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Pesto-Glazed Salmon Fillet

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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
31%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
24g
24%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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