Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets

Image of Suzan Najjar
Suzan Najjar Website
Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets
Recipe Image for Print


  • 4 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound pencil-thin asparagus
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix melted butter, garlic, lemon zest together in a bowl.
  4. Arrange four large squares of aluminum foil onto a flat work surface. Place a fillet into the center of each square. Divide the asparagus spears and tomato halves between the four portions; top each with a lemon slice. Drizzle butter mixture evenly over each portion. Bring opposing sides of each sheet of foil together and fold to keep together. Twist the ends together to seal completely.
  5. Cook on preheated grill until salmon flakes easily with a fork, 11 to 13 minutes.
Mealthy tip:

The technique in this recipe can be adapted for other varieties of fish and vegetables. Try mahi mahi. Adjust your cooking time depending on thickness of fillets. A quinoa side dish would be a great accompaniment to this.


5.0out of 5 Stars

(2 Reviews)

How would you rate this recipe?

What others are saying

Image of Laura Griffin
December 26, 2017 at 4:40pm

Laura Griffin says:

These grilled salmon and asparagus foil packets were so easy! I can't believe I had not thought of this before. The lemon butter sauce was perfect. This is my favorite way to make this dish now.

Image of Jacqulyne de Jardins
October 06, 2017 at 5:32pm

Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Really tasty and easy salmon dish. I added in some herb butter and it was fantastic for a Keto dinner.