Pesto Salmon

Either because I’m a procrastinator or because I’m a planner, I usually end up at the grocery store on Mondays or Fridays to buy my groceries for the upcoming week. This particular Monday was a great day for seafood sales- I was able to find a delicious half pound salmon fillet for 3 dollars- score! Then, when I went home to examine my treasure, I discovered the package had a recipe for pesto salmon- double score!

Of course I had a plethora of kale pesto to try out the recipe.  I paired it with some sauteed spinach to complete the meal.  One improvement or adjustment I might try next time is to add sliced tomatoes on top of the pesto for a more Italian flavor profile.


salmon fillet(s)
pesto, enough to cover your salmon
1 oz mozzarella cheese, per fillet
salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Season the salmon well with salt and pepper and place on lined baking sheet.

Spread each piece of salmon with the pesto. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove salmon from the oven and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Broil the salmon for 3-5 minutes until cheese has turned a golden brown.



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