Need to make your fish dinner more exciting? Try this easy Salmon with Walnut Pesto recipe. Not only is pesto our absolute favorite (duh), but it is packed full of healthy fats! Combine that flavor with salmon, it is an instant favorite.
Salmon with Walnut Pesto
- 3 cups basil
- 10 oz walnuts
- 1 tsp salt kosher
- 1-1/2 cup olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 4-5 oz salmon fillets
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place basil, walnuts, salt, olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese in food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Heat 2 tsp olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Sear each side of salmon fillets until golden and crisp.
- Place salmon fillets in baking dish and bake until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F, about 12-15 minutes.
- Top each salmon fillet with 1 Tbsp pesto. Store remaining pesto in an airtight container and keep in freezer.
Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.
An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.