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5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon

Carolyn V.: "Delicious! The whole family said they liked it." Read More
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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.


    Carolyn V. 15 days ago
    Delicious! The whole family said they liked it.
    von Harras a month ago
    Turned out great even had a crispy skin
    Corey Ponder a month ago
    really tasty and simple!
    Hillary a month ago
    Super easy and one of my favorite ways to make salmon.
    Dianne a month ago
    Amazing!!! Yes, It was well worth the effort and I’d make it again in a heartbeat
    !! a month ago
    this is about to become a new staple in my household i think
    omri lahav a month ago
    yummy! I think ill make it again
    whiterose 2 months 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 3 months 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. 3 months ago
    Be sure to make enough. Everyone except for our fish hater had seconds.
    Ron Kendall 4 months ago
    Okay thanks so much, would be making again
    Slava Bond 4 months ago
    So simple and delicious!!!!
    Kristina Stockton 4 months ago
    This was a quick, easy, & delicious dinner!
    Paolo Lammens 4 months ago
    Very quick; and very tasty!
    Louisa E. 5 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 7 months ago
    Pesto salmon is the best salmon
    Jessica DeWitt 7 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 7 months ago
    Fantastic! Made with baby carrot and bell pepper medley
    Leigh 7 months ago
    Very quick and easy to do. Critical to get the Pesto right.
    Tina Liu 8 months ago
    Good . Think I will make it again
    Carrin 8 months ago
    yum! everything was great! my salmon was a little thicker so i cooked it 5 minutes longer than the directions.
    Rex 8 months ago
    Very simple and surprisingly tasty. Added lemon pepper
    Lily K 8 months ago
    Super easy and tasty!
    Lyndsay Woolridge 9 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 9 months ago
    Great guided recipe!
    Kylee Ann 10 months ago
    Yummy! I definitely will make this again!
    Marie Reichard 10 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.
    Provost 10 months ago
    Super easy and delicious - added steamed broccoli for a delicious healthy meal!