This week I am all about easy meals. My work and social schedule are pretty packed. I knew I was going to need to have easy and accessible meals to help me stay on track with keto. Time for cooking was limited this week and easy clean up was the goal! These super easy Salmon Foil Packets checked all of the boxes! Easy and delicious.
- Fresh or Frozen (thawed) Salmon Fillets
- Whole Green Beans
- Fresh Lemons, Sliced
- Basil Pesto
- Salt and Pepper
Kitchen Tools: Aluminum Foil
Prep Time: 15 Minutes ◊ Cook Time: 28 Minutes ◊ Serves: 3
The great thing about this “recipe” is it is not really a recipe. Basically you are assembling ingredients. Other than making the basil pesto there is nothing to measure. I made mine, but you can easily purchase premade pesto. Personally, I enjoy making pesto in large batches and freezing it for future dishes. Pesto is great to throw into a dish with zoodles or layer over chicken for a quick lunch or dinner.
This week has been fairly busy so at a recent trip to Costco I picked up a bag of frozen salmon fillets and a large bag of whole green beans. For under $40 I have plenty of meals for the week and upcoming weeks. Whole green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. They are so versatile and make for a quick side dish. Notice the words quick and easy appear frequently in this post!
I started by thawing my salmon fillets and washing my green beans. I then created an assembly line for my foil packets. Line the bottom of a baking pan with parchment paper for easy clean up. Take the aluminum foil and tear off 3 rectangular sheets. I lined up the aluminum foil sheets, green beans, lemon slices, salmon fillets, and pesto in order and started to make my packets!
Taking a sheet of aluminum foil I laid down the green beans in a small pile and covered them with a healthy amount of salt and pepper. Layer about 3 lemon slices on top of the green beans then add the salmon.
To the top of the salmon I layered a large spoonful of pesto then carefully folded the aluminum foil into a packet.
After all the packets were made I placed the pan in the oven on 350 degrees for 28 minutes. I opened up one of the packets and checked to make sure the salmon was cooked through and the green beans were soft. I removed the packets from the oven and allowed them to rest before moving the salmon and green beans to my meal prep containers.
This “recipe” is so versatile. The options are endless when make foil packet meals. There is nothing I love more than a meal that is quick and easy. Especially when clean up is a breeze! These packets are great for meal prep, but they can also be served immediately for dinner! The options are truly endless!