August 24, 2016

Salmon and Veggies in Foil Packet

Quick and easy dinner-in-foil recipe with nutritious fresh summer veggies and versatile salmon – a super healthy flavorful way to eat salmon and veggies in a single meal  {low carb, gluten free, paleo friendly}

More than a week ago we have decided to eat healthier: we’ve cut the carbs, no more sugar and flour. Roughly we are keeping us to primal blueprint diet, but we are not 100 % committed. We haven’t eat bread, pasta, rice or potatoes for more than 10 days. When your usual side dishes are not permitted to eat and you are full of salads and steamed vegetables, it’s hard to find easy, quick and healthy recipes, which are not boring. But here is a good one: a great salmon and veggies recipe, which is super healthy, easy to prepare and is ready in 35 minutes.

To prepare this recipe you will need salmon fillets, fresh summer vegetables, like zucchini, tomato, bell pepper and onion, herbs, butter and foil. That’s it! That’s all the ingredients you’ll need to make this great clean eating recipe in a tin foil packet.

Chop the vegetables and cut 2 foil sheets about 20 cm /11-inch long. First layer the zucchini slices, then place the salmon, season it, finally place the diced tomato, bell pepper and onion on top of fish. Wrap the salmon and the veggies, fold the ends of the foil to seal and the packets are ready to bake.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how thick the salmon is, then serve these great packets. This salmon and veggie in foil is a super delicious and super healthy recipe, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, primal, if you’re using olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter, it can be paleo and dairy-free as well.

If you are a salmon fan, you’ll love this easy and quick recipe. This dish was one of the best dishes we have ate since we are eating healthier (except the strawberry blackberry cheesecake we ate at my boyfriend’s birthday). Hope you will like it! And  you should save this recipe for summer grilling!

Level: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: low
Diet: low carb, gluten-free,  sugar-free, clean eating, paleo friendly with dairy-free option

Salmon and veggies in foil
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Serves: 2
Quick and easy dinner in foil recipe, with nutritious fresh summer veggies and flavorful salmon - a super healthy way to eat salmon and veggies {low carb, gluten free, paleo friendly}
  • 2 salmon sliced (8-10 oz / 300 g )
  • 1 large zucchini
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • 4-6 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon butter (or coconut oil for paleo)
  • ⅓ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon rosemary
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
Let's get started!
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350℉. Cut 2 sheets of aluminum foil.
  2. Slice the zucchini into 1 cm/ 0.4" thin slices, divide in two and lay them on the foil sheets. Season the zucchini with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Place 2 little butter cubes on the zucchini slices, then place one salmon fillet on them. Sprinkle the salmon with thyme, rosemary, sea salt and pepper. Place the rest of the butter on the top of the salmon.
  4. Chop the onion, tomato and bell pepper into little chunks. Divide the veggies over the fish.
  5. Wrap the salmon and the veggies with the foil, make sure the packets are sealed.
  6. Place the packets on a large baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. When the fish is cooked, transfer the foil packets on plates and serve them warm. Open the packets carefully!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1146mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 23g 46%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutritional disclaimer

Please note, that I’m not a nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes based on calculation made on YUMMLY (you can sign up for free, use the Yum button to save my recipes and see the nutritional information). I advice you to calculate independently the accurate nutritional information on your own, based on type of ingredients you are using and by weighting out your on food. Thank you for understanding!


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