Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Salmon Foil Pack with Green Beans and New Potatoes

Salmon has never been easier to cook, wrapped up in a packet to bake in the oven. As a bonus, crunchy green beans and garlicky potato slices are added for a complete meal.



Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes


  • 1 pound new potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 six-ounce skinless salmon filets
  • 1 to 2 lemons, sliced into wheels


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Make four sheets of aluminum foil about 30 inches long. Fold the foil in half widthwise (into almost a square) so it’s extra sturdy.

  • Cut each potato into half lengthwise. Thinly cut each half into ?-inch slices and place into a heatproof container. Stir in the minced garlic, cover and cook the potatoes in the microwave until halfway tender, around 90 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on microwave’s power. Transfer mixture to a bowl, along with green beans, oil, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

  • Divide potato mixture into 4 equal portions and place in the center of each foil square. If possible, nudge green beans to face the same direction. Top each portion with a salmon fillet, aligning with green beans for easier folding. Top with 2 lemon wheels.

  • Securely seal the top and sides of each foil packet. Place each packet onto a large baking sheet and put in oven. Cook until salmon is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and place each foil packet onto a plate. Carefully open each packet to serve.


(1 serving = 1 packet, or 1/4 of recipe)

Calories: 394, Total Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 79.5mg, Sodium: 286mg, Total Carbohydrates: 23.1g, Sugars: 4.4g, Dietary Fiber: 5.1g, Protein: 40.4g

Recipe © 2016 American Heart Association.

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