Easy Sheet Pan Salmon and Veggies With Coconut Cilantro Sauce

4 servings
30 min

This easy sheet pan salmon and veggies with coconut cilantro sauce recipe is the perfect healthy recipe that’s perfect year round!

I love this recipe for meal prep or for a quick 30 minute dinner. It’s so easy, and the coconut cilantro sauce is absolutely divine!

This recipe is also easy customizable – instead of the veggies listed in this recipe, you can use any veggies that you have on hand. It’s a great way to clean out the fridge!

Recipe Inspiration

I like sheet pan dinners, but often find them lacking in flavor. That’s why this recipe has a bright and flavorful coconut cilantro sauce to take this sheet pan dinner to the next level.

The end result is a flaky salmon, tender vegetables, and a delicious sauce that you’ll want to put on everything!

I also love this recipe because you can use any vegetables you have on hand. Potatoes, carrots, beans, or broccoli would be great additions to this sheet pan meal.

About the Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon with Veggies and Coconut Cilantro Sauce

My favorite part about this recipe is that it’s just so easy! Let’s walk through the steps:

Step 1: Prep the salmon and veggies

The first step is to gather your ingredients and arrange the salmon, zucchini, onion, and green pepper on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Drizzle with olive oil and toss everything together to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 420 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Step 2: Make coconut cilantro sauce

While your salmon is baking, add sauce ingredients to a blender or food processor. Pulse until sauce is smooth.

Step 3: Assemble the meal and enjoy!

I love letting the sheet pan cool and serving everything on the tray. Finish the dish but adding the sauce over salmon and veggies, and topping with chopped peanuts and fresh basil for serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is is better to bake or pan fry salmon?Both methods of cooking salmon yield delicious results. This recipe chooses to bake the salmon because it requires less work and less attention to the fish. All you need to do is put the fish in the oven and let it cook to perfection.

What is the best temperature to bake salmon?Salmon can be cooked at a variety of temperatures. Often the cook temperature is based on the desired texture of the fish. This recipe cooks salmon at a higher temperature to get a slight crust on the outside of the fish.

What should I serve with salmon?Salmon is delicious with roasted vegetables like the ones in this recipe, rice, or any other grain. The mild flavor of salmon makes it a great fish to pair with a variety of foods.

Easy Sheet Pan Salmon and Veggies With Coconut Cilantro Sauce
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • For the Salmon and Veggies
  • 1 lb salmon, whole or sliced in fillets
  • 2 zucchini, sliced longwise
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, for serving
  • Fresh basil, for serving
  • For the Coconut Cilantro Sauce
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 4 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 420°F.
Arrange salmon, zucchini, onion, and green pepper on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake salmon and vegetables for 25 minutes.
While the salmon and vegetables are baking, combine cilantro, coconut milk, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
Remove pan from oven and let cool. Top salmon and veggies with coconut cilantro sauce. Top sheet pan with chopped peanuts and fresh basil and serve.
Christina Musgrave | Tasting With Tina
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