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Creamy white beans, sautéed with fresh herbs and lemon provide a delicious bed to serve broiled salmon over. This Easy Broiled Salmon over Herby White Beans and Kale made weeknight dining super delicious and oh-so easy! 

I love that this dish takes very little effort but the flavor feels fancy. By infusing the creamy white beans with rosemary and thyme, they provide a delicious bed to serve the broiled salmon over. I love this dish, and I hope you do, too!

5 from 15 votes

Easy Broiled Salmon over Herby White Beans with Kale

Servings: 2 people


For the Rosemary Kale and White Beans:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallot
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tsp freshly chopped rosemary leaves or 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups stem removed and thinly shredded kale I like to use lacinato or curly kale
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1 [15-ounce] can great northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, or the juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

For the Salmon:

  • 2 [6 – 8 ounce] filets of salmon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons old bay seasoning


Make the Herby White Beans with Kale:

  • Heat the oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the garlic, shallot, and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the shallot are slightly tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the rosemary, thyme, kale, salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring, until kale is wilted, 3 to 4 more minutes.
  • Add the drained and rinsed white beans, lemon zest, lemon juice and broth to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until the beans are tender and while you make the salmon.

For the Salmon:

  • Place the Salmon filets, skin side down, on a parchment lined baking sheet and turn your broiler on. Drizzle each of the filets with 1 tbsp of olive oil and then season with the old bay seasoning. Transfer to the top rack of the oven and cook until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, about 7 minutes.
  • To serve, divide the herby white beans amongst 2 plates and top with the broiled salmon.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 2 people

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  1. 5 stars
    Great flavor — beans and kale would make a great side with almost anything! My parchment paper burned under the broiler – switched to foil. Easy but elevated!!

  2. 5 stars
    We absolutely love the white beans and kale part of this recipe and make it almost every week. We add in extra veggies from our CSA box and serve it over brown rice topped with shredded parmigiano-reggiano. This week we added zucchini and fresh corn.

  3. 5 stars
    Healthy, easy and delicious! What more could you ask for? I made some substitutions that worked well with the recipe – 1.5 tsp of dried Italian seasoning for the fresh herbs, 1/4 c of yellow onion for the shallots, and I used the zest of the entire lemon because I love the flavor (and it seemed like a waste to juice the entire lemon without using the zest).

    Also, I used Ina Garten’s method (in Salmon w/ Melting Cherry Tomatoes) to get the crispy salmon skin on the bottom. Personally, I prefer it. Also, I doubled the beans and kale and used 1.25 lbs of salmon to make 4 filling meals.

  4. 5 stars
    This salmon is worth setting off the smoke detectors for! Oops 😉
    This is a combo I would have never thought of, but as soon as I read the recipe it sounded delicious. Tasted even better than it sounded, too. Thanks for such a lovely, flavorful dinner that comes together oh so quickly.

    1. 5 stars
      You know, if you have an air fryer, then you cook the salmon in it to get a similar finish without setting off the smoke detector.

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe was phenomenal! Even my husband who doesn’t like kale loved this dish. I added panko to the top of the salmon for extra crunch. I’ve made this recipe twice so far and didn’t find it necessary to remove the kale stem. Tasted the same with and without the stem removed.