Lemon Basil Pesto Rubbed Salmon

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

MMM... we absolutely love salmon.  Our hubbies on the other hand aren't the biggest fans!  Wild caught salmon is too healthy to skip altogether so we have to get creative in the kitchen to make a salmon they will actually enjoy!  Tonight's Lemon Basil Pesto Salmon was so tasty even our men didn't pass this up :)

We love EASY dinners!  How to do feel about a 7 ingredient meal with a 5, yes FIVE, minute prep time!  We certainly love it!  This is such a wonderful dish to whip together on those busy weeknights where making a big fancy meal is the last thing on your mind! 

The pesto is simply made from lemons, garlic, walnuts, nutty parmesan cheese and LOTS of fresh basil!   Yes, it tastes as fresh as it sounds!  Simply rub your salmon down with this pesto and let sit until you are ready to bake (or grill)!  

This is such a beauty!  Serve this up with a veggie of your choice and you are ready to go!  Our cucumber and red onion salad would be a wonderful option!  

Hope you enjoy :)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Serving size: 4 oz
Calories: 194
Fat: 9.4 grams
Carbs: 3.7 grams
Dietary fiber: 1.1 grams
Protein: 25.7

WW Points: 5

1 pound wild salmon or individual 4 oz pieces
1 lemon
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 large handful basil
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  Add garlic, walnuts, parmesan cheese, basil, olive oil, and juice from one lemon into food processor or blender.  Season with Salt and Pepper.  Blend until smooth
3.  Rub pesto all over salmon
4.  Let sit in fridge to marinate for 15 minutes
5.  Line baking tray with tin foil.  Bake salmon for 15-20 minutes or until flakes easily with fork

Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  1. Thank you so much! My boyfriend, who hates fish but wants to eat it because of its benefits, really liked it! We used the CostCo basil pesto sauce. It was amazing! Thanks again!


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