Roasted Salmon with White Bean Ragout

In this easy dinner recipe, salmon fillets seasoned with salt and pepper are roasted and served on a stew-like ragout of cannellini beans, chard, and cherry tomatoes. A light sprinkling of Pecorino Romano cheese delivers a finishing touch to this healthy meal.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided, plus more for sprinkling

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped chard

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 8 (4 ounce) fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, thawed

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

  • 8 teaspoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in chard. Cook and stir 1 minute or until chard is wilted. Stir in beans and broth; cool. Cover and chill up to 3 days.

  2. To serve, preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  3. Rinse fish; pat dry. Measure thickness of the fish. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. Broil 4 inches from the heat 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until the fish flakes easily (if the fish is 1 inch or more thick, turn once).

  4. Meanwhile, cook the bean mixture in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If needed, thin with up to 1/2 cup water to desired consistency. Stir in tomatoes.

  5. Arrange the fish on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and additional ground pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 salmon fillet and 2/3 cup bean mixture
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Vitamin A 1204IU 24%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 43mcg 11%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 52mg 12%
Potassium 1015mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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