This Baked Pesto Salmon recipe is our favorite simple yet elegant seafood dinner. This Baked Salmon Recipe with Basil Walnut Pesto is bursting with flavor and good fat. The tender flaky salmon is basted in butter, white wine, and lemon juice before baking and then topped with an amazing nutty and rich Basil Walnut Pesto. Best Baked Salmon Recipe ever!

Baked Pesto Salmon Recipe with Basil Walnut Pesto

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: baked salmon, pesto salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
This Baked Pesto Salmon recipe is our favorite simple yet elegant seafood dinner. This Baked Salmon Recipe with Basil Walnut Pesto is bursting with flavor and good fat. The tender flaky salmon is basted in butter, white wine, and lemon juice before baking and then topped with an amazing nutty and rich Basil Walnut Pesto. Best Baked Salmon Recipe ever!
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Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • 4 3 ounce Salmon Filets
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup basil walnut pesto (click for recipe)

For Garnish

  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

For the Baked Salmon

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Brush a baking sheet with oil or spray with nonstick spray. Place the salmon on the baking sheet. 
  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, white wine, and lemon juice. Pour the butter mixture evenly over the salmon. 
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through. 
  • While Salmon is cooking, make the basil walnut pesto (click ingredient above for the recipe)

To Serve

  • When salmon is cooked through, top with a tablespoon of the pesto mixture and garnish with chopped walnuts. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1.5mg