Apricot Dijon Salmon and Broccoli (VIDEO)

This Apricot Dijon Salmon and broccoli is an easy, excellent one-pan salmon meal. The sweet and savory apricot glaze seals in the juices of the salmon making it moist and flaky. You will enjoy every bite!

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We love discovering new and easy salmon recipes. This is an easy salmon recipe that takes about 20 minutes to prepare and there is no marinating required. The broccoli roasts in the same pan which makes dinner so convenient and nutritious. P.S. See notes below on the difference between wild caught and farmed salmon.

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Salmon lovers will really enjoy this Apricot Dijon Salmon recipe. It’s a fun combination of ingredients and the glaze imparts so much flavor. Salmon is so good for you – it has all of the good healthy fats, especially if you can get your hands on wild caught!

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Wild Caught Vs. Farmed Salmon Baking Times:

Farmed Raised Salmon (like Altantic or farmed King Salmon) tends to have a higher fat content so it can be baked longer without drying out. Farmed salmon also tends to have thicker filets. These thicker, fattier pieces of salmon are more forgiving and you can aim for the longer baking time.

Wild Caught Salmon (like Sockey and Coho Salmon), tends to be thinner and less fatty (with the exception of some species like WILD King Salmon which can be just as thick and fatty as farm raised). Wild salmon needs to be baked more carefully since it is easier to overcook it. Aim for the lower baking times with wild-caught and check for doneness before you cook it any longer.

Ingredients for Apricot Dijon Glazed Salmon:

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Apricot Dijon Salmon and Broccoli

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Apricot Dijon Salmon and broccoli is an easy, excellent one-pan salmon meal. The sweet and savory apricot glaze makes the salmon juicy and flaky.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by Season and Price of Salmon
Calories: 326 kcal
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

For the Apricot Dijon Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard

Ingredients for Sheet Pan Salmon:

  • 2 lb salmon filet cut into 6 equal portions
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs broccoli cut into medium florets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Chives or green onion, chopped to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 450˚F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  2. Place broccoli florets on lined baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp olive oil, and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste. Roast broccoli by itself at 450˚F for 5 minutes to soften, since broccoli needs a little more time to cook than salmon then remove from oven.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all glaze ingredients, bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute then remove from heat and set aside.

  4. Push broccoli to the long sides of the baking sheet and arrange salmon (skin-side-down) in the center, leaving a little space between each filet. Season salmon with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste. Divide glaze evenly between each filet, spreading to coat the top and sides. Bake uncovered at 450˚F for 6-10 minutes*, or until flakey and just cooked through.

Recipe Notes

*A thinner, leaner, wild-caught salmon filet will take closer to 6 minutes and thicker farmed fillet takes closer to 10 min. 

Nutrition Facts
Apricot Dijon Salmon and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 551mg 23%
Potassium 1099mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 16.5%
Vitamin C 122.6%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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If you try this or any of the salmon recipes I shared above, let me know! It just makes my day when I hear you’ve tried one of our recipes. Do you have a favorite way to prepare salmon? I would love to hear from you in a comment below!

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  • Sharon Kyle
    April 18, 2018

    What is the green garnish on the broccoli/salmon dish Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2018

      Hi Sharon, we garnished with freshly chopped chives. Green onion can be used as well. I’m sorry I missed that! I have updated the recipe card 🙂 Reply

  • Ksusha. A
    April 12, 2018

    Just finished eating this yummy meal.
    It was very good!(maybe my glaze was a little too sweet) My fish was way thicker and I had to cook it for about 14 minutes..so the broccoli overcooked a little but we actually really liked that. It tasted like brussel sprouts!
    Question. Would it work to switch this glaze with the honey glaze? I like that glaze more, but for some reason that one burns almost everytime when I fry it..:( Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 12, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I have used a thicker salmon and I cut the broccoli florets larger so they cooked properly. I think it could work well with the honey glaze. If you experiment, let me know! 🙂 Reply

      • Ksusha. A
        April 21, 2018

        I wish that it would turn out better but I have to say it was just not the same. The glaze did not stay on the salmon too well. Most of it burned in the oven. The taste was pretty good but it definitely didn’t “glaze”.. I enjoyed it more when the salmon was fried and the glaze was sticking to the salmon more. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 21, 2018

          Hi Ksusha, I wonder if maybe you are broiling too long? I haven’t had that same experience but if it is burned in the oven, it sounds like baking too long or at too high of heat. I hope that helps! Reply

  • Nancy
    April 11, 2018

    Natasha, this recipe caught my eye from a friend’s sharing the link. It did not disappoint!! Easy, flavorful, and satisfying! This will make many reappearances on our table in future…Thank you! Reply

    • Nancy
      April 11, 2018

      Addendum: wonder if adding a little pizazz from some chili would work, too? We love spicy dishes and I often pair sweet and spicy. I have a sweet jalapeño jelly, might try the recipe with it and see! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 11, 2018

        I think that would be nice! The mustard adds a little bit of it’s own spice but some chili might be very nice. Let me know if you experiment! 🙂 Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    April 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha, this recipe is sooo good!!!, and sooo easy!! Last night my granddaughter was at my house and she wanted to make this recipe, she love salmon and she also love your recipes. She did almost everything by herself, I only handled the salmon (she doesn’t like to touch raw food!), and I set the oven. It was soo yummy, it was all gone!! I got some pictures, where can I post them so you can see them. Thanks again for your easy and yummy recipes!! Blessing for you and your family!! (My granddaughter is 13 years old) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2018

      I’m so glad you both enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Cristina! I would love it if you joined our private Facebook group where you can share your yummy photos!! Reply

      • Cristina Sanchez
        April 12, 2018

        I already joined that group, yesterday I posted my comment and photos. Thanks Natasha!! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 12, 2018

          Awesome! I’m glad to hear that Cristina! 🙂 Reply

  • Jennifer
    April 10, 2018

    I mix white wine, soy, ginger, a touch of brown sugar and marinade the salmon for 30 minutes, then place it on a rack w/skin side down and pour the marinade over the top. Cook until finished at 350 degrees. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 10, 2018

      That sounds wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing! Do you add those in equal portions for the marinade? Reply

  • Vikki
    April 10, 2018

    I follow you on Instagram and saw this recipe the other day. I told you I was going to make it for mine and my husband’s anniversary. Well I made it tonight. It was amazing. So simple to make. Very few ingredients. My husband and I enjoyed it so much. I’ll be checking out your other recipes and seeing what else to make. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 10, 2018

      YAY!! I’m so happy to hear that! happy Anniversary to you two! Reply

  • Margaret
    April 10, 2018

    I’m always looking for easy and healthy sheet pan meals and this one looks great! I love adding fruit jam to pan sauces but never thought of glazing fish with it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe, I’ll be enjoying it real soon! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 10, 2018

      It does work really well with salmon. I hope you love it!! What recipes do you love with fruit jam? Reply

  • Viktoriya T.
    April 9, 2018

    Made this salmon today!
    My kids said the fish tastes like their favorite sushi roll with similar sauce))
    Thanks, Natasha, for another amazing recipe) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m happy to hear how much your family loves this recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Julie
    April 9, 2018

    This looks delicious! I always make salmon with salt/pepper/thyme/garlic/lemon/butter and I am *bored* of it…Will be using your recipe for our next salmon meal. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2018

      You’re welcome Julie! This recipe is sure to keep things interesting. Please let me know what you think when you decide to try it! Reply

  • Natalie
    April 9, 2018

    OMG. Salmon and broccolli is my most favourites so far. I’ve cooked them together several times.
    It looks like I have to try them with your Apricot Dijon Glaze. It looks really nice!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2018

      It delicious Natalie, you HAVE to try it! Please let me know what you think when you decide to make it! Reply

      • April 10, 2018

        Absolutely! You will see 😉 Reply

  • Oksana
    April 8, 2018

    Hi Natasha. It’s been two days since you posted this recipe and still no comments from readers 🤔 Can’t believe it. I’m definitely going to try it. I love the idea of using apricot jam.
    By the way your new spring look is amazing – so peachy and fresh;)))) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2018

      This recipe has so much flavor, I hope you love it Oksana! Thanks for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! 🙂 Reply

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