If you’re looking for a delicious, yet quick, Lenten recipe, I can hardly think of anything better than salmon with pesto. I’ve got to believe this one would score high marks on your nutritionist’s healthy meals list, and there is really very little technique involved and no exotic ingredients. The only thing is to make sure you gather up the freshest ingredients possible. The fresh is what makes this dish. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?
Baked Salmon with Pesto Recipe
Estimated preparation time: 3 minutes
From start to finish: 15-20 minutes
- 1 – 1.25 pounds salmon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup of basil pesto, check out the recipe here
- cherry tomatoes and basil leaves for garnish
You will also need
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray
Pre-heat oven at 450 degrees F.
Cover baking sheet with parchment paper or with a layer of non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Pat dry the salmon and place it, skin side down, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. If you are using a small oven or a convection oven it may take 1/3 less time. Please check it often. The salmon will change from a bright orange color to a pale pink.
Cover generously with the pesto and serve immediately.
Add a side of pasta or salad.
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