Cook with us: Herbed salmon with asparagus


In this article:

  • Providence has teamed up with Homemade to provide free, online cooking classes each month. In March, we’re making herbed salmon with asparagus.

  • This springtime recipe features bright, fresh flavors and plenty of nutrients.

  • You can join us for the class live or watch the video on-demand — whichever fits your schedule.

As the temperature inches up and flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to enjoy some springtime flavors. Celebrate National Nutrition Month, by joining Providence and our partner, Homemade, to learn how to make fresh and zesty herbed salmon and asparagus. In these free, online cooking classes, we’ll give you all the instructions you need for a healthy dinner featuring fresh spring veggies.

“Getting a variety of fruits and vegetables helps us to meet our vitamin and mineral needs,” says Megann Karch, a registered dietitian nutritionist and clinical dietitian with Providence Swedish. “Each fruit and vegetable has its own profile of vitamins and minerals in addition to fiber that helps us feel full for longer, feeds our healthy gut bacteria, and keeps our bowels moving regularly. Asparagus is one of the first early spring tender vegetables.”

In addition to fresh and tender asparagus, this recipe features the bright flavors of fresh dill, lemon zest and lemon juice. This combination of flavors leads to an elegant, simple meal that you can have on special occasions — or just a Tuesday night.

This recipe makes four delicious servings and takes only 35 minutes total to prep and cook. It’s an easy meal to fit into your schedule and packs major benefits for your health, including healthy fats, plenty of antioxidants, and fiber for heart and gut health.

If you’ve never cooked salmon before, don’t worry; Homemade’s expert chefs will help you determine when your fish is perfectly cooked and ready. As part of the live class, you can ask them any questions you have as you go. Karch will also be available during the class to teach you about nutrition and answer your questions about a healthy diet.

Can’t make it to the live class? You can watch the video on-demand when it works for you.

Register now to get the recipe and get ready for the class. After you register, we’ll email you the recipe so you can shop for ingredients. We also recommend you prep and pre-measure ingredients so it’s easy to follow along with the class.

We hope you’ll join us live on Tuesday, March 12 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET to cook up this nutritious and tasty meal with Homemade and Megann Karch.

And don’t forget, thanks to our partnership with Homemade, you’ll can access tons of healthy recipes online, anytime.

Contributing caregiver


Megann Karch is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Clinical Dietitian with Providence Swedish.

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We are all about food! The Providence Nutrition Team loves to talk about and share our expertise on how to help you find the right diet, food types and maintenance tactics to help you live life to the fullest...while also enjoying the best foods that mother nature has to offer.

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