Stupid-Easy Recipe for 5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon (#1 Top-Rated)


Five ingredients lend a huge amount of flavor to this quick pesto baked salmon.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for 5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon.

1. Info for 5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon

  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 244.12 kcal

2. Ingredients for 5-Ingredient Pesto Baked Salmon

  • 4 Atlantic salmon filets (5 oz each)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ cup (60g) basil pesto sauce
  • ½ a lemon, for serving

3. Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Gently pat salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Place on the baking sheet, skin side down.
  4. Sprinkle the tops of the salmon with the salt and black pepper.
  5. Spoon an equal amount of basil pesto sauce over each salmon fillet. Spread to coat each fillet with an even layer.
  6. Bake the salmon on middle rack of oven until it flakes easily with a fork, 12-15 minutes.
  7. Check to see that salmon is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  8. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over salmon if desired. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to two days.


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