Baked Basil Pesto Salmon Recipe
Flavorful basil pesto salmon with tomatoes is one of the easiest meals ever! This baked pesto salmon recipe needs just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes.
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- 4 6-oz Salmon fillets (or a whole 24-oz fillet)
- 1/2 cup Basil pesto
- 2 tbsp Butter (softened)
- 1 medium Tomato (sliced)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Add salmon filets to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Puree the basil pesto and softened butter in a food processor, until smooth.
Spread the pesto evenly over the salmon filet. Arrange two tomato slices on top of each filet. Cover the baking dish with foil. (Try to avoid placing the foil directly onto the pesto, leave some space instead.)
Bake for 12-15 minutes for individual fillets, or 16-25 minutes for a large whole fillet, until the salmon is just opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Open a corner of the foil to test for doneness; if not done yet, reseal and return to the oven until done.
Serving size: 1 salmon fillet
Nutrition info is based on store bought basil pesto. My homemade 2-minute basil pesto recipe is even better if you have fresh basil.
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