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5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon

Laura Clouse: "My favorite way to cook salmon." Read More
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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 tsp. salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 lemon (for serving)
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    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.


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    Laura Clouse 2 months ago
    My favorite way to cook salmon.
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    Melanie Matthews 4 months ago
    So good! Used a pre-made pesto from Italy.
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    Arlene Salveter 7 months ago
    So simple! So yummy!
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    L.E. Smith 8 months ago
    I have to admit I cheated and used a commercial sauce. I've made fresh Pesto in the past, I just didn't have the time (or the energy) to do it this time. this recipe was mainly for the idea of a great dinner.
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    Simple to make for meal prep
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    Melissa Cotton a year ago
    loved it. it was easy and fast
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    Michelle 2 years ago
    Delicious and a hit!
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    Sunday K. 2 years ago
    Made recipe as written. Very, very good!
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    tyreece stone 2 years ago
    My family loved it! Flaky and delicious
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    Shayla Main 2 years ago
    I made it as is and it was so good. It's so simple in it's ingredients and preparation, and yet it tastes like something you'd pay $25 for at a restaurant.
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    Peterson 2 years ago
    love it! i used fresh cracked pepper instead and sided it with garlic asparagus for a nice keto friendly dinner.
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    Blair Carter 2 years ago
    So delicious. Especially for such a simple recipe. I made about 9 filets from salmon I cut up. Added about 10 minutes to the time. Came out wonderful. Squeezed some lemon on top and even added some capers. Great recipe! I will be making this again for sure!
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    Helina Prükk 2 years ago
    So easy and tasty dish! Loved it.
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    Daniel Wiehoff 2 years ago
    It's quick and easy; nothing too special. The taste likely depends a lot on the quality of the pesto, though – it was slightly overpowering for my taste.
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    dilishioso so so yuummmyy
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    Rebecca Carter 2 years ago
    so easy and delicious
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    M. Moore 2 years ago
    Simple, quick, exquisite. Served a caesar salad on the side.
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    B200007 2 years ago
    My family loved it! Before spreading pesto over it, I added some slightly salted butter. It was delicious
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    Carolyn V. 2 years ago
    Delicious! The whole family said they liked it.
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    von Harras 2 years ago
    Turned out great even had a crispy skin
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    Corey Ponder 2 years ago
    really tasty and simple!
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    Hillary 2 years ago
    Super easy and one of my favorite ways to make salmon.
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    Dianne 2 years ago
    Amazing!!! Yes, It was well worth the effort and I’d make it again in a heartbeat
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    !! 2 years ago
    this is about to become a new staple in my household i think
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    omri lahav 2 years ago
    yummy! I think ill make it again
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    whiterose 2 years 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.
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    Jonathan 2 years 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.
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    Billy Merryman 2 years ago
    Be sure to make enough. Everyone except for our fish hater had seconds.
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    Ron Kendall 2 years ago
    Okay thanks so much, would be making again
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    Slava Bond 2 years ago
    So simple and delicious!!!!