coated. Season with herbs (or spices) and salt and pepper according to taste.
  4. Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are starting to soften.
  5. Remove the baking tray from the oven and make some space to add the salmon fillets. Lightly brush the space with some oil before adding the salmon fillets. Drizzle/brush the remaining olive oil over each salmon fillet as well as squeeze some lemon juice over each one. Sprinkle with dried herbs/spices and optionally some salt and pepper.
  6. Return the baking tray to the oven and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
  7. Optionally serve with some salad, or, serve as it is.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

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