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Pesto Salmon Recipe

A heart-healthy dish full of omega-3s and topped with fresh, homemade pesto. Even non-fish lovers will want seconds of this Pesto Salmon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, best salmon, fresh pesto, pesto salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 380kcal


  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup pine nuts
  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon filets
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a food processor or blender, mix together basil, garlic, parmesan, olive oil, and pine nuts until it makes a smooth paste.
  • Place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Spread pesto on each fillet, then sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and bread crumbs are lightly browned.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2mg