Salmon is loaded with protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s so easy to prepare. It’s recommended that you eat seafood twice a week to get the omega-3 fatty acids you need for heart, brain and eye health. Including fish in the diet is part of the DASH plan too.

This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes start to finish. You can also cook the salmon on the grill using cedar plank. I roasted the salmon together on one sheet pan to keep it simple.

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Sweet and Savory Baked Salmon with Green Beans

This recipe couldn't be any easier. It just might become one of your weekly go-to meals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Rosanne Rust MS RDN,


  • 2 (6-ounce) salmon filets
  • 1 TB dijon mustard creamy or country-style
  • 2 tsp hot pepper jelly
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 bag read-to-use fresh green beans
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large metal baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • Mix mustard, pepper jelly and brown sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Place salmon skin-side down onto sheet pan. Spread mustard mixture onto salmon filets.
  • Place green beans to a medium sized bowl. Drizzle the beans with olive oil. Add the salt and toss to coat. Place beans onto the baking sheet with salmon.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is slightly opaque. When you remove the pan from the oven, cover it with foil and let the beans steam for a few minutes.


  • Each serving provides 34 grams of protein (per 6-ounce portion)
  • You can also use a cedar plank and bake or grill the salmon. If so, soak plank for 2 hours before grilling (a well-soaked plank can be baked for 20 minutes too, but keep an eye on the oven).