Baked Salmon with Pesto – Recipe

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If you’re looking for a delicious, yet quick, Lenten recipe, I can hardly think of anything better than baked 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?
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Baked Salmon with Pesto Recipe

4 portions

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


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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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Carole from Carole's Chatter
Carole from Carole's Chatter

Oooh, I do hope you’ll come over to Food on Friday: Fish & Seafood to bring this to the party! Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

Ros Emely@stressfreemommies
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies

Que delicioso! Me encanta comer salmon pero nunca he comido con pesto..lo tengo que hacer. gracias por la receta.

Mayito Castillo
Mayito Castillo

Que delicia! Muy buena receta y facil de preparar! No me quedare con las ganas de probarla!

Adriana Martin
Adriana Martin

que receta mas sabrosa Silvia sin duda la tengo que probar muy pronto =)