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pesto salmon on rice

Baked Pesto Salmon

Marni Katz
Super easy 2-ingredient salmon recipe
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Simple Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 271 kcal


  • 1 lb fresh salmon if you have extra hungry people for dinner, you can increase the amount of fish and pesto accordingly
  • 4 oz pesto homemade or store bought will work


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray.
  • Portion the salmon filed into pieces that are about 2-3ā€ wide.
    salmon cut into 2" wide pieces
  • Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto onto each piece of fish.
  • Put the baking tray in the oven and bake until the fish is cooked to about 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven.
    salmon with pesto spread on it
  • Once the fish is out of the oven, you can add another dollop of pesto to the top of each piece of fish before serving.
  • Serve over rice, a big salad or for something fancy over risotto, and enjoy!


To get the internal temperature of the fish use one of these handi-dandi thermometers.
I like to cook the pesto salmon to a little bit below the recommended temp and then let it rest a few minutes before serving it. (Iā€™m not recommending eating under cooked proteins, however, I'm very careful to not over cook fish).Ā  You can always pop it back into the oven for the minute, but you can't reverse cook it šŸ˜Š!


Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 556mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 617IUCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30 minute meal, baked salmon, pesto recipe
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