Recipe: One-Pan Salmon with Roast Asparagus

The immune system protects the body against disease and fights off infection. Specialised blood cells are the immune systems greatest weapon!

A strong immune system is key for consistent and beneficial training. While we are being told to stay at home, it’s important you keep on top of your nutrition as it will help to keep your immune system strong. A poor immune system can increase the risk of injury and reduce performance.

Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ozcan Esen, and Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc(Hons) students have helped put together some healthy recipes that you can try making at home!

If you do try any of these recipes, post your image on social media with the hashtag #WPNutrition.

See below for our recipe for One-Pan Salmon with Roast Asparagus.

One-Pan Salmon with Roast Asparagus ingredients to make two servings

  • 400g new potatoes, halved if large
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Handful basil leaves


  1. Heat oven to 220C.
  2. Tip the potatoes and 1 tablespoon oil into an ovenproof  dish, and roast for 20 minutes until starting to brown.
  3. Add in the asparagus and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes and vinegar and nestle the salmon amongst the vegetables.
  5. Drizzle with remaining oil and return to the oven for final 10-15 minutes until the salmon is cooked.
  6. Scatter over the basil leaves and serve.

Nutritional information

  • Calories (kcal): 483
  • Carbs (g): 34
  • Protein (g): 33
  • Fat(g): 25

This recipe is high in vitamin D and vitamin C. Also contains vitamin A and iron.

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