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This Sheet Pan Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon with Feta and Olives is a flavorful update to the classic salmon dinner. Baby potatoes roasted alongside herby, lemon, and garlic roasted salmon. Topped with a tangy and slightly salty olive and feta dressing. It’s a touch buttery, colorful, healthy, and beyond delicious. The perfect dinner to serve any night of the week. Or incorporate this healthy recipe into your weekly meal prep and enjoy it for lunches and dinners throughout the week.

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It might have taken the whole month of January, but we finally have a new seafood recipe to talk about it! I will be the very first to admit that it’s been a minute since my last recipe with fish. Actually, it’s been since August, so quite a while.

I fell into a bit of a chicken and vegetarian focused recipe habit and I am just now breaking out. The truth is that I cook for the people around me and with everyone being in town the last few months, I’ve been cooking their favorites. And the thing is, around here, fish just isn’t one of them. The good news is that I’m breaking out today and I’m back with one of my favorite salmon recipes.

This sheet pan salmon is hard not to love.

For one, the flavor is delicious. Two, it’s the easiest to put together, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

prep photo of potatoes on baking sheet

The details.

You guys know how much I love an all-in-one dinner, so just like most of my other sheet pan recipes, I also included potatoes with this salmon. I like to start roasting the potatoes before the salmon is added to the pan to ensure that they have enough time in the oven to fully cook.

I keep the potatoes simple and just toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Now, on that same sheet pan, add the lemon halves and a handful of whole garlic cloves. Roast in the oven until the potatoes start to soften. If your lemons or your garlic cloves are on the smaller side, they may cook up faster than the potatoes. So just keep an eye on things towards the end.

That’s part one….

salmon on baking sheet before cooking

While the potatoes get a head start cooking, rub the salmon with a little smoked paprika and fresh oregano. Pull the potatoes out of the oven, slide them to one side of the pan, and add the salmon to the other side.

Put the pan back in the oven and roast until the salmon reaches your preferred doneness, for me, it’s usually about ten minutes.

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The dressing.

While everything is roasting, you can start working on the olive dressing. It’s an herby mix of parsley, basil, oregano, and all that roasted garlic from the sheet pan. Once the garlic is finished cooking, finely chop it/mash it and stir it into the dressing along with the olives.

My secret ingredient is a splash of fish sauce…if you enjoy it. Many recipes will use anchovies in their dressings, but I find anchovies annoying to work with. Fish sauce works in a pinch (its only ingredients are anchovies, water, and salt).

Sheet Pan Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon with Feta and Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

Finishing it up…

Once the salmon is finished I simply leave it on the sheet pan, remove the garlic, finish up the dressing, and add chunks of feta cheese to the warm salmon.

Then spoon the dressing over the salmon and cheese, and serve with the potatoes on the side. And that’s it. It’s not hard or time-consuming but leaves you with a complete all-in-one dinner and a pretty healthy one too.

The only thing I’d add is a good piece of crusty bread for moping up the garlic butter and sauce. You could also do a side salad for some greens!

It’s pretty, kind of fancy, yet still simple. The salmon is perfectly buttery, herby, and garlicky, and the olives on top add a fresh, herby tang. 

Sheet Pan Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon with Feta and Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other seafood dinners? Here are a few to try:

20 Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmon

20 Minute Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Roasted Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa

Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon with Feta and Olives

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 555 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Arrange the lemon halves and smashed garlic cloves around the potatoes. Bake 20 minutes, or until tender. 
    2. In a shallow bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons oregano, the paprika, the red pepper flakes, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the salmon and toss to coat.
    3. Remove the potatoes from the oven and push them to one side of the pan. Put the salmon on the other side, add a couple pats of butter to each filet. Arrange the lemon slices around the salmon. Return the pan to oven and bake for 10 to 20 minutes, until the salmon reaches desired doneness.
    4. To make the dressing. Combine the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, the parsley, 2 tablespoons oregano, the basil, olives, vinegar, and fish sauce (if using).
    5. Remove the garlic cloves from the baking sheet. Finely chop/mash the garlic into a paste, stir the garlic into the dressing. Season with crushed red pepper and salt.
    6. To serve, divide the salmon, potatoes, and lemon slices between plates. Gently crumble the feta around the salmon, then spoon the dressing over everything. Add a handful of arugula. Eat and enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious with just the seasoned salmon and potatoes, but the dressing elevated the dish to restaurant level. Such a wonderful blend of flavors and so satisfying! We especially loved the olives and what just the roasted lemons did for the sheet pan ingredients. Yuuuuummmmmm.

    1. Hi Lucy,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and thanks for making it! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my, this was delicious! My husband mentioned a few times that this was definitely more like a higher end restaurant fare than Monday’s dinner. I even roasted some Brussels sprouts that DH is not at all fond of and he gobbled those up too with the sauce.
    And Bonus! It’s a sheet pan meal!

    1. Hey Melanie,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your review!🌸 xT

  3. 5 stars
    This was SO good! Didn’t put the butter on the salmon – it didn’t need it. And I added a bunch of asparagus in oil and roasted it for 10 minutes with the salmon. So tasty!!!

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try!! Have the best day:) xx

  4. 5 stars
    I haven’t even fixed this recipe yet, but I love sheet pan recipes and salmon, so I know it’s going to be wonderful~

  5. 5 stars
    A friend of mine made this the other night and said it was her new favorite way to make Salmon so I had to try it! Now it’s my families favorite too. And this is coming from two Alaskan households that catch and make Salmon a lot!!

  6. 5 stars
    Just had it for lunch, it was so yummy. The whole family loved it ( done without fish sauce ) and only 12 minutes for the salmon.
    The sauce with the feta, herbs and olives was everything ! I will do it again.

  7. I made this for dinner tonight & it was delicious! I made mashed potatoes instead of the roasted potatoes (for the kids). I cook lemon pepper salmon all the time- so this was the perfect recipe to still do that for the kids, but made your salmon for me & my husband on the same pan! I loved the olive & garlic dressing!

  8. Quick question…when do you add the olives to the dish? I don’t see them in the instructions but I do on the ingredient list.
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Jenna,
      Sorry about that, you can add those in step 3 with the lemon. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  9. I’m lured by the rainbow of flavors but will be cooking for company that doesn’t like fish. Can I replace it with chicken thighs instead?

    1. Hey there,
      You bet, that will work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  10. This was delicious! But I must admit we had leftovers the next two days, and they were better than the first night. The dressing really marinates everything. So next time I’m gonna make it all a day before and let the flavors marry. Then heat and serve. This is a party meal. Yum.

    1. Hey Kay,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks bunch for giving it a go! xxTieghan

  11. I made this recipe tonight and oh wow, it was really good. I loved all the different flavors that melded together beautifully. I will definitely make this again, I did not add the fish sauce because I really don’t like it and I used jalapeño olives. My husband said it was good and he rarely says anything. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Liz,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am glad to hear that it was enjoyed. Have the best weekend!! xTieghan

  12. This recipe was delish. Took longer to prep, but worth it.
    Once the potatoes were softened I put them in my fry pan to crisp and for veggies with this dish I tossed asparagus with olive oil, lemon and garlic powder. Put them on the left side of the pan and the salmon on the right.
    Cooked for 17 mins and it turned out fantastic. The sauce was delish with the fetta.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Like the asparagus idea. I felt like it needed something else on the plate. I’m always into protein, , veggie, and carb. Perfect solution.

  13. 5 stars
    The Bomb! The flavors of this super easy dish came together as a masterpiece. Absolutely LOVE your recipes.