pesto salmon recipe

Foil Baked Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon cooked in foil with fresh veggies is an easy and healthy dinner you can whip up in under 30 minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 287 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • 2 lemons
  • 8 oz pesto sauce
  • Couple handfuls of fresh green beans chopped into approx. 1 inch strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place salmon filet in foil.
  3. Squeeze fresh lemon juice all over the salmon.
  4. Spread pesto over salmon (as much as you want really)
  5. Throw the green beans on top or on the bottom of the salmon. Note: The beans will be crunchier if placed on top of salmon, which is how we prefer it. But softer is good too, just throw underneath the filet.
  6. Wrap foil around salmon.
  7. Place in preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes. This is an approximate time for 1 1/2 pounds of salmon. Check your salmon for flakiness in the middle - when that happen, its time to remove the salmon from the oven.
  8. SO good.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Jamie Oliver

Nutrition Facts
Foil Baked Pesto Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.