5-Ingredient Pesto Salmon

Suzanne D.: "So quick and easy to make. The family enjoyed it." Read More


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)
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon (for serving)
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    1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Rinse the salmon filets under cool water. Gently pat them dry with paper towels, then place on the baking sheet, skin side down.
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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.


    Suzanne D. 10 days ago
    So quick and easy to make. The family enjoyed it.
    Pearl Igwe 12 days ago
    Super good. I cooked it for longer than suggested time. Would remake
    Edison a month ago
    This was pretty good even though I'm not a big fan of salmon. Would probably make it again.
    Alex Chapin a month ago
    I thought this tasted really good and it was quick and easy.
    O’s 4 months ago
    Excellent Salmon, served with white rice. I added a couple of minutes to the cooking time.
    Ness Osadon a year ago
    Salmon tasted great. The only negative about this recipe is the cook time. I needed to cook the salmon 10 minutes over the recommended time for it to be fully cooked through.
    ConnieJaracz a year ago
    This was so simple and a crowd pleaser. Kids loved it, too .
    Bourazani Popi a year ago
    it was interesting... in the end i added extra lemon juice.
    Thomas Hughes a year ago
    Excellent. Easy to put together and great results.
    Kate H. a year ago
    Great! Super flakey and delicious.
    Caddy Murphy a year ago
    this was delicious! my husband basically licked the plate clean!
    Hadeel Belal a year ago
    loved this recipe!! so easy!
    Frank a year ago
    It was delicious and very easy to make thanks for the recipe!!!
    Maxime a year ago
    Delicious! But I had to cook it a little longer (~17 min)
    Shari Zibari a year ago
    out of this world, definitely making it again
    sera a year ago
    Very good. I’d make it again
    Priscilla Yam a year ago
    Simple and delicous to make!
    Mia a year ago
    good, first time making fish and i thought it was just fine
    Slump a year ago
    it was delicious and easy. only issue was with recipe that i couldnt scroll down to see the last steps in the app, in the browser on my phone, and in the browser on my laptop.
    Lily Ocana 2 years ago
    It was Delicious and easy. I will be making this again.
    Chris Kryshak 2 years ago
    Soooooo flipping good
    Janet S. 2 years ago
    good reciept will make it again fast and easy
    Ossama Mustafa 2 years ago
    it was delicious. I might try
    Macy King 2 years ago
    It was very good and I would definitely eat it again!😀
    Moné Smith 2 years ago
    god awesome was really savoy but very mouth-melting
    Melissa 2 years ago
    Perfectly cooked and the pesto added a great flavor.
    Rose 2 years ago
    Yum. But next time I’ll add more pesto
    Charlie Schwartz 2 years ago
    great! i added lemon squeeze and the. broiled for 5 min
    Tangie 2 years ago
    It was great easy and delicious
    Michael Delagnes 2 years ago
    Amazing! Would make again.