The green olives added a briny taste which was lovely for us. If you have black Kalamatas or other Mediterranean olives, they’re just as tasty in this baked dish. Warm olives are a taste treat in themselves; alongside bites of lemony salmon, they are heavenly.
Cut two 8-inch squares of aluminum foil. Lightly spray each piece of foil with olive oil. Place a fillet on each piece of foil.
Season fish lightly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon lemon juice over the filets.
Sprinkle each with half of the lemon zest and cover the fish with a basil sprig.
Place 3 olives alongside the fish on one side. Place 3 tomatoes on the other side. Top each fillet with a lemon slice.
Bring 2 sides of the foil together to enclose the fish.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
Unwrap the packets and serve immediately.
With such a rich and oily fish, it’s a good idea to add a tart balance of lemon juice, or dry white wine, to balance the flavor.Play around with herbs to make flavors jump—I chose fresh basil, but parsley, dill, tarragon or a combination would all be delicious.I used regular foil to make the packages, however if you have parchment paper that’s a great substitute.The green olives added a briny taste which was lovely for us. If you have black Kalamatas or other Mediterranean olives, they’re just as tasty in this dish.The baking time will vary based upon the size and thickness of your salmon.5*SmartPoints (Green plan)0*SmartPoints (Blue plan)0*SmartPoints (Purple plan)6*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Easy Healthy Baked Salmon in Foil for Two
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon fillet packet)
Calories 250Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.