Baked Pesto Salmon

Healthy Baked Basil Pesto Salmon Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

Pesto Salmon is one of my go to dinners! It’s so simple and so delicious! I normally smoke my salmon, but baking it is a great option as well. This time I served it with Brown Butter Pasta and Mushrooms braised in balsamic vinegar.

Pesto is an amazingly versatile sauce. I’ve put it on darn near every meat, pasta and even in salads and it never disappoints. I used to buy it at my local store for a premium until I found out just how easy it is to make at home. A few simple ingredients blitzed in a food processor and you’ll never go back to store-bought Pesto again. You can also mix things up and use parsley, rosemary and even dandelion leaves with amazing results!

3 pound Salmon Filet

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 cups Basil Pesto

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Place filet on sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  3. Spoon pesto over top and spread in an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes or until the flesh is flaky and the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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