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Baked Pesto Salmon Recipe

Blossom Lady
Mar 12, 2021 08:09 AM
Baked Pesto Salmon Recipe

This Baked Pesto Salmon recipe is our favorite simple yet elegant seafood dinner. This Baked Salmon Recipe with Basil Walnut Pesto is bursting with flavor and good fat. The tender flaky salmon is basted in butter, white wine, and lemon juice before baking and then topped with an amazing nutty and rich Basil Walnut Pesto. Best Baked Salmon Recipe ever!

Baked Salmon with Basil Walnut Pesto is one of our new favorite healthy seafood dinners. This Baked Pesto Salmon recipe is next in the rotation to be one of our go-to healthy recipes. I might just give up decadent recipes after all. Salmon is an absolutely amazing fish with so much healthy fat. Mixed with this delicious Basil Walnut Pesto, you’re sure to love this good for your seafood feast. So much flavor, made in under 20 minutes, and only one pan to clean. Is this heaven? This baked salmon recipe with pesto is so easy to make. What’s better than a healthy dinner that’s easy? Nothing…just prepare the pesto and then the rest of the recipe will only take about 20 minutes. So you have an amazing salmon recipe ready for dinner!


  • 4 3 ounce Salmon Filets
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup basil walnut pesto (click for recipe)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes
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