Tin Foil Parmesan Garlic Salmon and Veggies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Chelsea, adapted from Calorie Warrior


  • Thin green beans trimmed -- about 10-12 per packet
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic separated
  • Lemon pepper seasoning and salt
  • 4 ounces skinless salmon filets** 6 each
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large lemons
  • Optional: extra lemon fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Tear 4 pieces of heavy duty foil about 14-15 inches long. Lightly spritz each piece of foil with nonstick spray.
  3. Place the green beans evenly in the center of each piece of foil.
  4. Drizzle each set of green peans with 1 teaspoon of oil and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper seasoning. Divide 1 teaspoon minced garlic evenly among the beans.
  5. Lightly salt and pepper (with lemon pepper seasoning) each salmon filet and then place each filet in the center of each piece of foil on top of the beans.
  6. In a bowl, stir together the butter (do NOT melt), Parmesan cheese, about 2 and 1/2 tablespoons freshly lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic. This should be a thick paste and not at all watery.
  7. Divide the paste evenly on top of each filet and rub evenly across the top.
  8. Seal the foil packet by bringing the right and left sides together and then folding down and sealing and then folding up each end to seal. Make sure the seal is 100% complete.
  9. Make sure you allow space in the packet for the heat to circulate and for expansion.
  10. Bake for about 22-27 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Remove from the oven and (optional) turn on the broiler to 550 degrees F.
  11. Open the salmon packets so the top of the salmon is exposed and place under the broiler for 30 seconds to 3 minutes (watch closely) or until the parmesan crust is slightly crispy.
  12. Remove and enjoy immediately with fresh chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon if desired. Add some additional lemon pepper seasoning as desired.

Recipe Notes

**Only use fresh salmon filets; do not use frozen