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One Pan Spring Salmon Orzo

5 Minutes + 20 Minutes Cooking



One Pan Spring Salmon Orzo is a fresh and flavorful dish that brings together the best of the season’s ingredients. With tender salmon fillets, crisp asparagus spears, and hearty orzo pasta, this one pan meal is a quick and easy option for any weeknight dinner.

Fresh spring ingredients make this dish truly irresistible. The rich, buttery flavor of salmon is perfectly balanced with the delicate taste of asparagus and the comforting texture of orzo pasta. Seasoned with just the right amount of herbs and spices, this dish is sure to become a family favorite.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a dish to impress your guests, my Spring Salmon Orzo recipe is sure to please. So why not try it tonight and see for yourself just how delicious and easy this one-pan dinner can be?



Adjust Servings
4 salmon fillets
250 grams orzo pasta
1 bunch asparagus
1/2 half onion
4 garlic cloves
400 ml broth
50 grams parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of half lemon
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
lemon zest
salt & pepper to taste
Nutritional Information
427 Calories
16 g Fat
31 g Protein
39 g Carbs
5 g Sugars


Cook the Orzo
Heat up a large pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once heated, add 1/2 chopped onion and 4 minced garlic cloves to the pan. Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until the onions become translucent.
Add 250 grams of orzo pasta to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Then, pour in 400 ml of broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and add 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil. Stir well to combine and cover the pan with a lid. Let the orzo cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
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Prepare the Salmon
While the orzo is cooking, prepare the salmon and asparagus. Cut 1 bunch of asparagus into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Pat dry 4 salmon fillets with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Once the orzo is cooked, add the asparagus to the pan and stir to combine. Then, place the salmon fillets on top of the orzo and asparagus mixture. Cover the pan with a lid and let the salmon cook for 8-10 minutes or until it's cooked to your desired level of doneness.
Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter, juice of half a lemon, and 50 grams of grated parmesan cheese to the orzo mixture. Stir well to combine.Serve the salmon fillets on top of the orzo and asparagus mixture. Garnish with lemon zest and enjoy!
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Instead of salmon, you can also use other types of fish such as trout or cod, or substitute with chicken or shrimp.
Feel free to swap asparagus for other green vegetables such as broccoli or green beans.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salmon just before serving for a burst of freshness.
If you want a creamier dish, you can add a splash of heavy cream or coconut cream towards the end.
Make sure to use a pan that is large enough to accommodate all the ingredients and has a tight-fitting lid to keep the steam inside and cook the pasta evenly.

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