Pesto-Glazed Salmon Fillet

Pesto-Glazed Salmon Fillet

Impress dinner guests with this Italian-inspired baked salmon recipe. It’s easy, too, with just three ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. Enjoy!

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2-lb salmon fillet
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
cup basil pesto
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place salmon fillet, skin side down, in dish. In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and pesto; spread over salmon.
  2. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Let stand 5 minutes. Place on serving platter. Cut into serving pieces.
Makes 8 servings
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Success Hint
You’ll find prepared pesto, a blend of basil, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese, with the fresh pasta in the refrigerated section of your supermarket.
Continue the Italian theme of this dish with a homemade or bagged Caesar salad and Gorgonzola Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon.
Special Touch
Place the salmon on a serving platter, and garnish with lemon wedges, fresh basil leaves and red currants for a pretty, festive touch.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.