These salmon foil packets are fresh salmon fillets and vegetables coated in herb butter, then baked or grilled to perfection. An easy and healthy meal with minimal clean up!

One of my favorite ways to cook salmon is in foil, it seals in all the flavors and produces perfect results every time. For this recipe, salmon is combined with fresh corn, asparagus and peppers to make these colorful and delectable foil packets.

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Salmon foil packets that can be baked or grilled with seasoned salmon and fresh vegetables.

If you’re like me, you like quick dinners but don’t like sacrificing the taste. That’s why I love doing foil dinners like these salmon foil packets. They’re so easy because you just toss them together, throw them on the grill, and move on with your night until they’re finished. Easy and delicious, just how I like my dinner.


Once you’ve got your grill heated and foil ready to go, bring out the fresh fillets of salmon. Add your veggies and salmon to the foil squares before mixing your butter and spices in a separate bowl. Drop spoonfuls of the aromatic butter mixture on top of the salmon and veggies in each foil square before grilling to perfection. Serve and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner without a fuss.

Raw salmon fillets with asparagus in foil.

You can use any summer vegetables you like for your salmon foil packets. I chose a summery combination of asparagus, fresh corn and red bell peppers. However, if you have other veggies on hand or just have another preference, go for it!

Other vegetable options that work well

  • Zucchini
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms

A salmon fillet topped with seasoned butter in a foil packet with vegetables.

The herb butter is softened butter mixed with garlic, lemon zest, parsley and fresh thyme. If you don’t want to use parsley and thyme, or don’t have them on hand, other great options are dill, chives or oregano.

A salmon foil packet with asparagus, corn and red bell pepper.


Salmon doesn’t take a long time to cook like some other meats. One way to tell when salmon is done is checking to see if the layers of salmon easily flake. The salmon should also be opaque. You can always check the temperature as well.


Salmon has a plethora of health benefits. Most know that salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids but did you know it’s also high in protein, B vitamins, selenium, potassium, and antioxidants? Salmon is well known for being great as a diet food because of its low carb and calorie counts.

Salmon foil packets in herb butter with vegetables.

This grilled salmon is perfect as a light meal as is, or it can be served with bread, rice, or a green salad. If you don’t have a grill on hand to make these, you can cook your foil packets in the oven and they turn out just as delicious. Either way, you’ll love them and so will the family.


5 from 10 votes

Salmon Foil Packets

AuthorSara Welch
A salmon foil packet that can be baked or grilled with seasoned salmon and fresh vegetables.
These salmon foil packets are fresh salmon fillets and vegetables coated in herb butter, then baked or grilled to perfection. An easy and healthy meal with minimal clean up!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Serves 4


  • 4 salmon fillets 4-6 ounces each
  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears trimmed
  • 4 ears fresh corn kernels sliced off
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray
  • lemon wedges and chopped parsley for serving


  • Preheat a grill to medium heat or an oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Coat 4 large squares of foil with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the salmon, asparagus, corn and bell peppers in the center of the foil squares.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, thyme, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper to taste. Drop spoonfuls of the butter mixture over the salmon and vegetables.
  • Fold over the foil to seal the packets. Bake or grill for 15-20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 1253mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1945IU | Vitamin C: 47.9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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      1. I don’t see any baking directions in this recipe? Can you please reply as to how to do the foil packets in the oven?
        Thank youlllll

      2. The baking directions are listed in step 1 and 6 of the recipe, 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

  1. 5 stars
    Made these when first found recipe. Is great with green beans, grape tomatoes and mushrooms. I love the easy cleanup. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Salmon is our favorite fish and I’m always looking for new recipes. I love foil packets as no clean up!

  3. I love to eat salmon and would love to try this out sometime for dinner for our family! Looks and sounds delicious!

  4. We had a heat wave in Southern California this past week. It was impossible to do any cooking in the oven so we turned to the grill to keep the heat out of the kitchen. This meal sounds fantastic! Just what we have been looking for to mix it up without heating up the house.

  5. I can almost taste these just looking at the pictures! I can’t wait to try your recipe and treat my family to a deliciously healthy meal.

  6. Salmon is one of my favorite things to eat. I like how you can put everything in the foil packet! I had no idea herbed butter was so easy to make either!

  7. I still haven’t tried salmon before. This looks so amazing though. I need to give it a try. I love that it’s such a healthy dish too.

  8. I love cooking in foil packets! I haven’t had Salmon in far too long, I think I need to make it soon.

  9. That looks like an amazing meal and I would love to have the simplicity of the foil packet method. This is such a fun way to cook and store your meals, we have to try it!

  10. 5 stars
    That looks wonderful! I love that its minimal cleanup and asparagus pairs so nicely with salmon. We had salmon tonight, but we should have done it this way! Love it!

  11. 5 stars
    I make foil packet meals all of the time and love them! Totally seals the juices and flavors in and is so easy to clean up! I am going to try your recipe! It looks YUM!

  12. 5 stars
    Grilled salmon and asparagus is just about my favorite summer meal to make. I am going to try your foil packet idea. Fantastic and beautiful.

  13. 5 stars
    This looks incredible! I am trying this recipe this week, my son (the pickiest eater) actually eats salmon and this looks so easy!

  14. I love Salmon!! This looks like a fabulous recipe! I can’t wait to recreate this for my family!! So healthy and full of flavour!