Easy Baked Pesto Salmon

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There is nothing boring in this healthy pesto salmon recipe. Fresh salmon filet, rick walnut and basil pesto, and a delicious parmesan crust.

This another of my go-to dinner recipes when I’m not in a mood of spending too much time in the kitchen and I just want something tasty but easy.

This recipe will take you less than 20 minutes. Also, you don’t have to make a bunch of prep or steps to get the result. You just need some homemade pesto or store bought pesto.

A fun twist is to use red pesto. In my house, we can’t decide which pesto sauce we love the most.

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How to make oven-baked pesto salmon?

First, you need to place your salmon fillets in a baking tray. Then season with salt and white pepper. White pepper has a subtle flavor that works better with fisher and tender meats than regular black pepper.

Then all you need is to cover your salmon fillets with the pesto sauce and top with parmesan cheese — as much as you cheesy heart desires.

If you want a bit of a stringy-cheese situation you can add 1 tbsp of emmental cheese. It will melt … amazing!

To bake this tasty salmon pesto we need to bake for 10-15 minutes and then shift to grill oven mode and bake for 5 minutes to get that parmesan crusty.

I like to serve my pesto crusted salmon with a simple side of sauteed asparagus seasoned with Italian seasoning. Did I ever tell you that the simplest flavor sometimes is the best?

You can also try these recipes as a side dish for this salmon recipe:

I hope you enjoy this super easy recipe and I see you in the next recipe!

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Pesto Salmón
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
There is nothing boring in this healthy pesto salmon. Fresh salmon filet, rick walnut pesto, and a delicious parmesan crust.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pesto salmon
Servings: 2 people
  • 2 salmon fillets 200gr each
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 50 gr grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF)
  2. In a baking tray place the salmon filets and season with salt and white pepper.
  3. Cover with 1 tbsp of pesto each salmon filet. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Take to the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Change to the grill mode of your oven and let it cook for 5 minutes until you get a golden and crispy crust.

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