An overhead shot of a gray plate with miso maple roasted salmon, farro, and butternut squash on top.
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Miso Maple Roasted Salmon

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinating time1 hr
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy salmon dinner, easy salmon recipe, miso maple salmon, miso salmon, roasted salmon
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne


  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 1 ½ tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¾ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 4 (4-5 ounce) salmon fillets, or one 1-½ pound piece of salmon
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups of butternut squash (or assorted root vegetables, diced into ½ inch pieces)
  • Cooking spray
  • Side suggestions: steamed brown rice, quinoa, or farro
  • Garnish: a sprinkling of dried cranberries


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the miso, rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, ginger, and soy sauce.
  • Place the salmon pieces in a baking dish. Spoon ¼ cup of the miso sauce onto the salmon, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Reserve the remainder of the miso sauce.
  • While the fish marinates, place the bottom rack of your oven in the lower third and the top rack in the upper third, then preheat the oven to 425℉.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the prepared butternut squash on the baking sheet. Spoon the remaining marinade on top and toss to combine. Roast for 25 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  • Once the marinating time is up, line a second baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat the salmon pieces on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Place the baking sheet on the top rack in the upper third of the oven, with the squash continuing to cook on the lower rack, then increase the heat to broil on 550℉. Broil for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat back to 425℉.
  • Cook the salmon and squash for an additional 6 minutes for medium-rare salmon (about 130℉ internal temperature), or an additional 8 minutes for medium-well doneness (about 140℉). 
  • Remove the fish and veggies from heat and serve warm, adding additional salt and pepper to taste.



Nutrition info based on salmon and butternut squash only:


Calories: 362kcal