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Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon is easy to make, and bursting with flavor. This recipe makes for a great quick and simple healthy family dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pesto salmon
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 12-16 oz Salmon Fillet (¾-1 pound)
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 3 gloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • ¾-1 cup basil pesto store bought or homemade
  • fresh lemon for serving (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, add the cherry tomatoes and toss with the minced garlic.
  • Lightly season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • On a baking sheet, line with a sheet of parchment paper. Place the salmon fillet, skin side down on the parchment paper.
  • Brush 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top of the salmon. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Gently arrange the prepped tomatoes around the salmon on the sheet pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the salmon starts to flake when checked with a fork.
  • Add the pesto sauce over the salmon.
  • Bake for an additional 2-3 to heat the pesto.
  • Serve warm with a few lemon wedges. Pair with your favorite leafy greens or roasted vegetables.
  • Enjoy every bite!