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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 teaspoon 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.


    Michelle a month ago
    Delicious and a hit!
    Sunday K. 2 months ago
    Made recipe as written. Very, very good!
    tyreece stone 2 months ago
    My family loved it! Flaky and delicious
    Shayla Main 2 months 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.
    Peterson 3 months ago
    love it! i used fresh cracked pepper instead and sided it with garlic asparagus for a nice keto friendly dinner.
    Blair Carter 3 months 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!
    Helina Prükk 3 months ago
    So easy and tasty dish! Loved it.
    Daniel Wiehoff 3 months 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.
    Tehya Yoshida-Clark 4 months ago
    dilishioso so so yuummmyy
    Rebecca Carter 4 months ago
    so easy and delicious
    M. Moore 4 months ago
    Simple, quick, exquisite. Served a caesar salad on the side.
    B200007 5 months ago
    My family loved it! Before spreading pesto over it, I added some slightly salted butter. It was delicious
    Carolyn V. 5 months ago
    Delicious! The whole family said they liked it.
    von Harras 6 months ago
    Turned out great even had a crispy skin
    Corey Ponder 6 months ago
    really tasty and simple!
    Hillary 6 months ago
    Super easy and one of my favorite ways to make salmon.
    Dianne 6 months ago
    Amazing!!! Yes, It was well worth the effort and I’d make it again in a heartbeat
    !! 6 months ago
    this is about to become a new staple in my household i think
    omri lahav 6 months ago
    yummy! I think ill make it again
    whiterose 7 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 8 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. 8 months ago
    Be sure to make enough. Everyone except for our fish hater had seconds.
    Ron Kendall 9 months ago
    Okay thanks so much, would be making again
    Slava Bond 9 months ago
    So simple and delicious!!!!
    Kristina Stockton 9 months ago
    This was a quick, easy, & delicious dinner!
    Paolo Lammens 9 months ago
    Very quick; and very tasty!
    Louisa E. 10 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 a year ago
    Pesto salmon is the best salmon