3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

These Three Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples are the perfect examples of simple being delicious. They each take less than an hour (most of which is roasting time), and are versatile for whichever you and your family prefer.

3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

If you hadn’t noticed by my e-book (The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Weeknight Cooking), I like quick, simple meals. Especially during the week, when cooking dinner is usually the last thing I want to do after a long day of work.

I feel like you can kind of compare cooking after a long day to exercising when you don’t want to. You really really really don’t feel like it, but you know it’s the best option, and that you’ll feel much better after you just do it. And for times like this, when it comes to cooking under the influence of lazy, it’s important to constantly be stocked with [healthy] pantry staples. This way, you can just whip up a healthy meal because you’ve already got the ingredients.

3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

To be candid, the last time I had a frozen dinner was my freshman year of college when I would regularly eat Lean Cuisine (vom) in my dorm room. And I’ve gotta tell you, this frozen Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil cannot be compared to a TV dinner (because that’s what comes to mind when I think of frozen foods). After roasting this salmon in the oven (no need to thaw), it was as though I’d picked up fresh salmon and marinated and seasoned it myself.

3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

These Bumble Bee SuperFresh® salmon fillets are the answer to my lazy girl prayers. They were so ridiculously easy to make, and complemented the staple pantry ingredients perfectly.

So for this recipe, I actually did a little experiment. Because I wanted to show that you can eat healthy and make easy recipes with what you’ve got, I didn’t even plan or go grocery shopping for this recipe. I did what I normally do on a weeknight: sift through my pantry and refrigerator, find what works together, and throw it all into a recipe. Each of these came out perfectly, and I am definitely adding them to my weekly rotation.

Here’s what I whipped up…

3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

Salmon with Zucchini Noodles and Sweet Potato Fries

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Serves: 2 bowls
Ingredients
  • 1 fillet Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 zucchini squash
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop sweet potato into steak fries and lay across a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste). Place in the oven and set timer to 25-30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, using a spiralizer, spiralize zucchini into noodles.
  5. Add garlic and 2 tbsp olive oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Saute garlic until just barely golden.
  6. Add in zucchini and saute for five minutes. Turn off heat and cover.
  7. When sweet potato fries are done, turn the heat of the oven up to 425 degrees.
  8. Remove the fillet from its plastic pouch and place into the parchment pouch provided in the box.
  9. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 22 minutes, or until soft and flaky.

3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

Salmon Egg Scramble with Zucchini Noodles, Shredded Carrots and Avocado

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Serves: 2 bowls
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 fillet Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 zucchini, spiralized
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Remove the fillet from the plastic pouch and place into the parchment sleeve.
  3. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 22 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add olive oil and garlic to a large saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Once garlic is just golden, add in zucchini noodles and saute for about five minutes.
  6. When zucchini is finished, crack eggs into a small bowl. Whisk to scramble.
  7. When salmon is finished baking, remove it from the oven.
  8. Add eggs to a small saute pan over medium heat.
  9. Cook for about two minutes. Add salmon fillet and, using a fork, break fillet up into the eggs.
  10. Mix together and serve over zucchini noodles with avocado.
  11. Drizzle with lime juice, olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add in carrots for an extra crunch!
3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

Salmon with Roasted Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Sweet Potato Fries

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Serves: 2 bowls
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 fillet Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 12 spears asparagus
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop sweet potato into steak fries and lay across a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste). Place in the oven and set timer to 25-30 minutes.
  4. Lay asparagus and grape tomatoes across another baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Place in the oven when the fries reach 20 minutes left.
  7. When sweet potato fries and asparagus are done, turn the heat of the oven up to 425 degrees.
  8. Remove the fillet from its plastic pouch and place into the parchment pouch provided in the box.
  9. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 22 minutes, or until soft and flaky.
  10. Squeeze lemon juice over asparagus before serving.

3 Easy Salmon Dinners Using Pantry Staples

I was absolutely pleased with how this Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil turned out. I highly recommend for anyone who likes to throw food together really quick after a long day! I promise, it doesn’t fit the usual ‘frozen food’ image we all picture. You can use their store locator to find out where you can get your own, here. You can find Bumble Bee SuperFresh® in the frozen seafood section, typically near the seafood counter, at your local grocery store.

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What is a go-to meal for you after a long day?
Do you usually crave something specific when you want to just crash? (Sometimes I just really want some pizza…)

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  1. says

    YUm these look great! I’ve got salmon on the menu on Friday, might whip up some sweet potato fries with them! My go to meal after a long day at the moment would probably have to be something easy like fried rice! Using microwave rice, frozen peas and a few other bits and pieces! thanks for sharing :)
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  2. says

    These pictures are a) beautiful b) exactly what I would like to eat for dinner every night of the week.

    Inspired by your post, my friends and I are cooking salmon for a potluck tonight. Yay!

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