Salmon with Pesto

Our basil plants have gone nuts…basil everywhere.  Not that I’m complaining!  But I felt like it was time to start doing something with all that basil, and my first time back in the kitchen after a 2 week study hiatus was a good occasion.  I use Skinnytaste’s lightened pesto, which is really just pesto with a bit less oil and no pine nuts…believe me, you don’t miss them.  Anyway, this was a great, easy way to prepare fish.  I served this with some asparagus from our CSA tossed with fresh mint and manchego.



  • 2-3 Tablespoons pesto
  • Two salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Spoon a little pesto into a baking dish. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and place in dish – spread with the remaining pesto.

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.


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