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!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

2-lb salmon fillet
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
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.

Expert Tips

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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
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.