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5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon

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Five ingredients lend a huge amount of flavor to this quick pesto baked salmon. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 4 salmon fillets (Atlantic, 5 oz. each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 lemon (for serving)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium15% DV360mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein45% DV23g
    Carbs1% DV3g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories240Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    whiterose 2 days ago
    Easy & tasty herby flavour. Used a tablespoon of pesto for each salmon. Then, baked the salmon on top of cubes of potatoes & slices of tomatoes.
    Jonathan a month ago
    I definitely failed to make enough. Even the non-fish eaters were ravenous. I will likely use a fresh cut of salmon next time, but it was definitely amazing.
    Billy M. 2 months ago
    Be sure to make enough. Everyone except for our fish hater had seconds.
    Ron Kendall 2 months ago
    Okay thanks so much, would be making again
    Slava Bond 2 months ago
    So simple and delicious!!!!
    Kristina Stockton 2 months ago
    This was a quick, easy, & delicious dinner!
    Paolo Lammens 2 months ago
    Very quick; and very tasty!
    Louisa E. 3 months ago
    I found the pesto a little overpowering.
    This is an amazing recipe! Better and healthier option than take out foods from Uber Eats! Well done. Good for weight loss if Ketogenic is the one for me.
    Very tasty, but you probably shouldn't put on too much pesto, like I have done.
    Michael Kryger 5 months ago
    Pesto salmon is the best salmon
    Jessica DeWitt 5 months ago
    Simple and delicious. My partner, who had sworn off salmon, now says he’s rethinking his relationship to the fish after this meal during which he nommed two fillets.
    Collins 5 months ago
    Fantastic! Made with baby carrot and bell pepper medley
    Leigh 5 months ago
    Very quick and easy to do. Critical to get the Pesto right.
    Tina Liu 6 months ago
    Good . Think I will make it again
    Carrin 6 months ago
    yum! everything was great! my salmon was a little thicker so i cooked it 5 minutes longer than the directions.
    Plumley 6 months ago
    Very simple and surprisingly tasty. Added lemon pepper
    Lily K 7 months ago
    Super easy and tasty!
    Lyndsay Woolridge 7 months ago
    I found the pesto flavour to be much too overpowering, and the pesto brand I used was particularly salty. Definitely need lemon next time to mellow the flavour.
    Alex @ Yummly 7 months ago
    Great guided recipe!
    Kylee Ann 8 months ago
    Yummy! I definitely will make this again!
    Marie Reichard 8 months ago
    Easy recipe. I’ve had more success baking the filets at 350oF for 30 min however. I definitely seasoned the salmon more than recommended before adding the pesto. Don’t skimp on the pesto.
    David 8 months ago
    Super easy and delicious - added steamed broccoli for a delicious healthy meal!
    Knox 8 months ago
    Great meal and portion. Served over fresh spinach with risotto on the side.
    Arjun Chavern 8 months ago
    Excellent served over rice, used a little extra pesto and baked the salmon as one large piece
    Ventura 9 months ago
    Good Recipe, loved the taste. Quick and Easy. Cooked it for about 5 minutes longer then instructed.
    Shirin N 9 months ago
    Simple to make and delicious.
    Suzanne D. 9 months ago
    So quick and easy to make. The family enjoyed it.
    Pearl Igwe 10 months ago
    Super good. I cooked it for longer than suggested time. Would remake
    Edison 10 months ago
    This was pretty good even though I'm not a big fan of salmon. Would probably make it again.