Sheet-Pan Salmon Romesco With Green Beans & Crushed Potatoes

This easy-to-digest meal takes just 15 minutes to prep.

by Jamie Vespa, R.D. Recipe Developer

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Total Time
45 min


  • 12 oz. baby yellow potatoes
  • 1 lb. skin-on salmon, sliced into 4 fillets
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper, divided
  • 8 oz. haricots verts (French green beans)
  • ¾ cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
    1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer 12 minutes or until almost tender. Drain
    1. Place salmon fillets on one side of a rimmed baking sheet coated with parchment paper. Brush with 1 Tbsp. of the oil, and sprinkle on ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. black pepper. Place potatoes next to salmon and use the flat side of a measuring cup to gently crush potatoes. Brush potatoes evenly with 1 Tbsp. oil, and sprinkle on ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. black pepper. Place pan in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
    1. Remove pan from oven and add haricots verts to open space on baking sheet. Toss with 2 tsp. oil and ¼ tsp. salt. Place back in oven for 8 more minutes. Turn on broiler to high; broil until salmon is browned and potatoes are crisp, about 2 minutes.
    1. Combine red peppers, walnuts, lemon juice, paprika, and remaining ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. black pepper in a food processor or blender; blend until smooth. Spoon Romesco over salmon fillets and potatoes. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving: 378 calories; 21g fat; 3g saturated fat; 62mg cholesterol; 781mg sodium; 23g carbohydrate; 4g fiber; 26g protein; 4g sugar; 105mg calcium; 3mg iron; 718mg potassium
Jamie Vespa, R.D.
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Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie is a registered dietitian, nutrition and food journalist, and digital influencer who operates the health-centric food blog and social media accounts, Dishing Out Health. She's the former Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light magazine. Prior to that, Jamie worked as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist with a focus on counseling organ-transplant recipients at a hospital in Tampa. She completed both her undergraduate dietetics degree and graduate clinical nutrition degree at Florida State University. Jamie lives in Denver.