Randy Mayor; Mary Catherine Muir
2 servings (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and 1/3 cup rice)

This easy pesto salmon is the perfect choice for a fresh and light summertime meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Spoon 3 tablespoons pesto into bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with the salmon fillets, and spread with the remaining pesto.

Step 3

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with rice.

Chef's Notes

As one CL reader said --"We grow basil on our porch and are always looking for tasty new ways to use it. I created this dish on a whim to try and get my husband to eat salmon. I succeeded: He loved it, and now he even requests it on occasion. The salmon tastes wonderful served with grilled or steamed vegetables."

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

November 20, 2015
Maybe I shouldn't review it because I used up some homemade pesto I had made over this past summer and we served it with couscous instead of rice but the salmon/pesto combination is really good and I'd definitely make this again.

blondi6354's Review

January 20, 2013
Very flavorful and easy to make. My roommate asked me to "add it into the regular rotation". Served with tomato dill couscous instead of brown rice.

NanetteJG's Review

July 20, 2011
Easy, as the recipe states. The whole family loved it.

Blaire01's Review

June 01, 2010
Good, solid meal. Quick to prepare and light while still being filling. Followed the recipe exactly.